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Old 04-05-2010, 01:24 AM   #1
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I have a question on vaccum packing ammunition. Does anyone know if its safe or is there even a reason to do so. I have most of the stuff in my BOB packed that way, it reduces space and keeps things dry. I even packed my handgun that way. Ammo is the concern. Any input would be welcome. BTW I am using a "seal a meal" type system not some hudge industial packer.
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Old 04-05-2010, 02:05 AM   #2
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I dunno. What I do know is that there have been reports of ammo getting put through the washing machine and they still fire without a problem. I say do what you want. I do want to know what your plans are to keep stuff dry if you really do need to bug out and open the sealed stuff. Sure it will be dry when you first take stuff out, but what about after that? Your vaccum packer run on batteries? Do you plan on taking it with you and using an inverter? What happens when you run out of bag material? How do you keep the vaccum packer dry?

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I do want to know what your plans are to keep stuff dry if you really do need to bug out and open the sealed stuff. Sure it will be dry when you first take stuff out, but what about after that? Your vaccum packer run on batteries? Do you plan on taking it with you and using an inverter? What happens when you run out of bag material? How do you keep the vaccum packer dry?
I think the OP won't need any of the vacuum after the ammo are vacuum packed. I am sure he won't pack them as one rather in smaller batches...say per box and no need to re-pack after opening a pack.

I think it is a good idea. Using zip lock type bags might work too but probably not as good. The advantage of zip lock is they are reusable.
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I have one of these in my BOB and it is portable, cheap and you can get additional bags. The pump is a hand pump actuated and you can use it to waterproof ammo, powder, matches, food or anything else you can fit in the bags to seal.


Under $10 for the sealer and a couple of different bag sizes, gallon or quarts, containing 8 to 12 bags.

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I have one of these in my BOB and it is portable, cheap and you can get additional bags. The pump is a hand pump actuated and you can use it to waterproof ammo, powder, matches, food or anything else you can fit in the bags to seal.


Under $10 for the sealer and a couple of different bag sizes, gallon or quarts, containing 8 to 12 bags.

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This is interesting. Jack and I have completely different backgrounds and yet this is the third or fourth exact product match that we have in our personal equipment.

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Now that is going to be a new addition. I have some dry bags and the o-ring containers for matches, tinder and the like. I don't know why I have not gotten the zip loc hand pump thingy yet. Maybe tomorrow. Most excellent.

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Ths Zip Lock bags are a GREAT IDEA!!!

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I have those as well. Great minds think alike!

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For some reason, that Ziploc pump keeps reminding me of the Austin Powers movie???

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