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#237688 - 12/21/11 06:39 PM Great 1$Store Find, Big Decision Created.
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My Favorite Dollar Store Sells These bright Xmas red Circular Metal Enamel Coated Containers with Tupperware Style lids in 3 sizes. 4Inch Bottom With 5inch Lid Top and 2 inch deep, 5inch bottom with 6 inch top and 2.5 inches deep, 6inch bottom 7inch top 2.5 inch deep.

Well The smallest is easily comparable to my current PSK size at 4x5x2 Inch rectangular. With being a Circular container it is a tad bit more bulky and being metal it is a bit heavier.

My Current PSK offers no way to purify water via Boiling or tablets. Switching to the metal container will add a greater capability over adding a length of foil to my current one. Needless To say switching over to metal from plastic adds the benefit of container strength and removes the shatter risk of rigid plastic.

So which do you think I should go with?
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#237690 - 12/21/11 06:46 PM Re: Great 1$Store Find, Big Decision Created. [Re: Frisket]
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Are they cheap? Why not try it for a while? One of the great additict... I mean, joys of PSKs is the endless opportunity to fiddle with them. wink
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#237691 - 12/21/11 06:50 PM Re: Great 1$Store Find, Big Decision Created. [Re: bacpacjac]
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Originally Posted By: bacpacjac
Are they cheap? ...




hahaha! at the dollar store i'd sure hope so!

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#237692 - 12/21/11 06:51 PM Re: Great 1$Store Find, Big Decision Created. [Re: Frisket]
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They are in fact one single dollar each for each size. The dollar store is happily a true dollar store <3.

The biggest fear is escalation in size =D. It started with a small tin then it went to "well if I have enough room in a pocket for this Id have enough room for THAT" and Now from the rough size of a altoids tin to a 5x4x2 container is the outcome.

So Im guessing the bigger question is, In a PSK does the Added Bulk and Weight Matter if your added Great Capabilities such as a Metal pot?
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#237693 - 12/21/11 06:53 PM Re: Great 1$Store Find, Big Decision Created. [Re: wileycoyote]
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Originally Posted By: wileycoyote
Originally Posted By: bacpacjac
Are they cheap? ...




hahaha! at the dollar store i'd sure hope so!


While silly sounding There are many "Dollar stores" around me if not all but 1 franchise that are not True dollar stores. Many of them actually sell things for 5+$'s sadly.
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#237696 - 12/21/11 07:02 PM Re: Great 1$Store Find, Big Decision Created. [Re: Frisket]
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Originally Posted By: Frisket
They are in fact one single dollar each for each size. The dollar store is happily a true dollar store <3.

The biggest fear is escalation in size =D. It started with a small tin then it went to "well if I have enough room in a pocket for this Id have enough room for THAT" and Now from the rough size of a altoids tin to a 5x4x2 container is the outcome.

So Im guessing the bigger question is, In a PSK does the Added Bulk and Weight Matter if your added Great Capabilities such as a Metal pot?


Sounds like a field test is in order. Try it, try different pockets, etc. to see if you can find a configuration you like. Water is REALLY imporant, and in this part of Canada at this time of year, a hot drink is a HUGE moral booster.
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#237697 - 12/21/11 07:03 PM Re: Great 1$Store Find, Big Decision Created. [Re: Frisket]
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Originally Posted By: Frisket
Originally Posted By: wileycoyote
Originally Posted By: bacpacjac
Are they cheap? ...


hahaha! at the dollar store i'd sure hope so!


While silly sounding There are many "Dollar stores" around me if not all but 1 franchise that are not True dollar stores. Many of them actually sell things for 5+$'s sadly.


It's the same here. Bumping up the cost of a PSK by a buck is simple enough but when thos additons start costing more, it can add up quickly.
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#237698 - 12/21/11 07:07 PM Re: Great 1$Store Find, Big Decision Created. [Re: bacpacjac]
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Originally Posted By: bacpacjac
Originally Posted By: Frisket
Originally Posted By: wileycoyote
Originally Posted By: bacpacjac
Are they cheap? ...


hahaha! at the dollar store i'd sure hope so!


While silly sounding There are many "Dollar stores" around me if not all but 1 franchise that are not True dollar stores. Many of them actually sell things for 5+$'s sadly.


It's the same here. Bumping up the cost of a PSK by a buck is simple enough but when thos additons start costing more, it can add up quickly.


True enough. Lansinoh Milk Bags for water storage are expensive enough But now Im adding a bunch of Corn Bags happily increasing my water carry by multiple quarts FOR FREE. =D


Edited by Frisket (12/21/11 07:07 PM)
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#237700 - 12/21/11 07:25 PM Re: Great 1$Store Find, Big Decision Created. [Re: Frisket]
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Do you know if they are food safe once heated?

Pete

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#237702 - 12/21/11 07:28 PM Re: Great 1$Store Find, Big Decision Created. [Re: paramedicpete]
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Originally Posted By: paramedicpete
Do you know if they are food safe once heated?

Pete


Nope No idea, But is most things we consider boiling water in for emergency? Most have paints and liners sprayed in them. This seems to be a baked on enamel. Id happily buy another one and chuck it in a fire for a 1$ learning experience.
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