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#184 - 02/17/01 05:08 AM Source for Tobacco Tins
AndyO Offline
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Registered: 05/25/02
Posts: 167
Loc: Jawja
Does anybody out there know of a source for tobacco tins suitable for a small pocket kit? All of the local tobacco vendors in my area have not been of much assistance.<br><br>
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#185 - 02/17/01 03:37 PM Re: Source for Tobacco Tins
Greg Offline
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Registered: 02/02/01
Posts: 33
Loc: Washington State, U.S.A.
The cheap way is to buy an altoids tin (I like the cinnamon<br>ones,myself). If you have a Starbucks near you, check out<br>their mints containers for feasiblity. I have a semi-curved<br>plastic box that I got at Campmor. It's even green colored.<br>For the traditionalists, BCB seems to be the source. There<br>is a website that lists tins:<br><br>http://www.sass-kit.fsbusiness.co.uk<br><br>Click on the 'catalogue' on the left, and <br>then choose survival and scroll waaaay down <br>almost to the end. <br>1.25 British Pounds, I believe.<br><br>Other than that, you might try your local counter-culture<br>"Head" shop and ask for "Stash" containers. They will be<br>colorful and bizarre, but a little thinner and elbow grease<br>should fix that.<br>There is also a guy on Bladeforums who sells tins but <br>you'll have to hunt for his posts. I can help if all else fails...<br><br>BTW, should you find a good source, let the Forum know.<br><br>There are always people looking.<br><br>-Greg<br><br>

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#186 - 02/17/01 07:06 PM Re: Source for Tobacco Tins
Chris Kavanaugh Offline
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Registered: 02/09/01
Posts: 3824
Greg,I just gave up on Altoids.The binder and base is made from cattlebone derived calcium.Does the word bovine spongiforum encephaly(mad cow disease) mean anything?They have calcium stock reserves from older sources.<br><br>

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#187 - 02/17/01 07:52 PM Re: Source for Tobacco Tins
AndyO Offline
Member

Registered: 05/25/02
Posts: 167
Loc: Jawja
Thanks for the replies. I currently use an altoids tin, but I would rather have something a tad larger and a tad more water resistant before the tape wrapping. <br><br>
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#188 - 02/18/01 12:58 AM Re: Source for Tobacco Tins
Chris Kavanaugh Offline
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Registered: 02/09/01
Posts: 3824
go to www.MajorSurplusNSuply.com on sale @ 6for 9.95,swedish notionsbox.Highly polished heavy aluminum 1 3/16x4 7/8x3 1/8. stock number is 8-4636.# is 1-800-441-8855<br><br>

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#189 - 02/18/01 07:40 AM Re: Source for Tobacco Tins
Greg Offline
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Registered: 02/02/01
Posts: 33
Loc: Washington State, U.S.A.
Yeah, it means plenty! Bleah! Thanks for the warning-I didn't realize that.<br><br>

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#190 - 02/21/01 04:09 PM Shoe polish containers
Anonymous
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Somewhere long ago someone suggested using shoe polish tins. They have to be air tight so the shoe polish doesn't evaporate. They have a handy little opener built into the side. They are round and mostly black or brown so kind of outdoors colored. They are only $2 even if you throw out the polish. <br><br>

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#191 - 04/11/01 03:47 PM Re: Source for Tobacco Tins
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Chris um tried your web address and couldn't get to work please could you confirm<br><br>www.MajorSurplusNSuply.com<br><br>

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#192 - 04/11/01 04:35 PM Re: Source for Tobacco Tins
Chris Kavanaugh Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/09/01
Posts: 3824
oops! its MajorSurplusNSurvival.com its on Doug's retailer list if you have any trouble,just click his link.<br><br>

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#193 - 04/13/01 02:26 PM Re: Source for Tobacco Tins
chuuucky Offline
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Registered: 04/13/01
Posts: 17
Loc: southern CA
Check www.consolidatedplastics.com. search site for "seamless slip-cover cans"; round, flat or deep styles, in sizes from 1-1/2" dia. up to 7-1/2", full cases only. Cheers.<br><br>

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