I was watching the "Parks vs Caching" topic and discovered conversation leading to another interesting area for discussion. That is the cachers preference to caches in ammo cans or those in plastic.
Deforest: I too have thought about the "cache box mistaken for bomb' scenario.
Quinnow:I myself for one will continue to use the cans as I do not feel there is a danger.
dgridley: I prefer clearly labeled plastic containers for caches. The Sterilite hobby totes may not be ideal for all climes but they are clear and do allow someone to reasonably inspect the contents before opening the cache.
(I hope I haven't extracted too little of the statements to get their points across or misrepresent their opinions)
My experiences in Chicago area; for 20 found caches, 3 were ammo boxes and the rest were plastic containers. Of the 17 plastic containers, 3 were seriously soaked with unusable logbooks, about 3 or 4 others were damp but plastic baggies protected the goodies. I also noted that the mice loved those in Kool-Aid containers as they ate though the bottoms. The plastic was fine when tucked away high & dry.
Now it's time for your comments - I prefer the looks of a nice can myself.