Originally Posted by mcbear
If that's the case, I am moving my money to Mason Jars buried in my back yard.
If you are going to bury the jars, you might want to consider using Lightning Jars instead. The metal lid of a Mason jar will surely rust in its subterranean sepulcher, allowing the money to become contaminated and possibly rendered worthless. The Lightning jar uses a metal clamp to hold a glass
lid in place, Just be careful not to crack the jars as you clamp them shut. Atlas jars had a built-up lip to prevent cracking and would be the ideal brand of lightning jar to use for your buried lucre.
Also of major concern when burying one's legacy is location. Once buried, it is nearly impossible to remember where an item is without assistance. Natural landmarks are a poor choice as they are subject to change due to growth, death, removal and erosion. Additonally, one's pace from the old oak tree may shorten as the years pass, leaving you twenty yards or so away from where you should be. Artificial landmarks are akin to posting a sign that reads, "Dig here for mcbear's money."
In a word...Septic!
Burying your fortune under a septic tank is the perfect solution although there will be some penalty for early withdrawal. The metal tanks will prevent those annoying guys with the metal detectors from accidently stumbling across your loot. Just make sure you keep your stash ABOVE the drain field area, mason jars notwithstanding.
Oh, and keep your eye on the honeydippers! Anyone who pumps shit for a living just has to have another angle.