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Loganeffecto
Hello, friends. I am thinking about burying a small time capsule with my daughters in the backyard. The vessel doesn't have to be large but does have to be waterproof and preferably durable. I would appreciate any ideas! Thanks.
Logan, formerly known as Fester. (It means to rot)
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74HARLEY
Depending on what you want to put in it, a 6"diameter piece of white plastic pipe that you glue the ends on. (White so you can write on it)
Joe
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warren
Also can you find some way to fill it with dry air or better some inert gas?

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1hpycmpr
Logan, I agree with Joe.  Plastic will stand the test of time.  I know there are probably a ton of ideas online as to what to put in the time capsule but here’s my 2 pennies.  If they are old enough or you can help, have them write letters to their future selves.  Maybe write about what they are like now and what they think they might be like when they open the capsule.  They can even draw a picture of their future selves and what they think Mom and Dad will look like.  Just a thought.
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bowenstudios
I second the idea of pvc glued shut, not gaskets to worry about. You might look into dry nitrogen and how they purge rifle scopes. Keep us informed on the progress
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Loganeffecto
Excellent idea gentlemen!
Logan, formerly known as Fester. (It means to rot)
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hhampo
Definately find a way tp dry the insides. They will condense water buried.
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JimL
Also, ensure there's enough weight inside to hold it down so it doesn't want to float up out of the ground during a nice rain of several inches.   Oh, and use a GPS to identify the spot. 

A town I lived in back in the 70's had plans to dig up a time capsule.  Problem was, no one knew exactly where it was and apparently anyone involved with it's initial burial was no longer around.  They had to abandon the idea of retrieving it.  It would be funny if it wasn't so sad.

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offrink
Instead of purging it with dry ice I would use oxygen absorbers. Oxygen absorbers are food grade system in modern times. Plus it will remove some moisture. I would add a couple of desiccants too. No oxygen, no mold, no bacteria, no rust, no nothing is going to go on. Mix that with PVC and glued on endcaps and it will last forever. I have read about someone recently digging up a gun buried this way. It was there for over 20 years and came out in perfect condition. Gun was loaded when buried and shot right away the whole magazine. If you do bury pvc, make sure it’s not in the water table. It will pop up out of the ground. My brother in law had that happen to him. 
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mikew
Before putting the items in the PVC tube, would it help to vacuum pack/seal letters and such like some people do with meat and vegetables to be stored?
Mike
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Murff
Hello, friends. I am thinking about burying a small time capsule with my daughters in the backyard....


How do your daughters feel about being buried in the backyard???

Murff

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Gunhippie
Has never been done in history. Google "time capsules" to find a lot of failures.

An ammo can isn't too bad for a few years. PVC pipe, maybe a little longer. Tin soldered can? See "Tin pest". Maybe a titanium capsule, welded in vacuum?

How long do you want it to last? Anything over a hundred years has so far defeated almost everyone.
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Murff wrote:


How do your daughters feel about being buried in the backyard???

Murff


lol. That’s what I was thinking the first time I read it. 
Jason
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JimL
Mike's suggestion of vacuum packing items gives me another idea.  Why not add one of those Mountain House freeze-dried meals that are supposed to remain fresh for 30 years.  They can do their own test on whether the food really held up. 

-Jim

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