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Ready made large cache?

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I wanted to keep some stuff stashed at my BOL,and have been using 5gal buckets,which I fill almost full,then put a chunk of dry ice in,letting it melt to almost gone,then putting the top on and sealing it with tape(in effect a primative nitro-pac). Anyway,an inlaw recently had a large chest freezer go out, and I was thinking of using it sort of the same way. It looks to me like it should work pretty well-it's fairly sturdy,with a fiberglass liner,it seals with a rubber gasket,and it even locks. I measured, and it will easily hold 10 5gal buckets(Ifigure 6months pluss worth of food for 2) and still have room left over for some other stuff I want to keep there. It's real dry here,so do I need to paint it with asphalt emmission or anything like that before I put it in a hole with a few inches of dirt over it( I wanna be able to get into it fairly easy to get out tools etc.) Any input besides the usual about caches being unsecured storage?-once again,where I'm doing this is remote enough and hidden enough that the chances of anyone finding it are realyrealyrealy slim.

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I'm not entirely sure, but i would assume that anything that gives you an air tight, water tight seal should be fine. I think if it were me i would toss in some oxygen absorbers, and then seal it. Redundancy works miracles in my opinion.

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Thanks Grant,I think I might give that a try,this is high dessert,so water probably wouldnt be a problem,but Iwould like to do something to make it a little bit more weather resistant:and besides"nothin says love like JOHN DEERE green!"

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Lmao I have a good buddy who takes his truck off the frame and paints it with tractor paint to prevent rust. Here in mo a bad winter with a lot of salt can cause problems after a few winters.

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we have a storage container for cache made out of a fiberglass septic tank. totally waterprof. so far! Now, here we have a water table issue. So we buried it and landscaped around it. it blends in to our landscaping so well even my wife asks: "where is this cache again??" The entry point is the weak spot for us. It has a cover but it stiill is the entry point for evryone and moisture as well and the occasional critter. We got ours new. LOL I found a used one for free but I said no thanks. Man can you imagine trying to clean one out for repurposeing? LOL we have the 1500 gallon for storage btw.

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I like the septic tank idea, I might do that myself. As far waterproofing a cache, I think I would get rhinoliner, like they use for truck beds, that stuff is tough, but spendy.

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Been seeing the commercials for flex seal all the time, and it popped into my head when I read this...

 

We tried to repair an old portable water tank with flex seal and it didn't work for spit.For all their hype and commercials, I was under impressed by the stuff! by the way,the freezer is working out real good-just had 3 days of rain,and stuff inside stayed nice and dry.

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