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#260346 - 05/06/13 06:33 PM Re: In Praise of the Humble G.I. Ammo Can. [Re: cliff]
wildman800 Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
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I've seen .50cal boxes used as CB weather proof mounts. The radio is mounted inside the box, which is attached to a wall or bulkhead. The power lead, antenna coaxial is brought in through the bottom & sealed with RTV. Open the lid and pop the lid off the hinges.
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#260356 - 05/07/13 03:02 AM Re: In Praise of the Humble G.I. Ammo Can. [Re: cliff]
barbakane Offline
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Registered: 03/12/09
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Loc: Florida
Got one lot long ago at the Cocoa Army Navy for $10. Also got a metal box approx 25" x 13" x 8" for $15:
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#260357 - 05/07/13 04:07 AM Re: In Praise of the Humble G.I. Ammo Can. [Re: cliff]
Nomad Offline
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Registered: 05/04/02
Posts: 492
Loc: Just wandering around.
Today I repainted a 50 cal. box. I have had it at least 35 years. It was a bit rusty on the outside, so a bit of sanding to remove the lose rust and then 3 coats of rustolium paint. Looks like new. Good for another 35 years. I paid 50 cents for it. Bought about 20. Still have 15. They have been hacked into radio boxes, lock boxes and assorted other things. Nothing like 'em.

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#260539 - 05/14/13 01:10 AM Re: In Praise of the Humble G.I. Ammo Can. [Re: cliff]
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Registered: 12/06/06
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Loc: CT
I went to a rural boarding school, where students were not allowed to keep food in their rooms, nor eat between the familystyle meals in the cafeteria. I was ALWAYS hungry. There were penalties if you were caught with food. My solution was to put my stash in .50 cal ammo cans, in the woods. Bread, peanutbutter, restaurant-style jelly packets, dried fruit, nuts...you get the idea. I eventually added a tiny packstove, frypan, and pot to brew tea in.
This wasn't a school for people with eating disorders, just a very spare environ. The three tenets were self-reliance, simplicity of life, and directness of purpose.
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#260543 - 05/14/13 03:00 AM Re: In Praise of the Humble G.I. Ammo Can. [Re: cliff]
Bingley Offline
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Registered: 02/27/08
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Sorry that you went to such a horrible school, Goo. It seems like you can satisfy all three tenets while getting the right amount of calories. Glad the .50 cal ammo box came to your rescue.

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#260565 - 05/15/13 04:03 AM Re: In Praise of the Humble G.I. Ammo Can. [Re: cliff]
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Registered: 05/05/07
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Loc: Ontario, Canada
I reorganized our two today - one with little green army men and the other with little beige army men, with all their various vehicles, weapons and barricades. Sad but true. The kid loves it though.
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#260566 - 05/15/13 04:05 AM Re: In Praise of the Humble G.I. Ammo Can. [Re: UncleGoo]
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Sounds like a rough school but innovative. Brilliant!
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#260568 - 05/15/13 10:55 AM Re: In Praise of the Humble G.I. Ammo Can. [Re: bacpacjac]
wildman800 Offline
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That's a great idea for Army men and their vehicles!!!!
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#260572 - 05/15/13 02:56 PM Re: In Praise of the Humble G.I. Ammo Can. [Re: cliff]
ireckon Offline
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Registered: 04/01/10
Posts: 1629
Loc: Northern California
I bought some small cans from a surplus store. I got them because they were super cheap and looked strong enough. I had no idea they were this durable.

Mine are nice and small. I prefer rigid containers like this to be as small as possible because (1) the rigidness is less annoying when the can goes empty and (2) even my small cans are heavy when filled with stuff (e.g., ammo).
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#260574 - 05/15/13 07:55 PM Re: In Praise of the Humble G.I. Ammo Can. [Re: cliff]
Phaedrus Offline
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Registered: 04/28/10
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I used ammo cans for storing fire supplies and of course for ammo.
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