It's interesting. One thing I wonder is why not just immerse the gun
in oil? Put the gun with a lot of gun oil inside a plastic bag. Then
put that inside the PVC tube and fill the PVC tube with motor oil and
cap it. Even if the plastic bag leaked it would just mix the gun oil
with the motor oil, shouldn't be a big deal.
Another thing I thought about was the idea of placing your OWN "tree
stumps" in the form of metal rebar. If the ground isn't too hard and
rocky you could drive a couple 6 foot long rebar's into the ground and
leave them sticking up a little, bend the tops over so no one hurts
themselves. Two of them with a line drawn between them as the base
line. Then mark the gun with a perpendicular imaginary line from that
some distance away, could be 78 feet for example. Far enough that no
one is going to be able to use your baseline to find anything unless
they know the 78 foot distance you used. You also don't have to draw
the perpendicular from the midpoint, it could be at the 5 foot
distance from the southern rebar (lets say the rebar is 20 feet apart.
You would also measure the location from other natural landmarks, but
the rebar is going to be easy to find later with a cheap metal
detector. And of course, you would also document the rebar's
locations relative to natural landmarks. This makes it possible to
have a several way redundant relocation method without the metal
detecting part being able to give away the REAL gun location.
One of the things the article in BACKWOODS MAGAZINE points
out is that the government will be searching with the same or
better instruments than are available to the citizen, including
more sophisticated metal detectors and ground penetrating
radar, since they know that people are burying guns. If the
burial sites are marked in the way you suggest, they would be
child's play to be found.
The article points out ways to "mark" the burial site without
using these methods.
Regarding immersing the gun in oil. It would probably work.
I don't see why not. But it would be a different matter for the
ammunition since the oil would penetrate into the cartridge.
Been there, done that. Not a good idea...
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