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#64306 - 04/19/06 12:17 PM No more altoids tin's for survival kits???
JIM Offline
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Registered: 03/18/06
Posts: 1028
Loc: The Netherlands
This is something I saw in the ETS news. Seems strange to me.

''CANDYMAKER DEMANDING ETS MEMBERS STOP USING THEIR TINS''

In an unexpected move, Altoids, the international maker of
the curiously strong candy mint, is threatening Equipped
To Survive Survival Forum members with legal action for
using Altoids tins as survival kit containers. Taking the
recent actions of the recording industry as an example,
where individuals were sued by the RIAA for swapping music
files, Altoids said that swapping the contents of their
unique metal tin - mints - for so much "outdoor twaddle"
amounted to a breach of contract. "The tin says Altoids on
it," said a company VP during his tea break, "not bandages,
flints, and fishing line."

To keep good relations with the candy maker and to protect
its patrons, Equipped to Survive has entered into a
partnership with Apple Computer to create iTins, an online
store where ETS members who wish to create an Altoids tin
survival kit can obtain an empty Altoids tin to use without
repercussions. The special iTins Altoids tins do not
include any contents information, so there will be no
conflict. New standard size tins can be obtained for only
99 cents each. Smaller sized Altoids tins, such as those
for the breath strips and chewing gum, will sell for 55
cents each. A portion of the sales price will be
contributed to the Equipped To Survive Foundation.

Talks are also under way with the Kiwi shoe polish company
and several tobacco companies to include their tins. The
iTins web site should be up and running by March 32, 2007.
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#64307 - 04/19/06 12:22 PM Re: No more altoids tin's for survival kits???
hillbilly Offline
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Registered: 04/07/03
Posts: 213
Loc: Northeast Arkansas (Central Ar...
JIM,
check out the date on ETS news


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#64308 - 04/19/06 12:30 PM Re: No more altoids tin's for survival kits???
JIM Offline
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Registered: 03/18/06
Posts: 1028
Loc: The Netherlands
Hahaha!!
March 32...... <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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#64309 - 04/19/06 01:27 PM Re: No more altoids tin's for survival kits???
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LOL....Is this for real JIM? This is too much...
So for all these years Prince Albert has been rolling in his grave. Sheeesh.

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#64310 - 04/19/06 01:31 PM Re: No more altoids tin's for survival kits???
JIM Offline
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Registered: 03/18/06
Posts: 1028
Loc: The Netherlands
I'm afraid it is true. Fortunatly I don't use them.
(can't get them, and they ARE allowed in the Netherlands!)
BTW: they are also to small for my PSK. Almost can't get it in my own one-off tin, get alone a Altoids. <img src="/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />
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#64311 - 04/19/06 01:33 PM Re: No more altoids tin's for survival kits???
Tjin Offline
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Registered: 04/08/02
Posts: 1654
ahem... kruitvat!
Xenos has a similair candy with a similair tin.
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#64312 - 04/19/06 01:53 PM Re: No more altoids tin's for survival kits???
JIM Offline
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Registered: 03/18/06
Posts: 1028
Loc: The Netherlands
maar ja... Trekpleister, DA......
Those ones are far to small for me, My tin is just fine and I don't need onother one at the moment. I thought it was important because a lot of forum members use altoids tins for PSK's


Edited by JIM (04/19/06 01:54 PM)
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#64313 - 04/19/06 01:57 PM Re: No more altoids tin's for survival kits???
Tjin Offline
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well they are the same as all these forum members use. Survival kits should be small enough or else you will end up not carring them, but large enough to carry everything in. The border is defined by personal preference
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#64314 - 04/19/06 02:02 PM Re: No more altoids tin's for survival kits???
JIM Offline
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Registered: 03/18/06
Posts: 1028
Loc: The Netherlands
Yea, you can carry the best equipment in the world, but if it's to big, you won't carry it always. And just that time that you need it....... <img src="/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />

I though that your PSK's and BOB bag's were going to change quite a bit??
If they are done, post it's contentslist and photo's please?
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#64315 - 04/19/06 02:08 PM Re: No more altoids tin's for survival kits???
ironraven Offline
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Posts: 4642
Loc: Vermont
ROFLMAO!!!!!!!

Everyone, for the unintioned laugh at his own expense, I think Jim just made up. :P
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