Do you remember the Millennium? I thought 2000 was a great year. It showed, once again, the alarmist nature of the media when Y2K fears just faded away. The United States led the medal count at the Sydney Olympics, and Billary was on their way out of the Whitehouse.
This, of course, meant that the Green Guru was going head-to-head against that plain-talking Texan to become the 43rd President of the United States, and a lot of gun owners were anxious because Al Gore was the deciding vote on the 1994 “Assault Weapons” Ban that jacked prices, and showed some true colors, but did very little to actually prevent violent crime.
There was a lot of talk that year about long-term gun and ammunition storage in preparation of the creation of a national firearms registry. The prevailing theory was PVC pipe paired with desiccant packs and plumber’s cement. Personally, I never tested the theory, so I don’t know if it works, but many folks believed the theory to be sound.
It’s funny how history continuously repeats itself-it’s as if we, as a country, just don’t want to learn-as once again firearms rights are under attack. This time, however, someone decided to build a storage system for us.
MTM has introduced a waterproof and weatherproof storage container for valuables, such as jewelry, coins, documents, emergency cash and yes, firearms and ammunition. The company calls the unit the Survival Ammo Can, and its 10 x 13.5-inch dimensions can hold up to 600 rounds of .45 ACP ammunition or 500 rounds and the gun that shoots them. The Survival Ammo Can is designed with an oversize cap, which sheds water away from the seals and uses the weight of the dirt on top of it to create an even tighter seal. So yes, the unit is designed to be buried by those of us that believe HE is coming. Why is my shoulder itching?
Of course, 500 rounds sound like a lot of ammo to many folks, but really it’s not. I’ve gone through more than that in a weekend with just a couple of buddies. It is, however, about the right amount for grabbing on the run in an apocalypse. Standing your ground against the hordes would require a minimum of a half dozen cans spread out through the compound.