What could we use to pack up supplies for the pole shift?
- Cardboard Boxes
- Advantage of being about 1/3 the price of plastic crates. Many times you can find them for free. Disadvantage of low strength and will fall apart in moist wet environments as will be the norm after PS. Unless packed inside a much stronger container these cardboard boxes are highly likely to fall apart during the polar shifts sharp jolts.
- Plastic Crates
- Advantage of greater strength. I was able to turn one over and holding weighs in my hand stand on the bottom near the edges with a total weight of about 200 lb. with no damage. Would not want to try this with cardboard. After they are unneeded for supplies, they will hold 12 gallons of water and could be used for hydroponics food growing. If some of them break up during the pole shift the plastic can be recycled and used to make other things. They have 2 small holes in the lid so that one could bolt it closed. This could keep the contents contained in case it tips over. Empty they stack on top of each other will add an additional 3" of height for each crate.
Cost in my area is $5.95/crate at Home Depot. Outside dimensions are 21.75"(55.25cm) long by 15.25"(38.74cm) wide by 12"(30.5cm) high. Disadvantage, they are slightly tapered and waste a bit of space (1.25"-1.5") around the base and sides. But if one stored additional building materials in this open space between these containers it would add additional support. For example a 2"x8" will fit nicely in this area with room for some smaller items. I have seen these crates used as reusable containers by a tool store to ship and restock there shelf items.
Offered by Mike.