Looking for an easy way to store, hide or cache guns, ammo or other gear? The MTM Case-Gard Survivor Ammo Can might be just the thing you are looking for.
In a previous article, I gave you a quick review on this burial vault. For this installment, I made a video of me assembling the can and burying it on my property. I included in the can a new Springfield XD magazine, an unfinished AK-47 80% receiver, Wolf 7.62×39 steel cased ammo, and Russian surplus 7.62x54r ammo.
I only plan on having the ammo can buried for about three to four months. Longer testing would be better, but it would also delay any results for people that have an urgent need for solid information on whether or not this burial vault works.
I skipped adding cosmoline or any other protectant to the items stored. Since the testing term is measured in months, and not years, I wanted to make the items especially vulnerable to any moisture that might penetrate into the Survivor Ammo Can. I would certainly recommend the use a good storage grease/protectant to anyone storing guns for long periods of time.
If you are interested in seeing what a gun and accessories will look like after being cached in a homemade burial container, check out this article at Backwoods Home Magazine. The author stored a rifle, ammo, and supplies in the 90′s and dug them up about 15 years later. After all of that time in the woods, the gun and supplies were in perfect condition.
If you are interested in picking up one of the MTM cans, Amazon has them for less than $25 each. Considering the cost of materials and the amount of time it would take to construct something similar from PVC at Home Depot, I think the coast is pretty reasonable. Of course, in a few months we will know for sure if the cans live up to the promises.