Prep for the week

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  1. soundguy

    soundguy Well-Known Member

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    and then put a crescent shaped or full round, mound/ sand bag mound around the entrance corridore you dig/timber to it!
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    If you bury it, you will need to insulate and vent, at least by convection,
    to keep control of moisture/condensation [if you keep anything in it
    that moisture will damage].
    Same on the above ground method, to a degree.
    If you set it on a gravel bed you only have about 4" from ground to floor,
    and if you raise it, make sure you have air flow underneath.
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    What is the best source for the cargoship containers?
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    try looking up aztec or american steel cargo containers
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    thats impractical for me.

    There is just too much rock under the ground

    I have a nice stand of trees to set it in and provide some shade
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    derust and then paint it good.. set some piers for it.. even if single (solid) block pillars..
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    part of me says to just set it right on a level gravel pad so that I won't have to deal with snakes and other critters setting up house underneath it if I set it up on blocks
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    and then you have ground contact and moisture issues to deal with though...
    if you do a gravel pad.. don't do fines.. do a raised be of something like reclaimed concrete or railroad ballas that is coarse.. like 57 or better so there is positive drainage..
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    I rather deal with snakes and critters than have my long term or even short term storage gear in bad condition from enviroment.

    Look up liquid fence, its a company up the road from me, the make sprays that will keep just about any critter away, locals use it for driving deer and rodent control.

    But in the passed week I've picked up 1600 CCI Mini Mags, a case of 12ga shells, 420 rounds of Lake City 5.56, chamber brush for the AR, and a few other odds and ends.
  10. ozo

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    You still have a void underneath it if you set it on the ground,
    at least 4" between the floor and ground.
    You can mound up gravel around it to lessen the chance, but only
    on three sides, or you will not get the doors open.
    The doors...another issue....many containers have incredibly
    stiff and hard to open doors.....by raising it up some, you make
    it easier to get to, to open and close them.
    The container is solid, and will not require any elaborate foundation.
    Look on the bottom, see which direction the floor rails run,
    set some railroad ties perpendicular, making sure they don't
    protrude from underneath, and run some hardware cloth around the
    bottom.
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    Once you view the bottom structure, you may cancel
    any idea to use blocks [8x8x16].
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    I'm thinking rail road ties or large landscape timbers

    I have a friend also with a sawmill and I have some cedar trunks we can saw into just about any size

    my first one is going to be a 20ft size and I see where many people set them up on supports on the ends only since they are designed with the strength in the corners


    also, not to hijack this thread, I might start a different thread to continue discussing containers.
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  13. soundguy

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    on our construction jobsite we use storage containers all the time.. we set tehm on concrete pillow blocks ( not cinder blocks ).

    what problems are you having with blocks?
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    This week I picked up...

    -M-1942 Military Mess Kit
    -Extra 20oz MSR Fuel Bottle
    -100pk 12GA 2 3/4" 7 1/2 Bird Shot
    -15pk 12GA 2 3/4" Slug
    -10pk 12GA 3" 00Buck
    -2 boxes of 525 22LR
    -Made 8 8oz Jelly Jar Candles
    -1 Gal. Coleman Camp Fuel
    -4 Military P-51 Can Openers
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    would love to see the candles / how you made them?

    thanks
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