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Need suggestions for a storage case

Post by Seahorsewhisperer » Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:48 pm

Hey guys,

So I am now the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for a hospital and have a project I need your opinions on.

I am putting together emergency kits with headlamps, LED lanterns, a few chem lights, extension chords (we have a circuit on generators), and duct tape. I'm putting good quality (Petzl and UCO) gear in the boxes and don't want them to get pilfered. Ideally, I would like to find a case that has the ability to have one of those tamper proof seals, sort of a thin zip tie, to tell if it has been opened.

I know that the answer is a pelican case, but those are expensive and I don't need it to be that "protected".

Here's the other variable, each case will have different quantities based on the department that it is going to be assigned to.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Need suggestions for a storage case

Post by raptor » Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:29 pm

What size case do you need? What is the storage environment? Is it climate controlled and dry? Also does it need a lock on it.

For my office emergency supplies I use a simple plastic container with a lid. It is kept in a locked climate closet with other office supplies.

https://smile.amazon.com/Storage-Boxes- ... torage+box

I also use these for storage in non climate controlled areas. They are lockable and moisture resistant/weather proof (not water proof). They come in a wide variety of sizes this is 56 quart size.

https://smile.amazon.com/Plano-1619-01- ... torage+box

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Re: Need suggestions for a storage case

Post by Seahorsewhisperer » Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:38 pm

Those Plano cases are perfect, Ill check them out. Thanks!
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Re: Need suggestions for a storage case

Post by Close_enough » Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:21 pm

Rubbermaid Action Packer 8 or 24 gallon totes are lockable and have tie down anchors.

The ubiquitous flip top containers (i.e. Akro-Mils) used by almost every retailer in existence. Stackable, nesting, and locking. Most are 15-18 gallons and are rated for 50-100 lbs.

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Re: Need suggestions for a storage case

Post by Dogan » Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:01 am

Realize this may not be an option due to logistics, but second hard surplus cases/Peliclones seem to pop up fairly often in my AO - at substantially lower prices than Pelicans. Grab a few of those, spray them whatever color you want and you might be GTG.
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Post by JeeperCreeper » Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:08 am

I also vote Plano. All my gun cases are Plano.

Sometimes if you're lucky, you can get good sale deals on Survivor Dry boxes. I use them for my camera gear.

What about ammo cans? The plastic ones go for under $8 and you can stack them, they have a carry handle, and have holes to zip tie them shut.
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Post by taipan821 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:55 am

Seahorsewhisperer wrote:Hey guys,

So I am now the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for a hospital and have a project I need your opinions on.

I am putting together emergency kits with headlamps, LED lanterns, a few chem lights, extension chords (we have a circuit on generators), and duct tape. I'm putting good quality (Petzl and UCO) gear in the boxes and don't want them to get pilfered. Ideally, I would like to find a case that has the ability to have one of those tamper proof seals, sort of a thin zip tie, to tell if it has been opened.

I know that the answer is a pelican case, but those are expensive and I don't need it to be that "protected".

Here's the other variable, each case will have different quantities based on the department that it is going to be assigned to.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.

Chris
generic plastic tubs in a locked room, label the room 'disaster stores' label each box with which department its for and lock the door
that's how our hospital does it (an we're a major hospital, not a small rural one), other than that really you want all your emergency supplies in one spot, be it a room, shed or shipping container, the advantage is all these storage locations can be locked and the keys handed to the disaster team.

Unless you are deploying, then go pelican case,
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Re: Need suggestions for a storage case

Post by drop bear » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:34 am

you can buy tamper proof sticky tape. or masking tape and then sign it. That would go on any sort of tub.

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Re: Need suggestions for a storage case

Post by emclean » Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:37 pm

my hospital uses red 5 gallon buckets with lids for out kits.
(OTOH, I would bet most of them have the original batteries from 10 years ago)

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Re: Need suggestions for a storage case

Post by raptor » Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:00 pm

emclean wrote: (OTOH, I would bet most of them have the original batteries from 10 years ago)
I know people like that! :D

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Re: Need suggestions for a storage case

Post by woodsghost » Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:58 pm

Been dreaming about solutions to problems I don't yet have, but hope to have some day.....

Something to consider is a 10 foot shipping container for storage. That is something you can then stick on a corner of the property or in some other convenient location and store your supplies in a pretty secure and fairly weather resistant location.

Just a thought.
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Re: Need suggestions for a storage case

Post by emclean » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:53 am

woodsghost wrote:Been dreaming about solutions to problems I don't yet have, but hope to have some day.....

Something to consider is a 10 foot shipping container for storage. That is something you can then stick on a corner of the property or in some other convenient location and store your supplies in a pretty secure and fairly weather resistant location.

Just a thought.
that would work for the larger emergency supplies, like the emergency vents, and bandages. but he is looking for containers to keep near to hand for immediate action for utility failure.

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Re: Need suggestions for a storage case

Post by moab » Thu May 25, 2017 2:36 pm

Why not plastic or metal ammo cans? They come in different sizes. The remakes don't have any caliber markings on them and they are air and water tight - the better ones.
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Re: Need suggestions for a storage case

Post by Dogan » Fri May 26, 2017 1:43 am

moab wrote:Why not plastic or metal ammo cans? They come in different sizes. The remakes don't have any caliber markings on them and they are air and water tight - the better ones.
And I think the market price for ammo cans in the condition you've described are around $10 per when you can find them. New manufacture mil spec never issued ones seem to be $20 in my AO, but new plastics are around 15 for MTM ammo crates and 9-10 for MTM 50 cans.
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Re: Need suggestions for a storage case

Post by Close_enough » Fri May 26, 2017 2:12 pm

Dogan wrote:
moab wrote:Why not plastic or metal ammo cans? They come in different sizes. The remakes don't have any caliber markings on them and they are air and water tight - the better ones.
And I think the market price for ammo cans in the condition you've described are around $10 per when you can find them. New manufacture mil spec never issued ones seem to be $20 in my AO, but new plastics are around 15 for MTM ammo crates and 9-10 for MTM 50 cans.
They're also tiny. 6L compared to midsized storage trunks and crates, which are closer to 50L.

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