Mar 30, 2007 at 7:38 am #1222601
@cpholleyLocale: Minnesota Transplant
You know, back when cameras took film.
Ready…..go!Mar 30, 2007 at 9:31 am #1384160
@tcxjwagoneerLocale: GSM Area
It holds 1 oz of Fuel for a measuring cup for and ALC stove… or at least that is what I use mine for. oh and mine is an Advantix one
TommyMar 30, 2007 at 10:01 am #1384168
stuff full of cotton balls soaked in vaseline for firestarters, and vaseline storage (lip/skin balm)Mar 30, 2007 at 12:08 pm #1384196
John S.BPL Member
I use one to hold my sunscreen, the black ones. I use the white ones to hold pills.Mar 30, 2007 at 1:16 pm #1384215
"stuff full of cotton balls soaked in vaseline for firestarters, and vaseline storage (lip/skin balm)"
Ah, the venerable classic of film canister usage…
People used to claim they fit matches in there as well… I always had to cut the back ends off to make them fit… I prefered tall prescription bottles for matches…
The other oldy-but-goody is using one to store a small sewing / repair kit.Mar 30, 2007 at 4:13 pm #1384236
Perfect for a decent shot of Makers Mark!Mar 30, 2007 at 6:59 pm #1384258
Container for very small fish or lures.Apr 19, 2007 at 8:28 pm #1386693
@terraLocale: Sydney, Australia.
Give it to a smoker so they can put the butt/filter in it and not throw it on the ground.Apr 20, 2007 at 11:32 am #1386753
Denis HazlewoodBPL Member
@redleaderLocale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
Unbreakable, Light Weight, Backpackers Shot Glass.
Or perhaps a midnight pee bottle for old guys with prostate problems.Apr 20, 2007 at 4:07 pm #1386782
Franco DarioliBPL Member
Storage for cotton balls here also.
FrancoApr 20, 2007 at 4:38 pm #1386784
@robertm2sLocale: Lake Tahoe
I keep my lavender-scented after-shave lotion.Apr 21, 2007 at 4:02 am #1386825
@ianwrightLocale: Photo - Mt Everest - 1980
film ?Jun 7, 2007 at 11:30 am #1391513
@shalehLocale: SF Bay Area
I read about a photographer once who stored peanut butter in his empty film cannisters. Used them to attract animals to his camera for really interesting close up shots.Jun 7, 2007 at 11:43 am #1391517
@kdesignLocale: Mythical State of Jefferson
Wonderful as an emergency adhesive, as well. :-D>Oct 26, 2007 at 12:11 pm #1406745
@asmjacksonLocale: Orange County
In Boy Scouts 35 years ago, we took three shortened waterproofed matches and a piece of grease pencil lead. You reverse the ends of two of the matches and hold all 4 pieces together so the match heads are diagonally across from each other and they don't 'rub'. Now take the 1-inch wide florescent nylon surveyors tape and wrap around the bundle until it is just smaller than the inside of the canister. If you got lost, the idea was you would tear off lengths of tape & write time and direction on them with the grease pencil and attach to a bush so searchers had an idea where you were headed. You could also set a fish hook on top and wrap the tape bundle with monofilament to try and catch food. Thank goodness none of us ever had to try to rely on it.
I'm going to try the vaseline and cotton balls. It is probably lighter than the hamster cage wood shavings coated with paraffin that I carry now.Oct 30, 2007 at 7:36 pm #1407248
@dufus934Locale: North Texas
been using them for the classic vaseline cotton balls for years. They are the ultimate fire starter. They burn for 3-5 min, and are pretty light (their cotton balls!). The only other fire starter that even comes close (in my eyes) are the egg carton-dryer lint-wax bundles, but they are a little bit more time consuming to make.Dec 4, 2007 at 7:45 am #1411206
Joe GeibBPL Member
@joegeibLocale: Delaware & Lehigh Valleys
I know its not BPL-related, but I use one in the car to hold my change. It's slim, not bulky, stealth, and easy to take into the store if I know that I'll need change (and remember to bring it). I just keep it in my cupholder/console.Jun 8, 2008 at 10:36 pm #1437303
@carazLocale: bay area
If you cut a circular hole in the lid they make a very easy cover for your bladder mouth piece. The cap rests behind the mouthpiece, then when you are going to be moving your bag/hiking dusty trails/setting your bag down you just snap the body back on and you don't have to worry about it getting dirty. Also the cotton balls (its also the exact hight as duct tape so i usually wrap a couple feet around em.)Jun 16, 2008 at 11:54 pm #1438692
@skruffyLocale: Central Oregon
Instead of film containers, I use medicine bottles. I work at a pharmacy so have easy access to them, but would acquire them if I didn't. The child-proof lids are water-tight. I use them for everything! They hold my PB, spice concoction, fishing flies with leader/tippit tied around the outside, first-aid kit with duct-tape wrapped around it, vaseline-covered cotton-balls, etc. The easy-open lids are also water-tight, but may pop off if pressure is applied to the bottle sides, where the child-resistant lids do not, though they are slightly more heavy. Does anyone else use these? If so, how?Jun 17, 2008 at 11:20 am #1438745
I use medicine bottles as well. Great for the matches, first aid, and fire tinder. I use the easy off caps and have never had an issue with it popping off.
Also, the cough syrup bottles make wonderful flasks for your spirits, available from 2 to 16 oz.Jun 17, 2008 at 10:00 pm #1438851
@skruffyLocale: Central Oregon
That's right, I forgot about the syrup vials. Those are awesome. I keep my fuel, olive oil, etc in those. Just be sure to label. This past weekend I filled my stove with olive oil.Jun 18, 2008 at 8:07 pm #1439012
One for pills and one for waterproof matches and vaseline firestarters. I also use them to store spare AAA batteries, which I found I don't really need w/ an LED light.
I've made a small survial kit stored inside a pill bottle that I keep with my paddle gear.Jun 18, 2008 at 8:19 pm #1439015
@gewhiteLocale: WA State
I could be wrong about this but something I seem to remember about film canisters is there could be trace amounts of chemicals from the film production. Remember that smell of fresh film, just a thought on the matter. Or this just could of been my old weed smoking days paranoia. Take care.Aug 3, 2008 at 1:55 pm #1445566
I've got one with milk powder in in my brew kit, and one with earplugs and an airline eyeshield thingy in. Boring I know, but works for me!Aug 27, 2008 at 3:37 pm #1448858
a whole range of spices to allow for genuine cooking!
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