The Ultimate Flammable Storage
This is a serious question I have had for some time. All this talk about shooting stuff and storage has got me thinking about the extreme side of each of these issues.
Now my friend came upon some serious stuff. A relative had just sold his house and as he talked with the owner, the man mentioned that his boy had ADHD, at which my friend said, "well you don't want this up here then," and reached up in the rafters and pulled down a case of dynamite and a matching case of blasting caps. Neither were full cases but its well over half full.
So he threw them in his truck and had them there for quite some time until one day he had to go to Walmart. As he got out of his truck he could not help but notice the two boxes in red and white colors loudly proclaiming "explosives" and and could picture some do-gooder seeing the boxes and calling the cops, only to come out and see his truck surrounded with the bomb squad and swat team...so he covered it up with a sweatshirt, did his shopping and decided storing it in the pickup was not a good plan. So he tossed it in the attic of his own shop and there it sits.
Now its all safe. The instructions say it was manufactured in 1983 so its not very old really, and the dynamite itself is in good shape with the sticks looking just as new as the day they were made, but they aren't getting any younger...or more stable for that matter. So this is the question, what do you do with a half case of dynamite and matching blasting caps?
If my friend calls the police, they will surround his house and the whole affair will make the news. Then of course there is the whole chain-of-custody thing which may get people in trouble. I suppose he has the option of touching the whole shebang (pun intended) off himself but the carnage could be more then he bargained for. Then of course doing nothing is not a real option because its not the kind of thing you want hanging around a house really.
I am sure no one really wants the stuff, but I know for darn sure the authorities don't want him to have it. So the question remains, just what do you do with a half case of dynamite and blasting caps these days?
Last edited by Travis Johnson; 11-30-2008 at 11:16 AM.
I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"