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#6095 - 05/05/02 06:25 PM Japanese picnic boxes
Anonymous
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I while back on the forum someone mentioned being able to get Japanese picnic or sushi boxes. I've been searching for them for some time. I have an old one which is beat up pretty good-- it used to be sold by the Early Winters store, (no longer around here) in Seattle. Mine is made of aluminum and has a look of the tobacco tins, but the lid has a rubber seal and there's clamp at each end to keep the lid on tight. I'm willing to have one of my asian contacts decipher the stamped Japanese? writing on the side.

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#6096 - 05/06/02 02:22 AM Re: Japanese picnic boxes
Chris Kavanaugh Offline
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Registered: 02/09/01
Posts: 3824
Welcome to the forum. I mentioned the boxes some time ago. I too, have been looking for them. They also used to be a hot item in ship's chandleries.

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#6097 - 05/06/02 02:40 PM Re: Japanese picnic boxes
paramedicpete Offline
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Registered: 04/09/02
Posts: 1920
Loc: Frederick, Maryland
I too, have the lunch box from Early Winters and have always loved it. Pete

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#6098 - 05/06/02 04:53 PM Re: Japanese picnic boxes
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Registered: 03/13/02
Posts: 905
Loc: Seattle, Washington
I have been looking for these also. I have only found them listed in stainless steel from Seagull brands in Thailand, www.seagull-brand.com/023.htm. I cannot find a US distrubutor or a price. The MSR cook sets in stainless are made by Seagull.

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#6099 - 05/06/02 05:14 PM Re: Japanese picnic boxes
Chris Kavanaugh Offline
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Registered: 02/09/01
Posts: 3824
from what i can gather, most of these uluminum boxes have given way to plastic. I think Barry @ Blueline has a larger locking unit messkit. I emailed Seagull. Sometimes you just have to knock on the back door to get in.

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#6100 - 05/06/02 08:00 PM Re: Japanese picnic boxes
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Registered: 03/13/02
Posts: 905
Loc: Seattle, Washington
Last summer I contacted Adventure Tools to see if they would sell small quantities of the stainless boxes used for their kits. After an initial contact where they found out I could not purchase the entire supply of leftover containers, I heard nothing further from them.<br><br>It may be another avenue to contact them again if you are in a position to purchase an entire lot....(Barry???).....assuming they are still around.<br><br>Here is the email address still listed on their website.<br><br>buyusnow@adventuretools.com

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#6101 - 05/08/02 07:12 AM Re: Japanese picnic boxes
Anonymous
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OK-- perhaps Barry from blueline outfitters can get some of these in stock. I'll send him an e-mail. I'm very interested in the stainless possibility. The aluminum one I have is fairly soft- dents too easily for my taste. Or, it could be I'm a little hard on my gear-- but I'm not sure I'm comfortable with that idea :v)

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#6102 - 05/14/02 06:17 AM Re: Japanese picnic boxes
Trusbx Offline
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Registered: 01/16/02
Posts: 397
Loc: Ed's Country
There is a shop here in Singapore that sells just the seagull brand lunch boxes u are looking for. They go for<br>about S$13-15 (US $ 7-8). Unfortunately, they are out of stock till june.<br>I'm waiting to get my hands on them too......
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#6103 - 05/14/02 10:57 AM Re: Japanese picnic boxes
def611 Offline
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Registered: 05/10/02
Posts: 1
Loc: Honolulu, HI
Hi all<br><br>I'm new to this site and it's great. About the Japanese picnic boxes. They don't sell metal ones anymore only plastic. If you were in Hawaii I would sugest looking at a swap meet, pawn shop or even garage sales. But for me I haven't seen them in stores. hope this helps some.

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#6104 - 05/14/02 05:46 PM Re: Japanese picnic boxes
Schwert Offline
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Registered: 03/13/02
Posts: 905
Loc: Seattle, Washington
Trusbx,<br><br>That is great. Please let us know when you are able to purchase these.<br><br>I think these boxes would work great for an expanded kit. I wish I would have bought one 20 years ago.<br><br>

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