Quick Prepper Tip: Cache Catcher — Five Useful Cache Containers

By Lisa Metheny published on in Camping & Survival, Gun Gear

Not all storage containers are created equal. Although there are many storage containers on the market that can be used in a variety of applications, most have some type of limitation. For example you probably do not want to store your bulk rice in a cloth gun case, or your stash of batteries in a non-watertight cardboard box. Here are five containers options for your typical cache items.
MTM Survivor Burial Vault loaded with a weapon and money

Waterproof Containers

MTM Case-Gard Survivor Dry Box Orange — its compass and signaling mirror are ideal for the survivalist and thanks to the rubber O-ring this case is watertight. Perfect for storing ammo, batteries, matches, important documents and more.

MTM Survivor Burial Vault — not only is this box waterproof, it is designed to be buried. It comes with a vapor corrosion inhibitor plastic liner bag and desiccant pack making it ideal for storing jewelry, money, ammo and other valuables.

Mono Vault Burial Tube — this is a great storage container when you need waterproof and corrosion storage protection for rifles, shotguns and other odd-sized valuables.

Food Grade Buckets and Lids

Food Storage Containers

Gamma Bucket Lid — these colorful universal, screw-on, food-grade lids fit any 12-inch diameter bucket and are great when you need an airtight, pest-proof storage option for bulk items such as flour, sugar and rice.

Five-Gallon Food Grade Bucket — food grade handled buckets are ideal for carrying water or storing bulk items. They can withstand a wide range of temperatures from 10 to 180°F.

Do you have a quick prepper tip? Tell us in the comment section.


Lisa Metheny is a published award-winning outdoor writer, photographer, speaker and outdoor skills instructor. Lisa holds several instructor certifications and conducts a number of women-focused outdoor seminars on topics such as archery and hunting throughout the year. She regularly teaches hunters education and archery classes and has become an advocate for promoting traditional outdoor recreation to families across the United States. Lisa is also an avid and accomplished hunter with many big game species to her credit. She is a member of POMA and former Board of Directors member as well as a member of the NRA, RMEF, MDF and DU.

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Comments (5)

  • Roger


    I use plastic wrap to wrap my guns in. It’s a very thick plastic wrap used in the grocery industry to wrap pallets of boxed food to keep it from falling over off the pallets. You can find it by the roll in most big department stores. I clean and oil the guns then wrap them. When I open the wrapped guns I have not found any rust on them. I live in a humid part of the country and clean my guns at least 3 times a year to keep an eye on the rust. By using this wrapping method I haven’t found any rust so I cut down on the cleaning. I would imagine that if I had to bury them it would be very helpful too. You can wrap anything you want to moisture proof with it also.


  • bobby hopkins


    If possible dig a small cellar under home. Temp. always low and even.Can put water in there to and other stuff also.


  • Fran


    Well, Hank, from what you say, it sounds like you’ll be ready with the rest of us when the _ _ I T hits the fan that you’ll have plenty of it on “hand” to throw at the fan! Keep on eating and prepping. We salute you. Have fun prepping. Laughing out loud!


  • AR Shooter


    Hi Hank
    Your question about “insulating capability” FORGET IT it’s plastic and that will not insulate at all ! ! ! !


  • Hank Alvarez


    In an attempt to get my fecal material together for what ever future disasters await us I have chosen to pack it in 5 gallon plastic buckets with tight fitting lids like you find at home improvement stores. I store my supplies in the garage and I’m concerned as to how much insulating capability they have. Any idea? It can get over 100 degrees in my garage. I’d appreciate any advice. Hank


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