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Old 04-28-2019, 05:34 PM
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Back in the 90s I spent a lot of time boring holes under roads and putting pipe in. The pipe was to be used for installing telephone and fiber optic cable. The pipes could be buried for weeks or months before we came back to dig them up and install the cable, so we couldn't leave open holes or someone would fall in.

We used to tie some of that yellow plastic Caution tape to the end of the pipe before burying, and leave a bit of it sticking out of the ground. When we came back later, all we had to do was find the tape and follow it down with a shovel.



The same could be done here. Even if a bit of the tape was sticking out of the ground, casual people would either not notice it or think it was trash. I think the plastic would last a LONG time if buried. But even if you left no tape sticking out of the ground, it's a lot easier to find the tape buried an inch below the top and follow it down than to dig 3 foot deep holes all over the place looking for your cache!

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I will retrieve another one in 20 years from the date this one was dug up.

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Why not a piece of mason twine? At about 6” bgs leave a coil extending 4’. When you are close, you hit the string, pull, and it will lead right to it. Mason twine lasts decades and would be much harder to spot. They also make tape with a magnetic foil in it so it can be found easily with a metal detector. Could make a nice big X and move it 15’ at 90* east too. Finding stuff verticals is difficult.
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I'm happy to hear some real life info. FYI, next time, bury all the documentation with the firearm...
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With a metal detector, wouldn't a rifle only 3 feet down be a big enough "X" for you? You would be better off placing a big 100LB rock over the top of it, than more metal that will just be covered and lost over time. Maybe even washed away during some minor flooding. A big rock will stay put.
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Thanks for the real life experience. That is very good info.
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didja put a couple cans of them "woodpecker boolits" (steel core on stripper clips) ammo with it?
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