My latest use of an altoids tin

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by cdnboy66, Apr 4, 2014.


  1. cdnboy66

    cdnboy66 Monkey++

    Obviously, @Bear has the greatest use of Altoids tins ever, but I thought some of you might like this idea as well.

    Just a heads up that credit cards, cards like social insurance ( for us Canucks) cards etc all fit neatly into an Altoids mint tin.

    Now, I don't know if it prevents RFID readers, but for me it's a great way to stow all those "loyalty" cards and stuff I don't carry everyday but occasionally need.
    Added bonus is...it looks like a can of Altoids.

    I did find that on some cards I had to clip the corners back just a bit, to make them easier to get out.

    What else do you use these tins for??
     
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  2. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    You can carry all the .22lr ammo you could use for a weekend of rabbit or squirrel hunting in a shirt pocket sized tin.
    A pretty complete fishing kit can fit in a second one.
     
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  3. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Monkey

    Mine has cedar tinder, char cloth, flint and my sparking steel in it.
     
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  4. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    I use mine for small drill bits and accessories instead of them rolling around in the tool box.... A P-Touch labeler or sharpie helps to identify what is in each of them.
     
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  5. William Antrum

    William Antrum GunMetal Monkey

    There was once a popular mech or sci. arty for a radio or an antenna don't rightly recall I have the mag just gotta find ," its somewhere in here the wife says"....
     
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  6. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Altoids, Something you feed a seagull and watch him blow up in flight, I like that !
     
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  7. Mike

    Mike Ol' Army Sergeant Monkey

    Dang, uses for the tins. I love the wintergreen altoids.
     
  8. KAS

    KAS Monkey++

    i thought that was alceltzer or is it both
     
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  9. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    That would be alka seltzer. They are so stupid they will eat cigarette butts if you throw it to them.
     
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  10. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    Lady at our church devours them and gives me the tins. Usually give them to folks at our gatherings. Next one is 2-3-4 May. Should be warm enough to take a dip in the lake---lol---not likely, that thing is chilly in mid summer.
     
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  11. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    You may be correct ! They also like Tabasco sauce on bread !
     
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  12. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Altoids do not cause a gas reaction, and sesgulls can't belch. That is why the seagulls burst. I wonder if they would like ghost peppers....
     
  13. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    Wouldn't that be noisy with ammo in it or do you line it?
     
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  14. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Naw, it's quite as a tomb, unless I am running.
     
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  15. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    The funny thing is, I pictured Kellory bubble wrapping each round as he put them in the tin to prevent noise..biglaff
     
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  16. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    No, but vertical in a shirt pocket, inside a jacket, and wrapped with a wide rubber band, it makes no decernable noise. You could have a full set of snare wires in another tin. ;)
     
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  17. Mike

    Mike Ol' Army Sergeant Monkey

    Hahahahahaha
     
  18. Mike

    Mike Ol' Army Sergeant Monkey

    and wrapped in bubble wrap, duct taped, carried in a padded shipping container...... et al
     
  19. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    What? You taking notes for your next hunting trip?;)
     
  20. Mike

    Mike Ol' Army Sergeant Monkey

    maybe.... just maybe..... gotta be quiet ya know. Learn from a master
     
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