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ElectrickmanElectrickman New MemberPosts: 11 New Member
I was told that ammo could be kept for long period of time, in vacuum sealed food bag without a need for sillica???

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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Under a logPosts: 27,457 Senior Member
    That will work just fine for long term storage. So will the plastic or metal ammunition boxes with the rubber seal around the lid. The G.I. ammo cans are really good for long term storage, and a lot easier to handle. For REALLY long term storage, 3 or 4 inch PVC DWV pipe and cemented in place end caps will keep ammunition moisture free for just about forever in a cool dry place. You can replace one of the cemented in place caps with a threaded fitting and a screw in cap that has been greased to ease removal and inhibit air and moisture intrusion.
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  • ElectrickmanElectrickman New Member Posts: 11 New Member
    Thank You, Sir Glad to be here!
  • ElectrickmanElectrickman New Member Posts: 11 New Member
    Thank you, I have a friend who told me about the vacuum storage, seemed like a good plan.
  • ElectrickmanElectrickman New Member Posts: 11 New Member
    Thanks! glad to be here!
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Pensacola, FLPosts: 10,826 Senior Member
    Thank you, I have a friend who told me about the vacuum storage, seemed like a good plan.

    I would only vacuum seal if there were a chance of flooding or other wise getting very wet. In a controlled climate of a house, you shouldn't need anything special. In a garage or similar, any box with a rubber seal will do...

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  • ElectrickmanElectrickman New Member Posts: 11 New Member
    Thanks for the help!
  • timctimc Senior Member TexasPosts: 6,684 Senior Member
    Ammo is more durable than you may think, As long as you keep it out of direct moisture nothing special is needed.
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  • snake284-1snake284-1 Senior Member Posts: 2,500 Senior Member
    timc wrote: »
    Ammo is more durable than you may think, As long as you keep it out of direct moisture nothing special is needed.

    This is true. When I was a kid my dad had a drawer full of paper 12 gauge shells that he had from the late 30s and everytime you pulled the trigger on one it would go boom and this was in the late 50s-early 60s.
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