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Old 01-10-2013, 08:57 AM   #1
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Cool2 Mentos Gum Containers

I love these little bastards , the containers not the gum



The other day I think of yet another use for them , 2 cr8 plugs for my sherpa fit nicely


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



Wrap them in electric and or duct tape to have some on hand .
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:32 AM   #2
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Is this considered "recycle" as well?

I do similar things with plastic containers and glass jars I get. Don't through them a way,,,,,
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:10 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:14 AM   #4
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great idea! i got to get me some of those.
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:08 PM   #5
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Altoids Eclipse Mints

These are tin cans, last almost forever!!
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:12 AM   #6
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mento's are in plastic= WILL last forever. Ever been to a landfill?
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Old 01-12-2013, 04:06 PM   #7
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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...
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:31 PM   #8
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And then there's 35mm film containers....
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:37 PM   #9
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And then there's 35mm film containers....

Alas, nearly extinct due to digital.
(Yeah, I love my digital more than the $3000 bag of film cameras)
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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,,,.
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:50 PM   #11
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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.
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Those look great, better than the M&M tubes that I've been using to hold my spare valve stems and remover tool
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:46 AM   #13
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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.
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Those look great, better than the M&M tubes that I've been using to hold my spare valve stems and remover tool
I use that for Q-tips when traveling.
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:43 AM   #15
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I use that for Q-tips when traveling.
That's a large container; you must have big ears!
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