Tuesday, November 09, 2021

What You Can Do With An Altoids Tin

 Today's post is actually a link to a rather wonderful article at The Art of Manliness on 21 Ways to Reuse an Altoids Tin.  It piqued my fancy and demonstrates some great creativity.

Some of the more creative ones:

- Mini-Flashlight


- Survival Kit and its cousin, the Urban Survival Kit




- Alcohol Stove (for cooking)


- And perhaps my favorite, the Travel Cocktail Kit

Who knew such a small item had so many uses?

11 comments:

  1. I built a gps tracker with a 2 meter radio inside one once. It was an APRS kit, but still....

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    1. That just sounds cool STxAR. There are so many smart people in the world.

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  2. Maybe once every two or three years, the thought of altoids sounds appealing enough that I buy a tin. Usually over the next couple days I will get one and then I will sit it down somewhere and forget about it until I find the tin a year later and chuck it. I just can't seem to stick with one long enough to empty out a tin.

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    1. If I wanted to make one of those kits, I'd just dump the contents...

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    2. I think you can just buy the unpainted tins on Amazon. Or some like them.

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    3. Ed, I am exactly the opposite - I am likely to just eat the whole package at a go, given enough time.

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    4. Linda and STxAR - Both highly viable options!

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  3. Great ideas! I think I have some Altoids tins somewhere. I also have a Sucrets tin from my grandmother. Fisherman's Friend was another one, but I think they've gone to boxes instead of tins.

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    1. Leigh - They are great ideas! So many smart and creative people out there. I am going to have to try some of the survival based ones.

      Sucrets - I have not thought of those in years!

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  4. Anonymous10:07 AM

    That survival kit reminds me of my kid days and Sucret 'survival kit' in my pocket. Couple of band-aids, length of fishing line and 3 hooks, match book and some aspirin tablets sealed in tin foil. Many adventures but I never had to use it 'for real'.

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    1. Anonymous - I think a lot of us had some version of that growing up at the time, especially if we at all spent any time outside.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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