Can you really bury a rifle in a cache for a year?
Even casual preppers have probably at least heard suggestions about burying an emergency rifle in a cache for a SHTF scenario.
Of course, with that idea comes all sorts of questions. How do you pack it? Will a properly packed rifle really still work after being buried under ground for a long time?
YouTuber Coyote Works decided to find out for himself in the video below. This should give you some ideas on how to prepare this kind of cache.
Well, there you have it. It seems a rifle can survive being buried for almost a year and a half with no issues. Keep in mind that it looks like fairly dry high desert where he buried this 10/22. You might need to use extra protection and caution in an area that gets more rains or is just generally more humid.
This was certainly an interesting experiment and it is great to see how this kind of an idea can actually work if you properly prepare things.