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    Default WTB: Ammo Cans for Food Cache

    Looking for old very inexpensive ammunition cannisters that I can use to cache food on extended backpacking trips (30 days). PM me if you have some. If you're in the NY area, I can drive to you. Otherwise, can pay for shipping. Thanks

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    Go to your local army surplus store. They should have plenty

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    Here is where I've gotten them in the past. Never tried to use them caching food.

    http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/Produ...priceLow&pn=50
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    i use 4" pvc and make a tube like this and bury it

    03-pvc-pipe-cache.jpg
    I'm so confused, I'm not sure if I lost my horse or found a rope.

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    Why not just use a five gallon bucket?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kayak karl View Post
    i use 4" pvc and make a tube like this and bury it

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    Nice idea. I bet you use in the kayak too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swjohnsey View Post
    Why not just use a five gallon bucket?
    Probably because they are to big to bury and hide. They stand out like a sore thumb

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    Quote Originally Posted by canoe View Post
    Nice idea. I bet you use in the kayak too.
    yep i have one 3" by 16" attached under deck of kayak. holds phone, camera ans GPS. i use this cap for that one. 1557d7da-fce2-43ba-9d4e-07707fad56a7_400.jpg
    I'm so confused, I'm not sure if I lost my horse or found a rope.

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    Here is another source: http://www.sportsmansguide.com/produ...22&c=407&s=199

    I've never ordered their ammo cans but I have ordered other stuf from them and had no problems.

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    Rust proof polypropylene from Harbor Freight:

    http://www.harborfreight.com/ammo-box-61451.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by kayak karl View Post
    i use 4" pvc and make a tube like this and bury it

    03-pvc-pipe-cache.jpg
    What a great idea! You can make this anywhere from 4" to 12" diameter.

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    Lots of great ideas here-if you want to buy a ammo can, I would suggest your local Bass Pro Shop, they have some nice ammo cans that are plastic and can hold bulky items. Pretty good price as well.
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    What a great idea.

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