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    Figured I'd let you guys know that the army made these really well. So well infact that they hold moisture for quite a while. Yesterday I opened up the ammo can containing my winching gear to find droplets of water everywhere from the snow run back in November. Figured I'd advise everyone to open up their ammo cans after wet wheeling.

    I'm worried now about the integrity of my winch remote now. I stuck it in our parts oven at work today for a couple of hours to dry it out. It still works....for now.

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    Great to know! Was thinking about getting some.

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    they are made to indefinitely store ammo that must be humidity free. I have one that held onto the smell of the farm i worked at 5 years before i opened it up again. they do a good job!

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    Hey look who's online. Hi!

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    I have one that these days gets used as dry storage on 4x4 trips. Last time I sealed it up was at about 10,600 ft. and when I tried to open it here it had sealed so well I had to take the pry bar to it to release the vacuum inside.

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    scout man previously posted:
    "I have one that these days gets used as dry storage on 4x4 trips. Last time I sealed it up was at about 10,600 ft. and when I tried to open it here it had sealed so well I had to take the pry bar to it to release the vacuum inside."

    I keep my inflator in one and I would not have thought of this, thanks.

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    WINKY previously posted:
    "they are made to indefinitely store ammo that must be humidity free. I have one that held onto the smell of the farm i worked at 5 years before i opened it up again. they do a good job!"

    Yeah, they do work almost too well, both the plastic and the metal ones. You can find them online for pretty cheap, probably cheaper than locally, and the best place to get them in Denver Metro area is the Army Navy Surplus on Alameda west of I25 on the north side of the road. I have use these style cans since I was about 7 years old as we had plenty around the farm.

    Unlike WINKY, though, I didn't store horse apples and cow pies in my cans so they don't smell like the farm when I open them...

    You can get some denatured alcohol and spray it on your remote to get rid of the rest of the moisture...

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    hot boxin cowpies...... HAHAHAHAHAHA

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    I ended up getting mine from running ammo detail a few years ago. I somehow "found" two 5.56mm and two 7.62mm cans in my car after said detail. They just discarded the cans after the ammo turn-in anyway, so they really didn't care. They're awesome though. I have my Jeep tools in the one in the back of my vehicle, one has spare parts from around the house jobs, one has my old boot polishing stuff, and the other one is empty. The funny thing is that I left the lid off of my boot polish one time, but closed the lid to the ammo can and the polish didn't dry out at all.
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    I use one of my larger metal cans for storing all of my chains. The first time I opened it up a few days after a snow wheeling trip, all my chains were covered with a rusty film. I have since drilled a bunch of holes in the can so I can just throw the chains back in the box and be done with it. No more moisture build-up!

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    There's an Army Navy Surplus at Broadway and Hampden that has em too. I don't recall prices

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    They were on sale the other day at the army surplus in old town arvada as well

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