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What can I do with this tin?

Discussion in 'Bushcraft and survival skills' started by gjclayton, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. gjclayton

    gjclayton Forager

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    I recently came across this little tin and thought it might be useful as a tinder tin/firestarting kit.
    I think it was originally a syringe kit, with the pop up test tube holder.

    Anyone got any bright ideas how I can convert this to a tinder kit? The clips might be useful for a smaller ferro rod and maybe keep the testube holder to hold smaller capsules of fire starting chemicals, or straws with cotton inside (they are only 5-6mm wide).

    The overall size is: 2.7/8" x 2.1/2" x 7/8"

    Any idea would be great to hear!

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  2. Mike313

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    Very interesting tin that. It reminds me of something I saw recently. It was part of a mobile trolley in a chemical plant and it had a fixed version of the 'pop-up' test-tube holder and the trolley was referred to as the Mobile pH Probe Trolley.
    Anyways, I wonder if it is worth some money. If it was maybe - depending on your financial circumstances, in my case 'skint' :) - you could flog it and buy a nice piece of kit with the proceeds. But yes it looks like you could adapt it to hold a fire kit. That said, If you are a smoker, it might make an interesting cigarette & (small) cigar case! 8 fags in the pop up section, and a slim panatela and a corona in the other two clips. Throw in some matches and a bic lighter and you have a bushcraft smoker's kit!
     
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    No ideas to help you i'm afraid, but I could spend hours making and trying stuff to fit in it :)
     
  4. Macaroon

    Macaroon A bemused & bewildered

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    I'd be looking at a needle case and repair kit holder; it's a nice tin and would be a shame to alter it without very good reason. Seems a bit small for tinder/firelighting.
     
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    Great idea. I have been pulling together a repair kit for a while now and sure the needles would work well in the pop up section. Maybe an awl in the clips etc...

    I'll give it a go as a tester.
     
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    Macaroon A bemused & bewildered

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    Maybe worth trying some small calibre spent brass ammo cases in the clips? That'd be really cool :)
     
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    Nice idea too.

    Now where do I get them from?!
     
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    Macaroon A bemused & bewildered

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    I've got a handfull of 9mm brass you could have a play with; pm me and you can have 'em for postage :)
     
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    I wonder what it was originally used for?
     
  10. gjclayton

    gjclayton Forager

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    Syringe case I think... I have found larger examples online that look very similar...
     
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    Fishing kit. Use the tube holders for floats.
     

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