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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Caching: Rifles

I was going to do a video on caching a rifle or shotgun, and this beat the pants off of anything I was going to do.  It uses an iron, a 20x30 mylar bag, and a FoodSaver bag.  Right on point.



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This technique would work equally well with handguns or anything that needs long-term, water-proof storage.

Has it gotten to the point of needing to bury weapons?  I don't know.  I'm glad I now know how to do it in case the need ever arises.

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7 comments:

theotherryan said...

For burying a gun I like this idea but would stuff go with a PVC tube. Even the cheapest rifle out there the Mosin Nagant costs about $100 delivered to an FFL so a few bucks for a tube with two caps and some glue is a non decision for me.

I think cheaper than dirt has some vacuum seal plastic gun bags. Considered ordering them when I stashed my arms in the warehouse prior to moving overseas. Instead I went with a rag and a liberal amount of gun oil. Will see how they have fared next Christmas time.

theotherryan said...

Maybe I wasn't clear. I like the food saving idea but would do that after greasing it and then put it into a tube. Toss an O2 absorber in also.

Chief Instructor said...

I don't think I'd bury anything without putting it in some sort of hard, outer shell like a tube or bucket (depending on what you're burying).

Shy Wolf said...

I'm waffling on the idea of actually burying any kind of weapons, unless they're way out in the boonies for an imagined need to flee to the hills.
However, I can see this mylar/plastic cover being used to "cache" weapons within a structural wall, where they'd still need protection from moisture. Or for burying in the dirt of a crawl space, which is as far as I'd go at burying my weapons. (My thinking is that when I want that weapon, I want it NOW- and not have to wait for spring thaw to dig it up.)
For outdoor storage, I believe I'd go the mylar/PVC tube route, though.
Shy III

Chief Instructor said...

Good points.

I have only cached things of which I have duplicates or surplus. Whether it's camping supplies, guns, food, ammo or other supplies.

I do this on the assumption that my house will burn down! I saw first hand what happened during the Oakland Hills fire. My grandfather's home had nothing left other than fireplace bricks. Even the metal hand railings for the stairs were gone!

This also makes me less vulnerable to robbery or seizures.

Anything that has gone in the ground is mylar/vacuum sealed and put into PVC tubes. My biggest issue has been being able to afford the larger 6" tubes and fittings. I've made and deployed a number of the 4" tubes that are easily purchased and constructed from items at Home Depot and Lowes.

Anonymous said...

The Taliban has used truck inner tubes, cut and tied off at the ends, very successfully. Cheap.

Anonymous said...

Hey..What happened to the video?? Was finally going to do this but no video. I thought this was a great alternative.