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    Default Re: Battle Packs - the Poor Man's Version

    Quote Originally Posted by 762xIan View Post
    I have never heard of this and have probably bought, used and opened a hundred or so various battle backs through the years (mostly .308) and have only seen pristine ammo when opened up. Still have quite a few various battle packs in my stash.

    As for vacuum packing myself, I have recently been playing around with the vacuum sealer and have a few made up my own self.
    MEN and DAG German surplus 7.62 NATO of various lots from the 1980's and 1990's had this issue with sealed battlepacks and acidic cardboard or cardboard loaded with too much moisture on packing. There had been issues with Eastern Bloc ammo from time to time too. Also some South African battle packs have had this issue.

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    If you buy the large roll you can cut it to a size that works best for what you want to seal up.
    I think I made some custom bags in the past. The most recent ones were placed into the pre-made quart size bags. (the Fed XM193/Winchester above as well as the 22LR and 30-30 are in quart size bags for example)
    The quart size worked fine for my purpose as I'm not looking to seal up large quantities - just small, handy amounts that are easily portable/packable, and lightweight.

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    Default Re: Battle Packs - the Poor Man's Version

    why not load the ammo up in some mags and vacuum seal them together for the ar/ak and a glock or two?
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    Default Re: Battle Packs - the Poor Man's Version

    Like the way you labeled see through plastic

    Vacuum sealing is good but would also just do loose.

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    Default Re: Battle Packs - the Poor Man's Version

    Quote Originally Posted by phillyd2 View Post
    Like the way you labeled see through plastic

    Vacuum sealing is good but would also just do loose.
    what an a$$hole...



    (hilarious)
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    Default Re: Battle Packs - the Poor Man's Version

    Quote Originally Posted by gummy jones View Post
    why not load the ammo up in some mags and vacuum seal them together for the ar/ak and a glock or two?

    I already mentioned that I was considering doing that, but I wouldn't seal more than one type together. It would be mostly pointless to grab a bag with an AK AND an AR mag if I were only taking an AK with me.

    Actually, I've only packed one handgun ammo thus far and will remedy that soon. In reality, it's more likely that any of us would find a handgun to be more practical in an emergency. It's sort of tough to blend in with a crowd with an AR15 slung over your back.

    Boxes are nice because you can put in different types of rounds if you wish.


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    Default Re: Battle Packs - the Poor Man's Version

    Quote Originally Posted by phillyd2 View Post
    Like the way you labeled see through plastic

    Vacuum sealing is good but would also just do loose.

    That IS funny but not all boxes are quick to identify, but by writing the caliber in same place on every bag, I can instantly know what is in the bag without a second thought.


    Not sure what you mean by "just loose". An "emergency stash" of loose boxes?

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    Default Re: Battle Packs - the Poor Man's Version

    Quote Originally Posted by Emptymag View Post
    I already mentioned that I was considering doing that, but I wouldn't seal more than one type together. It would be mostly pointless to grab a bag with an AK AND an AR mag if I were only taking an AK with me.

    Actually, I've only packed one handgun ammo thus far and will remedy that soon. In reality, it's more likely that any of us would find a handgun to be more practical in an emergency. It's sort of tough to blend in with a crowd with an AR15 slung over your back.

    Boxes are nice because you can put in different types of rounds if you wish.

    i didnt mean to make it sound like i thought you should put multiple caliber mags together but loading takes some time and it is easier to do it on a sunday while watching tv than when you are running from zombies
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    Default Re: Battle Packs - the Poor Man's Version

    Quote Originally Posted by wanneroo View Post
    MEN and DAG German surplus 7.62 NATO of various lots from the 1980's and 1990's had this issue with sealed battlepacks and acidic cardboard or cardboard loaded with too much moisture on packing. There had been issues with Eastern Bloc ammo from time to time too. Also some South African battle packs have had this issue.
    Moisture I can see.....there is a reason ammo gets surplused out. If a lot failed QC, I can see why we got it. Still, I have used a lot and I mean a LOT of battle pack ammo (belt feds get hungry) and have yet to have an issue myself.
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    Default Re: Battle Packs - the Poor Man's Version

    I'll keep the ammo cans tight and the dehumidifiers on!
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