Ive helped a friend use 8” PVC piping. Works great but you can only open it once.
We think a 55 gallon barrel is to big. The hole is huge, the barrel is too heavy, so we like 30 gallon barrels. We put the barrel into a large trash bag before covering with soil. Pile limbs and forest debris over site. Have a second person from your group to help, in case you are unable to participate.Has anyone used a 55 gallon plastic barrel to cache items? Tips or comments on the best way to use them would be appreciated.
I have a 55 gallon plastic barrel buried in a bog for a bog cooler. I'm short, so for me the main thing I did was put concrete blocks in the bottom to lift my food up to my reach and to add a bit of thermal-mass.Has anyone used a 55 gallon plastic barrel to cache items? Tips or comments on the best way to use them would be appreciated.
There is a pickle factory about an hour from me, I guess like anything else they wind up in bulk packaging somewhere along the way. I've seen the 275 gallon IBC totes that had contained honey. One of those full would be a pretty nice addition to my preps.OMG... Who eats that many pickles?
The parish sells us the same barrels for 35 bucks ready to catch rain water and plumbed for a garden hose.I bought a couple of these 3 years ago when I think they were $15 cheaper,
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They are a pain since they are longer and you have to go deeper. Isn't easy either since even the NV/CA desert is hard once you get down a foot. They were out on the claim and not near enough pressurized water to use a water pick to break it up so I used my jackhammer. The fact it was on a remote claim made the all day long ordeal incognito.
I threw the leftover dirt in the truck And took it to the drywashing area adding it to a number of tailing piles.so as not to draw attention.
The one thing about them is being as tall as they are, even with my real long arms I can't reach the bottom so I pack accordingly. But these barrels are a lot of room and after 3 years it's pretty secure when I leave stuff at that claim. Plus the length is a bonus, I've actually left a couple of long guns in there when I headed to town for supplies.
Which brings up a point, claims are usually in a rocky area so it took alot of exploring to find a spot where I figured I wouldn't be into bedrock within 4 feet. It's not an easy project but it was well worth it.
Would love to have a local source for that barrel, but my link is including free shipping if the total is high enough just pay the oversize surcharge.. Good on you for having a better price, I don't. I'd buy 5 more at your price, maybe even 10.The parish sells us the same barrels for 35 bucks ready to catch rain water and plumbed for a garden hose.
Plus the new price is kind of high. The old price of 67 was better, I just posted that link to show which ones I was working with.Would love to have a local source for thatr barrel, but my link is including free shipping. Good on you for having a better price, I don't.
Plus being a smaller opening I could never fall in, as one post suggested. I have thought of leaving one open and empty if I ever need an easy snake stew source. Pour a little water in there and the snakes can't resist heading in for water and shade. As tall as it is they'll never get out.It's just that barrel in particular is perfect for what the OP suggests it is smaller on the opening but it allows for a framed plywood covering which makes it easier to access when uncovering