The many uses for Ammo Cans

Here are about 100 uses for surplus military ammo cans:

Firearms / Hunting

  • Use an ammo can to store ammo.
  • Use an ammo can to store used brass.
  • Use an ammo can to store your hand guns.
  • Use an ammo can to store gun parts.
  • Use an ammo can to store reloading equipment.
  • Use an ammo can to store magazines.
  • Use an ammo can to cover your deer feeder timer mechanism.
  • Use an ammo can as a safety container / amplifier for early warning devices, trip flares, booby traps, etc. The ammo can keeps the effects localized, and keeps the ground water away.
  • Use an ammo can as a bench rest at the range.
  • Use an ammo can as hunter’s boxes to store necessities when hunting in wet areas, especially for items you want to keep clean and dry.
  • Use an ammo can as a range cart by adding a handle, wheels, and rifle mounts for moving your gear around the range between stages.
  • Use an ammo can as a improvised bunker buster. Put a hole in the ammo can big enough to put your fuse through, fill can with C4, and improvised shrapnel, throw ammo can into bunker or drop from helicopter. Ammo can is too big to go into grenade sump, too clumsy to catch and throw back, and has more power than a hand grenade.
  • Vehicles / Tools

  • Attach an ammo can to the rear bumper like a bumper extension. It may be cheaper to replace the ammo can than the bumper if you have a habit of backing into things.
  • Use an ammo can to store tire chains.
  • Use an ammo can to store winch accessories and spare parts.
  • If you have a Jeep, use an ammo can as a lockable container.
  • Use a large size ammo can (ex. 40"X30"X18")to store your larger vehicle tools - axe, folding shovel, mattock, jack, etc.
  • Use an ammo can to store tire chalk.
  • Use an ammo can as a catch box for oil change.
  • Use an ammo can as a jack stand for a small car.
  • Use an ammo can for holding nails, screws, etc.. They don't leak, so the nails don't rust, and the nails can't poke through the sides.
  • Use an ammo can to store grease and oil you don't want leaking everywhere, i.e. small containers of epoxy, grease, glue, thread lockers, wire lube, and any other important stuff used in small quantities and packaged in fragile containers which could get crushed in a tool box.
  • Use an ammo can as a tire chock.
  • Use an ammo can as counter weights for a tractor. Fill with rocks or sand.
  • Use an ammo can as custom painted motorcycle saddlebags.
  • Use an ammo can as custom painted bicycle saddlebags.
  • Use an ammo can as a center console in a Jeep.
  • Use an ammo can as speaker enclosures in a Jeep.
  • Electronics

  • Use an ammo can as an EMP protected box to store electronics. First line the inside of the ammo can with cardboard, then wrap the electronics with aluminum foil and store in the ammo can. That will give you two layers of EMP protection.
  • Use an ammo can as an EMP proof computer tower and re-build the desktop computer into the ammo can.
  • Use an ammo can as an EMP proof shell and re-build radio into the ammo can.
  • Use an ammo can as a waterproof camera case and re-build the underwater movie camera into the ammo can.
  • Miscellaneous

  • Paint an ammo can black, cover it in metal studs, add a leather strap, and wear it as a purse to a goth-industrial club.
  • Use an ammo can as a lunch box.
  • Use an ammo can as a geo-cache container.
  • Use an ammo can with holes cut in the sides and on top as a heater in a truck cab or cockpit in the cold wet weather. Put a metal electrical box with a lamp socket mounted on the bottom of the box. A 100 watt lamp will put out some heat and you don't have to worry about an open flame or it falling over.
  • Use an ammo can as a stove. Drill ten 1/2 inch diameter holes along both sides 1 inch above the bottom of the can and a 2 inch diameter hole in one end to feed in the fuel and ten 3/16" diameter holes along the top to put the skewers through to form the grill.
  • Use an ammo can to store a field repair kit.
  • Use an ammo can as a flotation device.
  • Use an ammo can as a first aid kit.
  • Use an ammo can as gift boxes.
  • Use two ammo cans to hold up your sound system speakers.
  • Use an ammo can as a macho cigar humidor.
  • Use an ammo can to hold up a bed off the ground.
  • Use an ammo can as a tackle box.
  • Use an ammo can as a memory box. Great for storing pictures and souvenirs since it's waterproof and your spouse won't look in it.
  • Use an ammo can as a foot stool.
  • Use an ammo can as a camp seat.
  • Use an ammo can to store camper’s kits. The waterproof seal keeps moisture out of camping supplies such as matches, batteries and maps.
  • Use an ammo can as a safe by welding a hasp onto the ammo can and bolting it down to something secure.
  • Use an ammo can to store flammables such as flares, gun powder, primers, fuses, booby traps, fireworks, etc.
  • Use an ammo can to hide your dirty movies.
  • Use an ammo can as a toilet, by lining it with plastic, and closing the lid tight until you find a place to dispose of it.
  • Use an ammo cans filled with dirt instead of sandbags to fortify a position.
  • Use an ammo can to soak your feet. You'll need two of them, but they come in all sizes.
  • Use an ammo can as a cook pot.
  • Use an ammo can as a sink to wash and shave in.
  • Use an ammo can as an oven. Lay the ammo can on it's side and cover it with hot coals from the fire.
  • Use an ammo can as a ballot box.
  • Use an ammo can as furniture by stacking them like Lego's.
  • Use an ammo can as a tinder box.
  • Use an ammo can to catch water under a drip.
  • Use an ammo can as a crayon box for the kids.
  • Use an ammo can as a grab and go boxes for SHTF.
  • Use an ammo can as a battery box.
  • Use an ammo can as a burn box for documents.
  • Use an ammo can as a washing machine. Put it in your 4x4 and drive around, or pick it up and shake it, or stir it with a plunger or paddle.
  • Use an ammo can as a shower.
  • Use an ammo can as a solar setup with battery, frame and folding solar panel.
  • Use an ammo can as a river stereo with waterproof speakers for tubing down the river.
  • Use an ammo can as a dumbbell for weight training.
  • Use large ammo cans filled with water for a heat sink wall in the sunroom.
  • Use an ammo can as a burial urn for a Veterans ashes.
  • If you have any additional uses for ammo cans, please leave a comment...

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