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Hawk62cj5 01-10-2013 08:57 AM

Mentos Gum Containers
 
I love these little bastards , the containers not the gum

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...38885-orig.jpg

The other day I think of yet another use for them , 2 cr8 plugs for my sherpa fit nicely
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...49C0C-orig.jpg

Ive been using them for a few years for fire Vaseline cotton ball starter containers , full sized bic lighters , coax adapters for my hand helds and other misc junk

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...Picture002.jpg

Wrap them in electric and or duct tape to have some on hand .

hayasakiman 01-10-2013 09:32 AM

Is this considered "recycle" as well?

I do similar things with plastic containers and glass jars I get. Don't through them a way,,,,,

Hawk62cj5 01-10-2013 10:10 AM

Yeah these have been about the most useful sized container Ive came across for travel/pack size .I used to use Altoids boxes alot but these have replaced them for the most part.

kubiak 01-10-2013 10:14 AM

great idea! i got to get me some of those.

hayasakiman 01-10-2013 12:08 PM

Altoids :thumb Eclipse Mints :thumb

These are tin cans, last almost forever!! :thumb

BigEasy 01-11-2013 11:12 AM

mento's are in plastic= WILL last forever. Ever been to a landfill?

HapHazard 01-12-2013 04:06 PM

This illustrates one of my (many) problems: I see a neat container: a pump, squeeze bottle, plastic jar and think," Jeez, this could be just what I need someday..." and I put it in a storage tub (which is now full of neat containers).

Best use so far: Squeeze mustard container with twist top is the world's best chainsaw oil bottle, at any cost.

So now I've gotta buy this goddamn gum...:lol3

duck 01-12-2013 05:31 PM

And then there's 35mm film containers....

KeithinSC 01-12-2013 05:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by duck (Post 20468355)
And then there's 35mm film containers....


Alas, nearly extinct due to digital.:cry
(Yeah, I love my digital more than the $3000 bag of film cameras:shog)

hayasakiman 01-12-2013 05:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BigEasy (Post 20456739)
mento's are in plastic= WILL last forever. Ever been to a landfill?

What I meant is that those tin cans would last almost forever going through many cycles of opening and closing.
Also, I thought they would have better chance against many heavy blows, banging and abuse in a tool box.
That is where I use them.
I am not too familiar with Mentos packages but I figured they are made of plastic.
As such, I think they would not last as long as tin cans would in the way I use them.
At least that is what I think,,,.

MiteyF 01-12-2013 06:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hayasakiman (Post 20468396)
What I meant is that those tin cans would last almost forever going through many cycles of opening and closing.
Also, I thought they would have better chance against many heavy blows, banging and abuse in a tool box.
That is where I use them.
I am not too familiar with Mentos packages but I figured they are made of plastic.
As such, I think they would not last as long as tin cans would in the way I use them.
At least that is what I think,,,.

I think you'd be surprised...

With that said, the smaller Altoids tins are my preference too.

RVDan 01-12-2013 09:31 PM

Those look great, better than the M&M tubes that I've been using to hold my spare valve stems and remover tool
http://www.markify.com/images/ctm/or.../000001545.JPG

BigEasy 01-13-2013 07:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hayasakiman (Post 20468396)
What I meant is that those tin cans would last almost forever going through many cycles of opening and closing.
Also, I thought they would have better chance against many heavy blows, banging and abuse in a tool box.
That is where I use them.
I am not too familiar with Mentos packages but I figured they are made of plastic.
As such, I think they would not last as long as tin cans would in the way I use them.
At least that is what I think,,,.

After I put up that smart assed comment I had second thoughts that was where you were coming from. I think that maybe the "hinge" on the Mentos tube might fail over time. However, I don't think it would keep the cap from snapping on. Also unless you smash them with something very heavy I don't think you would crush one.

wee-twin 01-13-2013 07:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RVDan (Post 20469871)
Those look great, better than the M&M tubes that I've been using to hold my spare valve stems and remover tool
http://www.markify.com/images/ctm/or.../000001545.JPG

I use that for Q-tips when traveling.

jon_l 01-15-2013 05:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wee-twin (Post 20476606)
I use that for Q-tips when traveling.

That's a large container; you must have big ears! :evil


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