A friend recently acquired the capability to seal #10 cans. He’s bought a supply of new cans and is still playing around with the concept. He offered me the opportunity to do a few cans of my own. The concept has intrigued me. What would you pack in a #10 can if you could choose the contents?
My preliminary thoughts
My thoughts are a #10 can would be good for stuff that must stay one or more of these:
- Oxygen free
A few other considerations:
- A #10 can is essentially a single-use item. Once breached, the advantage is largely (but not totally) lost.
- What can it offer that a GI ammo can or vacuum-packing in a plastic bag does not?
Currently: Ammo goes in steel USGI ammo cans. Most emergency med supplies go in vacuum-sealed bags. Electronics go into a grounded Faraday cage. Most storage food goes into Mylar bags with an oxygen absorber in plastic 5-gallon buckets or mason jars for smaller amounts. What makes sense to you?