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08-18-2009, 06:34 PM   #16
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Ziplock large or X-large heavy duty plastic bags with handles. I don't use 'em for storage, but they'd work, with a desiccant.

09-27-2009, 05:32 PM   #17
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Military Surplus Ammo cans. Cost start at about $7 and go up from there. They come in different sizes and have a rubber gasket. If you purchase the same size they stack very nice. Add some desiccant packs and you are set. They may be a little ugly but they work.
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Thanks, that's another good option if you can find the ammo cans in good condition and the right sizes.
I wanted to update this thread regarding dessicant packs. I was using 2 40 gram metal packs and like ryan s they only last about a week for me in this dry box. I just ordered a 450 gram pack to replace the smaller ones.

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I'm selling a load of these ex NATO cases which are sealed, strong and some even come with the pressure release valves for aircraft holds ( like the Pelican cases )

It's easy enough to remove the foam and glue some new stuff in to suit your needs.







Look at local military surplus, there's some great stuff to be had cheaply.

Here's a link to an American site that has some interesting items.

Deutsche Optik;Optics and Military Collectibles:Binoculars, military binoculars, rangefinder, compass, nautical antiques, ships clocks, magnifiers, militaria, military watches, Optolyth, Ollech & Wajs, Sinn, pocket watch and military surplus

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Those dry boxes work pretty well . We've been using them in the boat biz for years but they are most certainly not as sturdy or well sealed as Pelican , Underwater Kinetics etc.
Another "on the cheap " option as mentioned by Kaufeetime are millitary Ammo cans available for about $10.00 at most gun shows. These are extremely sturdy and air tight. While at the show there are usually vendors selling Large reusable dessicant packs for use in gun safes.

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I've had dry boxes for about 20 years, keep meds and cameras, spark plugs, spare prop, tools, compass, flashlight, mirror, first aid stuff, etc, in my 17 1/2 foot Freighter canoe.

They work.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Lloydy Quote
I'm selling a load of these ex NATO cases which are sealed, strong and some even come with the pressure release valves for aircraft holds ( like the Pelican cases )

It's easy enough to remove the foam and glue some new stuff in to suit your needs.







Look at local military surplus, there's some great stuff to be had cheaply.

Here's a link to an American site that has some interesting items.

Deutsche Optik;Optics and Military Collectibles:Binoculars, military binoculars, rangefinder, compass, nautical antiques, ships clocks, magnifiers, militaria, military watches, Optolyth, Ollech & Wajs, Sinn, pocket watch and military surplus
These are great. Are they cheap?
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yeah, they're cheap. But they're in the UK.





I haven't got the foam for this box yet, but it will be my main camera case.
They are strong enough to park a Landrover on and waterproof, which for me is essential as my main hobby is off road motorsport.

I sell this size for 15 ( $24 )

But they are standard NATO boxes for optical equipment such as gun sights, so they could be available in the USA.

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