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#240543 - 02/05/12 06:59 AM Re: Finding a waterproof plastic container [Re: ]
GradyT34 Offline
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Registered: 02/14/09
Posts: 118
I went to the Witz website and realized that about 15 or more years ago I purchased several of their small cases. I remember that one container was so small, I couldn't place much more in it than my drivers license and a credit card. Maybe the company went by another name then. In any event, these small cases were rugged, waterproof, innovative in concept and practical for tiny to small PSKs. I had no idea of the existence of "their" now larger cases (e.g. Witz's Utility Locker I and II waterproof cases).

I didn't find Witz's larger cases on their website at first because these cases are listed under the electronics menu. Since only the outside dimensions are available there, I just asked Witz by email to send the weights and inside dimensions of these larger cases. Upon receipt, I'll be able to compare the Witz I with the similar class of Pelicans and Otters, particularly as to weight and inside/outside dimensions.

However, the OD of the Witz Utility Locker I is 8" X 5" X 3" (high), so it is definitely in the size range I'm interested in for the sensitive items of my medium size survival kit --- and it's available with the prerequisite clear lid! From the pictures on the Witz website, the Utility Locker I and II both appear to be well made indeed.

Thanks IzzyJG99 for the heads up on this alternative. Grady

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#240547 - 02/05/12 08:49 AM Re: Finding a waterproof plastic container [Re: GradyT34]
Ian Offline
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Registered: 05/15/07
Posts: 171
Loc: Scotland
Have a look at containers used to mail medical blood samples to labs, close to bomb proof.

As to survival kits all the contents of my kit are waterproof so I just keep them in a soft plastic envelope (bit like a tough zip-lock)

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#240656 - 02/07/12 04:24 AM Re: Finding a waterproof plastic container [Re: ]
GradyT34 Offline
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Registered: 02/14/09
Posts: 118
IzzyJG99 --- I just ordered 3 of the I.D. Lockers -- to repackage PSKs for the family. I'll try emulating your arrangement - but I never set records in solving Rubik's Cubes. Thank you for showing that it is possible. Grady

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#240658 - 02/07/12 05:30 AM Re: Finding a waterproof plastic container [Re: GradyT34]
Pete Offline
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Registered: 02/20/09
Posts: 1314
try these. tough. waterproof.

http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&rh=n%3A3375251%2Ck%3APelican%20Cases&page=1

Pete2

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#240793 - 02/09/12 05:51 AM Re: Finding a waterproof plastic container [Re: ]
GradyT34 Offline
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Registered: 02/14/09
Posts: 118
Below are the specs on the larger Witz boxes:

Witz Small Locker (aka Utility Locker I - Clear Lid)

.85 lbs.
Outside dims 8 (wide) x 3 (high) x 5 thick (inches)
Inside dims 7 1/4 x 2 1/2 x 4 3/4


Witz Large Locker (aka Utility Locker II - Clear Lid)

1.50 lbs.
Outside dims 10 x 5 x 7
Inside dims 9 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 6 3/4

Grady

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#240825 - 02/09/12 05:37 PM Re: Finding a waterproof plastic container [Re: GradyT34]
Jeff_M Offline
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Registered: 07/18/07
Posts: 665
Loc: Northwest Florida
A small note of caution: I've broken the hinge on 2 different Witz eye-wear cases. That seems to be a bit of a weak point.

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#240828 - 02/09/12 06:48 PM Re: Finding a waterproof plastic container [Re: GradyT34]
BruceZed Offline
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Registered: 01/06/08
Posts: 289
Loc: Canada
I often use plastic Spice Containers. They are wide mouthed, of a decent size and have good strong lids. I have made a number of fire lighting kits using then and they have stood up fairly well over the last few years.
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