I’m not sold on these steel seed storage things; seems a novelty item to me.
Seems like those capsules would be tricky to deconstruct without dropping characters and losing the order of things.
On a moving train say, the difficulty would definitely go up a notch, but if you’re going to try to go ‘James Bond’ on it then you need to be prepared for that, or your steel capsules will be writing cheques your body can’t cash (with ensuing employment flying cargo planes full of rubber dog turds from Hong Kong).
Can you really unscrew those capsules post fire? Differential rates of expansion and cooling at sufficient temperatures would suggest not, but there’s bound to be YouTube nuts proving otherwise (why have I not checked this?).
Maybe if the fire is not more than ”double the average house fire” or whatever the claim is (half the time they seem to state it can withstand up to the temperature range in which the metal becomes molten!).
Also buying these things for delivery seems to be telling the world you’ve got onsite secret key storage.
Guess you could buy with cash from a store, but are those stores selling such things and such sales numerous enough not to be watched?
The waterproof paper thing, I guess works if you must have a proprietary solution, but why not just buy military spec paper?
That’s waterproof, laser printer compatible and available in desert tan or camo green.
Just think of the benefits afforded by camouflage! It could become practically invisible to the untrained eye!
If you’re concerned that could similarly attract unwanted attention, the same paper stock (alas in white only) is available just marketed as high quality laser paper (you would have to match spec obviously, not all paper stock is equal).
Buying a ream of that won’t attract attention, I would suggest, and could last you years.
Graphite pencil would be robust for marking, and then you put that in a fire resistance sleeve and then in a fire safe, because you’re going to do that with a steel wallet thing anyway if we’re honest.
The other thing is you could disguise the seed within a letter, general text or poem, making it unidentifiable as useful if somebody acquired it.
Copies disguised as such could be cheaply mailed to associates around the world for safe keeping.
That just seems the more robust, secure and cost effective method of seed storage, so that’s why my assessment (cynical yes) is that these things are nothing more than a cheap novelty that companies have sought to use to cash in on paranoid crypto enthusiasts.
I’m standing by to be convinced to the contrary though.