I know, so no one has to tell me the old adage that:
Yep, it's a nice quote and a nice sentiment but truth is it is kind of ridiculous. Even if a civil war was raging to protect our rights and you were fighting on the RIGHT side, it still would be good and prudent planning on your part to have something stashed away for you to 'dig up' as a last resort kind of a thing. Thus, I just purchased two more of these:
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I already owned one or more of these before my recent purchase of two more. I can attest that I tested one of them while I was still living in NY to see if they actually worked as promised. So, I buried one in my backyard for about 6 months. I buried one, containing a steel handgun (not stainless), two mags for the pistol, and about 500 rounds of ammo for it, in about December and then unearthed it in about May of the following year (don't hold me to the timeframe but it was at least 3cmonths although I recall 5 months). I was quite happy to find everything was dry and nothing had rusted or otherwise had corroded. In with the pistol and ammo, I had placed a silica gel desiccant can - specifically a Hydrosorbent Dehumidifier 40 Gram Canister - and put the gun into the blue "VCI" bag that came with the can. Everything came out dry and it had been buried in a fairly low spot that was usually wet both during and after the winter and the spring thaw.
Now, I'd like to say I also purchased some canisters to protect rifles, in addition to those to protect the pistols, but damn they were expennsive. They also require being buried vertically and to dig down 48 to 56 inches of so vertically and then another foot or two (the cannisters are quite long to accommodate rifles) is a chore to say the least, and that only if you can find ground soft enough to go down that far. So, I just tested these that will fit many pistols and some ammo. It is a good product as far as I am concerned and maybe one you really should consider under the current administration.
All the best,
Remind me not to piss any of you off. I feel like it is too easy for y’all to make a body disappear!