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Steve McQueen
(cpholley) - F

Locale: Minnesota Transplant
An old used film cannister on 03/30/2007 08:38:48 MDT Print View

You know, back when cameras took film.


Tommy Clapp

Locale: GSM Area
Canister on 03/30/2007 10:31:14 MDT Print View

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


Jaiden .
(jaiden) - F
Re: An old used film cannister on 03/30/2007 11:01:03 MDT Print View

stuff full of cotton balls soaked in vaseline for firestarters, and vaseline storage (lip/skin balm)

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: An old used film cannister on 03/30/2007 13:08:24 MDT Print View

I use one to hold my sunscreen, the black ones. I use the white ones to hold pills.

Edited by jshann on 06/07/2007 14:35:33 MDT.

Joshua Mitchell
(jdmitch) - F

Locale: Kansas
Film Canisters and Firestarters... on 03/30/2007 14:16:37 MDT Print View

"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.

Edited by jdmitch on 03/30/2007 14:17:07 MDT.

Russell Swanson
(rswanson) - F

Locale: Midatlantic
Re: An old used film cannister on 03/30/2007 17:13:17 MDT Print View

Perfect for a decent shot of Makers Mark!

Steve .
(pappekak) - F

Locale: Tralfamadore
Re: An old used film cannister on 03/30/2007 19:59:09 MDT Print View

Container for very small fish or lures.

Andrew :-)
(terra) - F

Locale: Sydney, Australia.
A little ashtray/garbage can... on 04/19/2007 21:28:31 MDT Print View

Give it to a smoker so they can put the butt/filter in it and not throw it on the ground.

Denis Hazlewood
(redleader) - MLife

Locale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
Old used film cannister on 04/20/2007 12:32:10 MDT Print View

Unbreakable, Light Weight, Backpackers Shot Glass.

Or perhaps a midnight pee bottle for old guys with prostate problems.

Edited by redleader on 04/24/2007 18:33:25 MDT.

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: @Tarptent
Fire starter storage on 04/20/2007 17:07:48 MDT Print View

Storage for cotton balls here also.

(RobertM2S) - M

Locale: Lake Tahoe
Film Cannister on 04/20/2007 17:38:26 MDT Print View

I keep my lavender-scented after-shave lotion.

ian wright
(ianwright) - F

Locale: Photo - Mt Everest - 1980
canister on 04/21/2007 05:02:51 MDT Print View

film ?

Sean Perry
(shaleh) - F

Locale: SF Bay Area
peanut butter ...... on 06/07/2007 12:30:55 MDT Print View

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.

kevin davidson
(kdesign) - F

Locale: Mythical State of Jefferson
PB hold the jam on 06/07/2007 12:43:06 MDT Print View

Wonderful as an emergency adhesive, as well. :-D>

(ASMjackson) - F

Locale: Orange County
Survival kit on 10/26/2007 13:11:47 MDT Print View

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.

Kyle Purcell
(dufus934) - F

Locale: North Texas
vaseline cotton balls on 10/30/2007 20:36:55 MDT Print View

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.

Joe Geib
(joegeib) - F

Locale: Delaware & Lehigh Valleys
'nother use on 12/04/2007 08:45:39 MST Print View

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.

Sean Walashek
(caraz) - F

Locale: bay area
also on 06/08/2008 23:36:08 MDT Print View

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.)

Skruffy McGruff
(skruffy) - F

Locale: Central Oregon
slight variation, but similar to film containers on 06/17/2008 00:54:47 MDT Print View

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?

Edited by skruffy on 06/17/2008 22:57:03 MDT.

aaron smith
(flyingeye021) - F

Locale: WNC
RE: NEW slight variation, but similar to film containers on 06/17/2008 12:20:53 MDT Print View

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.