Re: medium and long term storage of ammo
I'll tell you what I just started doing with my ammo stores.
I keep the bulk of mine in ammo cans. I only get ones with good gaskets,a dn I lightly lube the gaskets with mineral oil or vasolene.
I have taking to bagging the boxed and or loose ammo in ziplock baggies. and am making dessicant packs using an old bed sheet and a container of kao kitty litter.. cut a square, att a table spoon, pull corners up and add a twist tie.. looks like a rice packet or birdseed packet at a wedding. I toss one in each box.
I'm waering cotton disposable inspection gloves that have been mistd with a lil rod/reel spray ( silicone ) and have a silicone wipe towel that I am cleaning all my loose ammo before storing..
I'm beginning to dot he same with my handguns that are not for regular use. IE.. if I don't touch it.. if it's for colelction or end times. I clean it.. and bag it with a dry packet..
I'm doing many of my rifles in a similar less sealed fashion. IE.. cleaning and lightly greasing or oilang the metals, then using the huge contractor bags and duct tape A few of them are getting the bedsheet treatment similar tot he guns wrapped in muslin.
this will keep humidity, condensation and finger print damage over the years down.
while doing this I'm taking a pic of each lot of ammo and gun for archival purpose ( insurance or otherwise..e tc )
huge undertaking.. but good for the winter..
if them space bags weren't sooo expensive I might stick a few in each bag and vacume up.
ALso say some 10g and larger ziplock style products available online... those could be promising...