I like the idea of having a place to stash valuables—cold hard cash, documents, heirlooms, guns, food or whatever. The fellows over at MTM just made my wishes a little easier to fulfill. Storing emergency money in one of these might actually be safer than storing it at a bank. More importantly, stashing something that would not be worthless in an apocalyptic emergency such as tradable goods or ammunition would be your best bet.
When I did an Internet search for underground storage containers, I was a little disappointed. Most forums and sites suggested I buy PVC pipe and seal it. There are smaller containers from the Geocaching community but none of them held up to the quality levels I was looking for. If I was trying to store some less valuable swag in smaller amounts, these would do fine, but I’m going for buried treasure here. Furthermore, the few containers that had the specs I needed were far too expensive for my budget. For me, the MTM Survivor Ammo Can seems to fit the bill. The inside measures a full 7 inches across and has 12.75 inches of vertical storage. The heavy-duty plastic is extremely thick and MTM includes a VCL (Vapor Corrosion Inhibitor) bag to add an extra layer of moisture protection. The lid has a double O-ring seal and cap design—water couldn’t get in if it tried. There is enough space to hold 600 rounds of .45 ACP or 500 rounds and a handgun. Your valuables will remain dry and clean indefinitely. Since the canister is made of polymer, it won’t rust—ever! Depending on what’s inside, it will also not spike a metal detector. However, there is one caveat you should always follow—don’t forget where you buried your stuff!