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    Knuckleheads Seed Vault - Seed Storage

    I bought a plastic ammunition box made by MTM Caseguard. It is slightly larger than the metal military .50 cal. ammo cans. It has a rubber gasket in the lid and a heavy duty pull down latch to pull the gasketed lid down tight. I have the seed separated into classes by card board. Inside is 454 grams of color changing silica gel desiccant. When the gel turns from orange to green, it is time to dry the desiccant in the oven. I purchased the silica gel here: http://www.southernexposure.com/ Click image for larger version. 

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    Re: Knuckleheads Seed Vault - Seed Storage

    Better get a bigger box .
    I started out small and it just keeps growing . I can only imagine what FmGrowit has for seed storage .

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    Re: Knuckleheads Seed Vault - Seed Storage

    The seed storage vials on the left are the #12 and #14 from http://www.southernexposure.com/. The 4 oz. jar on the right is from http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/ite...4952&catid=883 . I also get my 2"x3" ziplocks from US Plastics. I get the one with the white block for writing on them. Click image for larger version. 

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    Re: Knuckleheads Seed Vault - Seed Storage

    Quote Originally Posted by BigBonner View Post
    Better get a bigger box .
    I started out small and it just keeps growing . I can only imagine what FmGrowit has for seed storage .
    Right now the box is holding 100-300 seed each of 228 varieties with plenty of room left over. If I get the seed count up to 2000 seed of each variety, I think one more box will still hold all of them. Mainly the post is for folks a little less crazy than you and me.

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    Re: Knuckleheads Seed Vault - Seed Storage

    I like that idea. Very compact and "air tight" . I'll have to ditch my tupperware type container and go ammo box

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    Re: Knuckleheads Seed Vault - Seed Storage

    I need to go plastic. I'm using a metal ammo can.

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    Re: Knuckleheads Seed Vault - Seed Storage

    I'm thinking about the best way to put my extra in the freeze. Need something airtight.
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    Re: Knuckleheads Seed Vault - Seed Storage

    if you're storing in a cool, dry place then there is no need for air tight. we store a lot of seed in paper coin envelopes in a hallway with a fan and dehumidifier and its good for at least 15 years on average. however, if you want to move to cold (fridge or freezer) storage, youre going to need air tight and the dessicant is a good addition.

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    Re: Knuckleheads Seed Vault - Seed Storage

    thanks.
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    Re: Knuckleheads Seed Vault - Seed Storage

    Outdoor Products makes several sizes of Dry Box, which are available in the sporting goods section of Walmart.


    http://outdoorproducts.com/watertight-boxes/

    I've purchased 3 of them for about $10 each, for seed storage in a tiny, dorm-size fridge. They are polycarbonate, and have a water-tight seal. Their usual use is for protecting a cell phone, camera, etc, while boating.

    Bob

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