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DCexplorer
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Joined: 2003-08-21
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Location: Sturgeon Bay, WI, USA

PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 8:22 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I am interested in finding an alternative to the traditional ammo can, for a couple of reasons.

One, sometimes, an ammo can is just too big for what you have in mind. You want something smaller.

Two, with the scares that happen every now and then with accidential discoveries of ammo boxes, something a little less threatening is nice for caches in high-traffic areas.

The problem is that most of the alternatives aren't as durable. I've come across many Rubbermaid containers that seemed to let dampness seep in, or had the edges chewed.

I thought a glass jar with a screw-on metal lid I used for one of my caches would be long-lasting, but it, too, let the contents get damp, as well as the lid got rusty, making the jar hard to open. I replaced it with an ammo box.

Has anyone else discovered an alternative to the traditional ammo box in a slightly smaller size? Something that will last a number of years without getting damp?
 
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Flushingrouse
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Joined: 2004-03-14
Posts: 364
Location: Sussex, Wi, USA

PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 8:47 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Possibly the "decon" container is the one you may be looking for.. See it here..
http://www.armysurpluswarehouse.com/itemDetail.cfm?product=M258A1%20Plastic%20Box&it em=559

I've ordered from Army Surplus Warehouse in the past and had no problems... I've had no problems with this type of container and moisture however, there's not too much room for trade items...

FWIW
Cache On!!!

~Bill

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DCexplorer
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Location: Sturgeon Bay, WI, USA

PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 9:23 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Looks like a winner; but... I going to order five, at $1.79 each for a total of $8.95, but the shipping was going to be $9.41, which seems a bit high for five smaller plastic containers. I will definitely check out the Army-Navy Surplus Store in Green Bay, however, for similar containers.

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Gypsy Rose
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Joined: 2006-01-25
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:20 pm Reply with quote Back to top

It would depend on the size you are willing to go to but I find that the plastic powered lemonaid containers to be good.
 
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Cache_boppin_BunnyFuFu
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2006 8:17 am Reply with quote Back to top

There's an Army Surplus Store in Green Bay, I do believe. Might consider giving them a call and driving down to get them. Or having one of us down yander here, pick them up and send them for a lot less. OR meet ya half way.

Just a thought!!
 
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Cache_boppin_BunnyFuFu
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2006 8:19 am Reply with quote Back to top

Oh.. never mind.. you knew that already.. LOL didn't read all the way down. Silly me....skimming conversations again Image



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Cache_boppin_BunnyFuFu
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2006 8:39 am Reply with quote Back to top

A while ago there was chat about the Lock & Lock containers. I did find them at Wal-mart. They have a nice seal on them like an ammo box. They do come in different sizes, but it depends on your Wal-mart. I think Target had them too. T

hey are a harder plastic and not as easy to chew on... not that I have tried. LOL

Image

Hope you find something that works!

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Lostby7
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Joined: 2005-06-07
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Location: Lake country area, WI

PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2006 8:45 am Reply with quote Back to top

I currently have two Lock n Locks in the field and they are holding up OK so far.

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EnergySaver
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Joined: 2004-05-28
Posts: 1440
Location: Ozaukee County

PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2006 9:34 am Reply with quote Back to top

Thumbs up here too for the Lock N' Lock containers! I've not bought any yet. But came across one at a cache ... hands down, the best plastic container I've seen so far for caches ... with the exception of a plastic 1 gallon drywall compond container (but they're a bit big for many hides).
 
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Trudy and the beast
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2006 10:54 am Reply with quote Back to top

We have use a Lexan plastic (clear) equipment box at Bird on a wire - St Louis(GCGXD4) in Doctor's Park. Better than an ammobox. We bought it at Gander Mountain. It was a bit pricy.


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greyhounder
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Joined: 2004-01-18
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Location: Fort Atkinson, WI, USA

PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2006 11:24 am Reply with quote Back to top

I was just going to give my props for Lexan as well. Tupperware came out with a bunch of Lexan products a few years back that are heatable & freezeable & you can stand on them without breaking. They come in a variety of sizes, even a smallish one (about 1 cup capacity). I think they were called Rock and Serve containers. Probably could find them on eBay for a lot cheaper.

Bec
 
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bnb
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Joined: 2003-05-20
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Location: Colfax, WI

PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2006 12:37 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I wouldn't count on Rock n Serve for two main reasons. I have them in my kitchen and a number of them have cracked and/or broken. Also, if my spouse is an example, some people just cannot seem to seal them back correctly.

Ruth
 
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greyhounder
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2006 12:40 pm Reply with quote Back to top

quote:
Originally posted by bnb:
Also, if my spouse is an example, some people just cannot seem to seal them back correctly.

Ruth



That's a good point!

You know, if you've got cracked ones, they are replaceable (I used to sell this stuff) because they are guaranteed not to break. I've had some in my freezer (as a test) for a year and a half. One empty, one with water (now ice) and even one with swag. So far, so good!

Bec
 
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Trudy and the beast
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2006 12:54 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Try this: http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524441894033&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302700553
 
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Team Deejay
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Joined: 2005-10-02
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Location: Rochester, WI, US

PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2006 5:15 pm Reply with quote Back to top

quote:
Originally posted by greyhounder:

You know, if you've got cracked ones, they are replaceable (I used to sell this stuff) because they are guaranteed not to break.



Can I watch when you try get a replacement, due to the fact that it cracked because someone dropped a boulder on it, trying to "rehide" it? Image Or how about claiming a bear chewed on it to break it? Image
 
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