Mentos Gum Containers

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  1. Hawk62cj5

    Hawk62cj5 2 Cheap 4 a KLR

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    I love these little bastards , the containers not the gum

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

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

    hayasakiman Been here awhile

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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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  3. Hawk62cj5

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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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  4. kubiak

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

    hayasakiman Been here awhile

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    Altoids :thumb Eclipse Mints :thumb

    These are tin cans, last almost forever!! :thumb
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  6. BigEasy

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

    HapHazard Waiting for Gudenov

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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...:lol3
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  8. duck

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

    hayasakiman Been here awhile

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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,,,.
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  11. MiteyF

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    I think you'd be surprised...

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

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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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    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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  14. wee-twin

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    I use that for Q-tips when traveling.
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    That's a large container; you must have big ears! :evil
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  16. Riteris

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    Do the Pepsi and Mentos combo and you will have the need for more Mentos and then you will have more containers.:wink:

    I have been using an empty Emerald Nuts canister for traveling with cigars. It is a fairly solid cylinder that will take some abuse.

    After going through thousands of 35mm plastic slide boxes, I am left with but one or two unused ones. They make great containers for small parts.

    Of course there is always the empty prescription pill bottles from the drugstore.
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  17. H96669

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    The dollar store had 6 packs of small plastic containers, a tad smaller than a film container. 6 for a buck....!:wink:
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