View Full Version : Expanding cache .... best source for ammo can?

12-14-2008, 03:50 PM
I am planning to expand my "Emily's Hidden Treasure" cache in Maumelle and I am seeking an ammo can to replace the small Rubbermade container that I am using now. A small ammo can will do but a .50 cal would be okay also. Anyone have a recommendation for where to find ammo cans or something similar for a low cost?


Dan (dd1968)

12-14-2008, 08:43 PM
I was in Attwods at Arkadelphia a couple of weeks ago. They had a pile of them for $4.

12-15-2008, 12:18 AM
Between Glenwood and Hot Springs there is a scrap dealer who had quite few for $1.00 each. You will have to sort thru and pick out this ones you want, but it well worth it for a $1. You will need to do some painting on them, they look pretty rough on the outside, but are very clean on the inside.
Here is a cache that is at the guys house.

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_de ... be13d8cc08 (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=3a19f32f-3e52-4205-8de7-2ebe13d8cc08)

You can also try an army surplus store. The last time I checked the store North of Greenbrier on Hwy 65 the 50 cals were $4.50 and 30 cal was $3.50. I don't know how far you are willing to go? Bennets downtown Little Rock is higher.

12-16-2008, 10:19 AM
Awesome! Thanks for the suggestions.

I called Bennett's in downtown LR and they sell ammo cans for around $10 per. I think that I'll be making the road trip to Glenwood or Greenbrier...

12-16-2008, 01:21 PM
I can get them for free. I have about 10 right now. I'm located in Ward

12-16-2008, 01:53 PM
Free sounds good.
Tell me where. I need a couple to give as Event gifts.
Even $1.00 sounds good.

12-16-2008, 02:00 PM
For free eh? I can see the joy in the eyes of fellow geocachers all over as they see a beat up old tin can under the tree with a pretty ribbon wrapped all around and topped off with an exquisite bow. Here in Russellville I have a hard time finding ammo cans as well. Everytime were up around the Greenbrier area, the surplus shop is closed.

Thanks for the ideas so far.

12-21-2008, 06:18 PM
Pool Military Surplus just north of Greenbrier turned out to be an awesome store! Genuine military surplus goods at reasonable prices along with new stuff. .30 ammo cans were $4 and $5. .50 ammo cans were $5. Plenty in stock when we were there and everything in great condition. Nice people running the place too.

I see too that you can buy from Pool online:


On the site they show a 6 piece lot of .30 ammo cans for $18.

12-22-2008, 04:59 PM
I just purchased a 50cal can this weekend for $10 at Bennett's in downtown Little Rock.

12-23-2008, 08:37 AM
I just purchased a 50cal can this weekend for $10 at Bennett's in downtown Little Rock.

And we expect you to put that out in the near future. :)

12-26-2008, 09:53 AM
And we expect you to put that out in the near future. :)

I hope to, majii... I actually spied a place that may be a good hidey hole for a cache but will have to go exploring before placing it.

ASP_Geoman now has an ammo can that was filled with some cool SWAG and some of my fav cache containers - it was a Christmas gift from his smarter, better looking, and better cacher of an older brother. :lol: I just hope he gets it placed soon!

I've enjoyed the few caches I've got out in Benton/Bryant and hope to put out more in the coming weeks/months.

Happy Caching!