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(mikeinfhaz) - F

Locale: Phoenix
uses: tennis ball container on 09/15/2008 17:42:32 MDT Print View

i'll start: tortilla case

Craig Burton

Locale: Smoky Mountains
Re: uses: tennis ball container on 09/15/2008 17:57:22 MDT Print View

caldera cone caddy?

Christopher Williams
(clwilla) - F

Locale: The Bluegrass
re: tennis ball container on 09/15/2008 18:29:14 MDT Print View

Likely good storage for a small Red Bull Can Pot and a small diameter stove. Fuel will likely fit in it as well.

te - wa
(mikeinfhaz) - F

Locale: Phoenix
ball container on 09/15/2008 18:35:05 MDT Print View

well there's a tennis court near my place and i see empty (but brand new) ball containers all the time. I thought... what are they good for? (besides landfill)
spagetti/other long noodles
storage of dry goods like beans, peas, nuts and bolts.. man the list could go on. I thought of a few things they would work for in the backcountry. The lid of the Wilson can fits a Heiny pot perfectly.
continuing on..

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Tennis ball container on 09/15/2008 22:14:24 MDT Print View

small reel & rod
tent stakes
fish tackle

Bob Bankhead
(wandering_bob) - MLife

Locale: Oregon, USA
uses: tennis ball conta on 09/15/2008 22:34:02 MDT Print View

Tennis balls.

I found a Pringles can works better for backpacking. The walls are straight; anything that can fit through the top fits in the can. It's cardboard so it gives a bit when needed. It's cheap, comes filled with good eatables, then serves multiple purposes. Easily disposable when no longer needed. Readily replaceable at town stops - even at gas station convenience stores.

Nick Chen
(fleetparadox) - F

Locale: Socal
Water on 09/16/2008 03:25:43 MDT Print View


Martin Wilde
( - F

Locale: Pacific Northwest
uses: tennis ball container on 09/16/2008 14:10:53 MDT Print View

Leave no trace poo-poo carrier...

Lynn Tramper
(retropump) - F

Locale: The Antipodes of La Coruna
Re: uses: tennis ball conta on 09/28/2008 13:53:29 MDT Print View

Ooooh, I like the Pringles idea. The cardboard component can also be used as a fire-starter in a pinch. I imagine it would make an ideal container for carrying a Caldera Cone and accessories...

On the other hand, the tennis ball can can also be used as an in-tent emergency pee-pot for those really wet nights, or carrying anything wet. I'm not sure if the Pringles can would hold up to prolonged moisture?

The real question here is: How much does an empty tennis ball can weigh?? Are there lighter alternatives that would do the same job?