+Rick618 Posted October 14, 2005 Share Posted October 14, 2005 I'm sure you've seen the occasional cache where the log is wet or the container is damaged, etc. How about some tips on what works and what to avoid? Things like film cans, those that I've found sitting with the lid upright stay dry, when they are left on thier side they get wet, same with pill bottles. But they can get brittle and crack, so they should be changed out as needed. A baggie doesn't help because it is usually torn or has a hole poked in it from the pen/pencil. Plastic containers that I've found that are just out in the wild are going to leak, either from a warped or cracked lid or from the local vermin gnawing. Several that have been tucked out of the way say under a rock or just not covered with leaves last longer but these things are just going to require periodic maintenance. So far 2 types that I've seen hold up real well. The trusty ammo can as long as the seal is intact have sat for months, some in periodic running creeks with little signs of trouble. The other has twist on lids like a reused water filter case or small Igloo-type water jug. Locknlocks.....seems you need to write "this side up" on the lid. Bison tubes, the UV breaks down the o-rings so these need to be changed based on exposure. Quote Link to comment
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