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#125361 - 02/26/08 09:38 PM Surveyor's tape Carrier
mtnhiker Offline

Registered: 11/18/05
Posts: 73
Loc: Nevada,USA
Talking with a memeber of the local SAR unit today He showed me a great idea they use for carrying "marker" tape.
They take a normal film canister(like we use for so many things) Cut a vertical slit in the body of the canister. Roll up the surveyors tape off a normal roll until you get enough to fill the canister, then feed the leading edge of the tape thru the slit. Put the lid on the canister and presto!.. you have a surveyors tape dispenser. I thought it was a great idea for those of you who carry the tape..
"If it's not with you it cant save you"

#125367 - 02/26/08 10:01 PM Re: Surveyor's tape Carrier [Re: mtnhiker]

Great idea for the dispenser..........

I typically carry some for my outings. Never considering it for a long term solution ,but I do occasionally use it for trail marking/site marking, etc........and now I think i may go with the film cansiter idea and just toss a roll in my pack every time!


#125370 - 02/26/08 10:19 PM Re: Surveyor's tape Carrier [Re: ]

Fantastic idea. It's just like a rope bag...no doubt that's where the idea came from since SAR folks use those all the time.

#125383 - 02/26/08 11:44 PM Re: Surveyor's tape Carrier [Re: ]
ame Offline

Registered: 10/15/05
Posts: 162
Loc: Korea
What is this 'film canister' of which you speak?



#125387 - 02/27/08 12:08 AM Re: Surveyor's tape Carrier [Re: ame]
mtnhiker Offline

Registered: 11/18/05
Posts: 73
Loc: Nevada,USA
It is just an ordinary plastic film container w/lid designed originally to carry 35mm film.
"If it's not with you it cant save you"

#125392 - 02/27/08 12:28 AM Re: Surveyor's tape Carrier [Re: mtnhiker]
Paul810 Offline

Registered: 03/02/03
Posts: 1428
Loc: NJ, USA
That's how I carry jute twine for fire starting and various simple knot tying. A small hole in the top of the container and the twine wound up neatly on the inside. You just pull the amount of twine you need up through the top and cut it.

I usually carry marking tape as well, but that I just have wrapped around a pen or whatever, since I don't carry or use a lot of it. I think I'll do the same thing with the marking tape and keep them together. smile

#125402 - 02/27/08 01:43 AM Re: Surveyor's tape Carrier [Re: mtnhiker]
OldBaldGuy Offline

Registered: 09/30/01
Posts: 5695
Loc: Former AFB in CA, recouping fr...
Not bad. I have often wondered if a normal smallish roll would fit into one of those hard sided snuff can carriers. Make a slit, same thing...

#125405 - 02/27/08 03:02 AM Re: Surveyor's tape Carrier [Re: ]
mtnhiker Offline

Registered: 11/18/05
Posts: 73
Loc: Nevada,USA
LOL.. In that case I probably shouldnt mention the cameras that had the rotaing square flash bulb on top that was good for 4 flashes then you had to replace it. I think I just dated myself?!
"If it's not with you it cant save you"

#125406 - 02/27/08 03:09 AM Re: Surveyor's tape Carrier [Re: ]
SARbound Offline

Registered: 06/08/05
Posts: 503
Loc: Quebec City, Canada
Say what? Where am I supposed to find this if I don't want the roll of film? wink

Great idea by the way. I would go further and make two tiny holes, one in the cap, and one in the bottom, and run a small piece of brass wire through it to be able to suspend it. No, wait, even better : glue a closed zip-tie onto the cap using Loctite so you can just suspend the small canister off a piece of paracord or something.
"The only easy day was yesterday."

#125407 - 02/27/08 03:16 AM Re: Surveyor's tape Carrier [Re: SARbound]
GeoEarthSensei Offline

Registered: 11/25/07
Posts: 19
Any store that still develops 35mm film usually has plenty of empty canisters lying around that they are happy to give, if you just ask.

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