Save empty Altoids tins. They make a great place to store small parts, such as the gas pedal for model cars, that might get lost if put in a big box.
I love Altoids tins, I collect them every chance I get. plus my mom loves mints so we both win. with the Altoids smalls tins I’m going to make a mini fishing kit, an emergency multi-wick candle and a flashlight. and with the regular tins I’m going to make a survival kit, fire starting kit, emergency candle and a fire can.
they also make amazingly tiny playable guitars, if you have the time and patience to make it (and are comfortable using a dremel…)
Altoid tins are also easy to decorate and are a nice way to carry around money or gum
I cud not beilieve it dude!!
It was a way cool idea!!!!!!!
ya. once i made a really cool mini amp with one. it was boss. i also made a little robot its name was timmy.
Or you could just use it to hold Altoids;) JK Tey also work for small parts.
I like to put my gum in there. Then later in the day I can just open it up and have gum whenever I want. It keeps the lint off it.
Cool I will have to try it!
I already do it!
i really like this idea. My mom also thought of this a while ago (im not calling you a copy cat) and it worked great. Of course all the altoid cans work great fr small items or collectables. Good thinking david.
I think that’s a really good idea! My mom is big on recycling, so she’ll probably like the idea. (I can just tell her I’m storing model plane parts, when really, I’m keeping a secret stash of candy!) I can also hide little things in the tins to keep them safe (and hidden) from my little sister, like fishing hooks and emergancy matches for camping trips. Also, a little advice: You can also use cans, (though they don’t work as well,) and other small candy tins or boxes if altoid containers aren’t handy. Thanks for the idea!
i will try it
Are you talking about round or rectangular “Altoids” tins? The water tight round tins are good for matches and emergency kits.
(Matches note: You want the hard to find “Strike Anywhere Kitchen matches. (They cost more but you don’t need a special striker strip. They can be found at some hardware and sporting goods stores.) Dip them hot melted parafin wax to waterproof them. Maybe even add a trick relight birthday candle for extreme wind conditionds. Try pressing the candle against the side of a just dipped match so the wax fuses them together.)
Rectangular tins are good for small parts, magnetic hide away caches (add a refrigerator magnet and stick it under something iron or steel).small electronics projects (Look up the “Rock Mite” ham radio transmitter/reciever.)
If you want a Waterproof rectangular tin for cheap look in fancy grocery stores for “Bonbons Napoleon”. The tin is larger than “Altoids” heavier guage steel and has a rubber gaskit.
Kit contents: Military surplus signal mirror, Pocket knife, Wire saw, 1/32 oz DareDevil fish lure, Needles in mirror cover, Spare compass, Magnesium fire starter, small Bic lighter, pencil stub, Band aids, Gauze pad, antiseptic, water pure tablets, Asprin, Kaopectate, ect.
What would you add?
You can also put a small survival kit (matches, gum, firestarter etc) in them and then put it in your camping gear so you never will forget it
You could put matchboxes in the Altoids tins for your camping trip. And put the Altoid tins in a old, closable, lightweight, toolbox.
you can put altoids in them, too.
Cool ! I’ll try it out !
You can also use cans.
Yes! And a great place to store these tins is in a sturdy shoe-box. Each tin should be marked by category (stamps, screws,coins..etc.) and then placed in the shoe box. If you list what’s in each tin (alphabetically on the outside of the shoe box), you can put all the stuff away neatly on a shelf or bookcase. The challenge is getting enough tins…
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