streakpi Posted January 2, 2013 at 11:48 PM Share Posted January 2, 2013 at 11:48 PM Late to the ammo party? There will also be a storage party soon - actually its already been in progress. https://www.surplusc...sc&keyword=XA11I've been eyeballing cans and they're selling at 20-50 cans a day. This place used to be pretty discrete but someone has found out they have cans. So dont forget to keep your hard found ammo safe and dry. Also - amazon.com sells bulk desiccant. Otherwise you can collect packets from your shoe boxes, electronics, etc... Silica gel can be reactivated in an oven at ~200 degrees. Small packets will only take ~45 minutes, while very large ones can take hours. Alternatives to silica gel are popcorn and rice, which can be dehydrated the same way, and stored in a paper lunch sack inside the can. Using a small desiccant packet with your ammo can, in a cool/dry place, can extend your shelf life out beyond 100 years. Basically as long as your seal lasts - which people are still using stuff from ww2, even without silica packets. Great advice. My advice - if I may - is to buy these cans either at a gun show, at a big box store (Cabelas) or at an Army surplus store. The ones listed above were cheap...$9/can (.50cal) but cost $13 EACH to ship within Illinois. Take a few hours and hit some different stores and you can find a good deal. If you are desperate - guess you can pay the shipping. Some of you in the Communist part of Chicago have no choice I guess. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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