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Source of balm containers
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Bruce Tolley

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Source of balm containers on 04/11/2012 10:43:23 MDT Print View

I am looking to replace some of the small balm containers like the BPL store used to sell. Does anyone have an online source they can point me too?

Jon Leibowitz
(jleeb) - F - MLife

Locale: 4Corners
two good sources on 04/11/2012 11:05:58 MDT Print View


Bruce Tolley

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Source of balm containers on 04/14/2012 09:56:18 MDT Print View


Lawson is out stock of mini bottles but the Hike Light 1/4 oz capacity bottles might work if I can fit my finger in to get the balm out. The BPL balm jars were 1/8 oz capacity but a bit heavy.

Edited by btolley on 04/14/2012 09:57:33 MDT.

Aaron W
(ADW245) - MLife

Locale: Chula Vista
Source of balm containers on 04/14/2012 10:00:28 MDT Print View

I found some cheap in the travel section of Bed Bath and Beyond.

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(annapurna) - MLife
Re: Source of balm containers on 04/14/2012 10:45:25 MDT Print View

Edited by annapurna on 04/14/2012 10:46:50 MDT.

Warren Greer
(WarrenGreer) - F

Locale: SoCal
and on 04/14/2012 20:35:47 MDT Print View


The US Plastics website noted above has a lot of cool stuff.

Also, look in your local 99 cent store. You can find small plastic vials and other shapes that can be emptied and then repurposed for your use. For example, you can find 3 - 3ML vials with breath freshener in them and you just pull the top off the bottle and empty/clean/refill.

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Source of balm containers on 04/14/2012 22:05:03 MDT Print View

$0.75 at REI:

A film can is taller, but cheap and easy.

Check your local pharmacy; they have all kinds of trick little bottles back there. Check the contact lens stuff too-- cut them into two containers.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Source of balm containers on 04/14/2012 22:12:51 MDT Print View

Those things can be found in various shapes and sizes at the Daiso Store, the Japanese equivalent of a 99-cent store. Due to inflation and currency exchange rates, the price is $1.50.


Thornton Plastics
(vials) - F
I Use! on 06/01/2012 13:39:40 MDT Print View

An interesting case - is this spam or not spam? (Well, it is really.)
Or perhaps more importantly, is it useful to BPL readers?

I have deleted the contents of the posting because, while possibly useful, the web site referenced only sold by the case and part-case. There was no visible opportunity to buy just a few. This made the whole thing a bit pointless.

If Thornton Plastics wish to sell small quantities over the web in a manner useful to BPL readers, I suggest a posting in Gear Deals would be very appropriate.

Roger Caffin
Online Community Monitor
Backpacking Light

Edited by rcaffin on 06/01/2012 16:52:58 MDT.