A Long-Term Survival Guide – SKS Cache Retrieval:
Back in the 80s, when assault weapons bans were being proposed, I decided to acquire a supply of SKS rifles andammo, for future use. (Back then you could buy them for $69 each.) I cached most of them using a variety of methods, in a number of strategic locations, which was a lot of fun. Recently I decided to dig up one of them, tocheck the condition of the cache. This particular cache was one rifle, sealed in a surplus 155 mm storage tube.These 155 mm tubes weigh 16 pounds, and are approx 37 inches long, with a 5 inch diameter, just big enough tostore a field-stripped SKS inside. There is also a shorter tube, about 27 inches long, but it is too short for this job.This publication shows both storage tubes, and the howitzer rounds that were stored inside them.