American Survival Guide

CHOOSE THE RIGHT CON­TAIN­ERS

- Consumer Goods · Lifehacks

If you are us­ing plas­tic con­tain­ers for stor­age, con­sider us­ing some­thing like a Food­saver sys­tem to fur­ther pro­tect cru­cial items in­side the con­tainer. On a tight bud­get? Metal ammo cans are a good choice for wa­ter­proof con­tain­ers. En­sure the seams and gas­ket are in­tact and the lid clamps tightly. You should feel some re­sis­tance when you close the lid. Con­sider putting cru­cial items in Zi­ploc kitchen-size or closet-size bags. Food-grade, air­tight, wa­ter­proof plas­tic buck­ets can be pur­chased from stores such as Lehman’s, where a 4-gal­lon bucket is about $10. Pel­i­can is well known for their air­tight, wa­ter­proof, rugged and im­pact-re­sis­tant cases that are made in nu­mer­ous sizes and styles, but they can be ex­pen­sive.

 ??  ?? Left: Con­sider pur­chas­ing air­tight, wa­ter­proof con­tain­ers. Plas­tic buck­ets with tight-fit­ting lids, metal ammo cans and Pel­i­can cases of­fer many size, shape and ca­pac­ity op­tions and prices for most any bud­get. Photos by Suzy Jef­fries and Jim Jef­fries.
Left: Con­sider pur­chas­ing air­tight, wa­ter­proof con­tain­ers. Plas­tic buck­ets with tight-fit­ting lids, metal ammo cans and Pel­i­can cases of­fer many size, shape and ca­pac­ity op­tions and prices for most any bud­get. Photos by Suzy Jef­fries and Jim Jef­fries.
 ??  ?? Right: This sur­vival cache in­cludes cru­cial, high-value items, firearms and ammo so it needs to be stored in tough lock­able Pel­i­can cases. Photos by
Suzy Jef­fries and Jim Jef­fries.
Right: This sur­vival cache in­cludes cru­cial, high-value items, firearms and ammo so it needs to be stored in tough lock­able Pel­i­can cases. Photos by Suzy Jef­fries and Jim Jef­fries.

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