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Old 02-14-2011   #1
 
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Army surplus Medic Chest

Stumbled upon these at the surplus store.... anybody use these as a "york" style drybox?



i think it would be great for DO's, stove, maybe a dry food container. They appear to be stamped and not welded, with a ruberized gasket at the tope with 8 latches all the way around the topa

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They work great. I have been using mine for years now. They have taken a lot of abuse and they still work fine. No leaks at all. The only drawback is the tops are not hinged, so removing the lid means that all of the latches must be undone. Not a bad trade off for the price at the time... The price seems to have doubled since then. I got mine thru Colemans Military Surplus.

Medical Transport Chest, U.S. G.I. Aluminum Medical Transport Chest [134801] - $79.95 :: Colemans Military Surplus LLC - Your one-stop surplus store with Army/Navy products for hunting gear, camping gear, emergency products, and survival products

Medical Transport Chest, U.S. G.I. Aluminum Medical Transport Chest [134801] - $79.95 :: Colemans Military Surplus LLC - Your one-stop surplus store with Army/Navy products for hunting gear, camping gear, emergency products, and survival products

They are a good source for all kinds of containers.

Water cans, transport cans, gerry can, ammo cans, flasks, canteens and more, at Coleman's Military Surplus
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I saw all the sizes in the surplus store in springs for $49-59.. still i think that's a good price... if i were to have something like that made from stamped aluminum.. i would expect to pay much more!

the local store also had (used) sceptor 5gal water jugs for $19

Is the closure system a big bitch? i would think if it was "kitchen only" kind of extra dry box, it would be okay.
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Hated them

I was a medic in the army and hated those boxes the latches really don't snap easy half the time and you wind up only using half of them. The new plastic ones are great. If you can only get the old metal ones in new condition they would most likely be fine its when you have 20-30 of those that are beat up thats when it gets annoying.
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I have one and use it on every trip. Horseshoes, charcoal, and a lot of other sandy/dirty stuff goes in there. I think I paid $20 for mine, and I recall being at Smith and Edwards in Utah and seeing them cheap there recently. Almost bought another. The real drawback is the hinges - they bend and you have to tweak them every so often.
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what store in the Springs?
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Buy these things locally.

I purchased one online a year or so ago and the shipping was about as much as the box.
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Bullets and Blades is a surplus store on main street in Canon City and has these boxes alot, usually in pretty good shape for $50 to $60 range.
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what store in the Springs?
Westside surplus (or some variation of that name) on Colorado down from Jake & Tellys
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Two of these worked very well as our GC kitchen boxes last year on a 14 foot boat, plenty of space. Insides were dry after being in an upside down boat for about 15 minutes or so.

You need to have a solid floor in your boat for them. I don't think they'd fit in between frame rails.
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