22 Manly things to do with an Altoids tin

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Postby Dr Jet Sinister » Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:43 am

C.f.M. wrote:Jet, you know what a SUPER BUSY person I am, but do you want me to keep an eye out for hinged-tins? See what I can collect for you?

We'll have to talk. :D
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Postby Trishntek » Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:37 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:If you keep looking, you'll find hinged tins. Some of them don't even have a past as a holder of sweet treats, but as cash boxes. Which might get them stolen, I don't know. YOu don't have to lock them, but if someone's creepy enough to steal one, he might be creepy enough to steal one without checking it to see if it opens.
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Postby Elorrum » Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:30 pm

is a kid's lunchbox the right size?
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Postby Sail Man » Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:09 pm

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robotland wrote:Combined with little rare-earth magnets they make a handy organizer system for little bits in the car while on-playa...Stick 'em to any exposed metal. I really like the new teensy ones! With a scrap of velcro, a pinback and some nips with a shear you've got an iPod Mini holder with storage for your earbuds! The guts from those cheap little solar pathway lights will fit in them too....


Robotland? Is it really you? Where have you been!!?

Altoid tins are wonderfully handy. They remind me of tiny cigar boxes.. now something cigar box sized, but metal, could be very useful.


He's been very busy working on our regional Lakes of Fire, but everynow and then we let him out to play :D
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Postby Dr Jet Sinister » Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:16 pm

Elorrum wrote:is a kid's lunchbox the right size?

...as a cigar box. ;)

What I was thinking of, at first, was something more like this, but hinged. Even the hinged ones on this site are very small.

I need to check the areas in the bus that any of these would work to have a better idea on the sizing.
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Postby Dr Jet Sinister » Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:17 pm

Sail Man wrote:
Dr Jet Sinister wrote:
robotland wrote:Combined with little rare-earth magnets they make a handy organizer system for little bits in the car while on-playa...Stick 'em to any exposed metal. I really like the new teensy ones! With a scrap of velcro, a pinback and some nips with a shear you've got an iPod Mini holder with storage for your earbuds! The guts from those cheap little solar pathway lights will fit in them too....


Robotland? Is it really you? Where have you been!!?

Altoid tins are wonderfully handy. They remind me of tiny cigar boxes.. now something cigar box sized, but metal, could be very useful.


He's been very busy working on our regional Lakes of Fire, but everynow and then we let him out to play :D


Would you mind letting him out more often? We miss him.
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Postby robotland » Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:57 am

Dr Jet Sinister wrote:
Sail Man wrote:
Dr Jet Sinister wrote:
robotland wrote:Combined with little rare-earth magnets they make a handy organizer system for little bits in the car while on-playa...Stick 'em to any exposed metal. I really like the new teensy ones! With a scrap of velcro, a pinback and some nips with a shear you've got an iPod Mini holder with storage for your earbuds! The guts from those cheap little solar pathway lights will fit in them too....


Robotland? Is it really you? Where have you been!!?

Altoid tins are wonderfully handy. They remind me of tiny cigar boxes.. now something cigar box sized, but metal, could be very useful.


He's been very busy working on our regional Lakes of Fire, but everynow and then we let him out to play :D




Would you mind letting him out more often? We miss him.


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Postby robotland » Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:00 am

You can fold up two slices of bacon and fit them neatly into an "Altoids Smalls" tin....a perfect emergency kit! A real pessimist COULD add a band-aid or some matches, I guess.
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Postby Dr Jet Sinister » Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:47 am

robotland wrote:You can fold up two slices of bacon and fit them neatly into an "Altoids Smalls" tin....a perfect emergency kit! A real pessimist COULD add a band-aid or some matches, I guess.

At first I thought you meant raw bacon and that's just not right at all. How about a crack baggy of bacon, some pain reliever, and powdered electrolytes? Almost a hangover kit...

I'm looking forward to hearing about your effigy! You're a great boss so I doubt you'll have any serious problems. :D
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Postby Super Evil Brian » Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:06 am

Dr Jet Sinister wrote:
robotland wrote:You can fold up two slices of bacon and fit them neatly into an "Altoids Smalls" tin....a perfect emergency kit! A real pessimist COULD add a band-aid or some matches, I guess.

At first I thought you meant raw bacon and that's just not right at all. How about a crack baggy of bacon, some pain reliever, and powdered electrolytes? Almost a hangover kit...

I'm looking forward to hearing about your effigy! You're a great boss so I doubt you'll have any serious problems. :D


Even better: grind all that up in a blender to make a fine powder. I mean the bacon, pain reliever and electrlytes. Of course one can already buy powdered electrolytes and pain reliever ... now that I think of it, crunched-up bacon as well. Just in case, throw it all in the blender on "liquefy" or whatever the highest setting is for about an hour.
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Postby C.f.M. » Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:09 am

I wonder if baking some bacon dusted with Vitalyte, instead of ground espresso, would affect the Vitalyte's effectiveness....
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Postby Trishntek » Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:09 am

Super Evil Brian wrote:
Dr Jet Sinister wrote:
robotland wrote:You can fold up two slices of bacon and fit them neatly into an "Altoids Smalls" tin....a perfect emergency kit! A real pessimist COULD add a band-aid or some matches, I guess.

At first I thought you meant raw bacon and that's just not right at all. How about a crack baggy of bacon, some pain reliever, and powdered electrolytes? Almost a hangover kit...

I'm looking forward to hearing about your effigy! You're a great boss so I doubt you'll have any serious problems. :D


Even better: grind all that up in a blender to make a fine powder. I mean the bacon, pain reliever and electrlytes. Of course one can already buy powdered electrolytes and pain reliever ... now that I think of it, crunched-up bacon as well. Just in case, throw it all in the blender on "liquefy" or whatever the highest setting is for about an hour.


So then would you snort it? ORRrrrrrrr sprinkle it on your breakfast food?
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Postby Super Evil Brian » Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:10 am

Trishntek wrote:
Super Evil Brian wrote:
Dr Jet Sinister wrote:
robotland wrote:You can fold up two slices of bacon and fit them neatly into an "Altoids Smalls" tin....a perfect emergency kit! A real pessimist COULD add a band-aid or some matches, I guess.

At first I thought you meant raw bacon and that's just not right at all. How about a crack baggy of bacon, some pain reliever, and powdered electrolytes? Almost a hangover kit...

I'm looking forward to hearing about your effigy! You're a great boss so I doubt you'll have any serious problems. :D


Even better: grind all that up in a blender to make a fine powder. I mean the bacon, pain reliever and electrlytes. Of course one can already buy powdered electrolytes and pain reliever ... now that I think of it, crunched-up bacon as well. Just in case, throw it all in the blender on "liquefy" or whatever the highest setting is for about an hour.


So then would you snort it? ORRrrrrrrr sprinkle it on your breakfast food?


I was thinking of mixing it 1:1 with coffee gounds for a beverage.
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Postby Dr Jet Sinister » Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:11 am

Trishntek wrote:
Super Evil Brian wrote:
Dr Jet Sinister wrote:
robotland wrote:You can fold up two slices of bacon and fit them neatly into an "Altoids Smalls" tin....a perfect emergency kit! A real pessimist COULD add a band-aid or some matches, I guess.

At first I thought you meant raw bacon and that's just not right at all. How about a crack baggy of bacon, some pain reliever, and powdered electrolytes? Almost a hangover kit...

I'm looking forward to hearing about your effigy! You're a great boss so I doubt you'll have any serious problems. :D


Even better: grind all that up in a blender to make a fine powder. I mean the bacon, pain reliever and electrlytes. Of course one can already buy powdered electrolytes and pain reliever ... now that I think of it, crunched-up bacon as well. Just in case, throw it all in the blender on "liquefy" or whatever the highest setting is for about an hour.


So then would you snort it? ORRrrrrrrr sprinkle it on your breakfast food?


Sprinkle it like benefiber.
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Postby Dr Jet Sinister » Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:13 am

C.f.M. wrote:I wonder if baking some bacon dusted with Vitalyte, instead of ground espresso, would affect the Vitalyte's effectiveness....

We need a chemist for that one. I'm too lazy to go look up the effects of heat on the bonds of the various compounds.
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Postby Super Evil Brian » Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:21 am

I was just kidding, but in reality, what kind of hideous "coffee" product would that make?

Maybe powdered Gatorade instead of a generic electrolyte.

At least powdered Gatorade (and Kool-Ade) is flammable. Non dairy creamer is a fucking bomb.
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Postby Dr Jet Sinister » Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:31 am

Super Evil Brian wrote:I was just kidding, but in reality, what kind of hideous "coffee" product would that make?

Maybe powdered Gatorade instead of a generic electrolyte.

At least powdered Gatorade (and Kool-Ade) is flammable. Non dairy creamer is a fucking bomb.

So what you're saying is you want something explosive with bacon? Look at you! Not even to the playa yet and already a true burner.
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Postby C.f.M. » Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:39 am

Super Evil Brian wrote:I was just kidding, but in reality, what kind of hideous "coffee" product would that make?

Maybe powdered Gatorade instead of a generic electrolyte.

At least powdered Gatorade (and Kool-Ade) is flammable. Non dairy creamer is a fucking bomb.


Gatorade is crap. Vitalyte isn't a "generic electrolyte," it's a real electrolyte (as compared to Gatorade, Powerade, etc.).
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:59 am

It's what plants crave!

What would go into a hangover survival kit?
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Postby C.f.M. » Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:06 am

Ugly Dougly wrote:It's what plants crave!

What would go into a hangover survival kit?


Ah, one of my favorite topics (there's a thread for that!).

Most definitely several serving of Vitalyte, to assist with hydrating. BC powder or naproxen sodium. B supplements, a megadose of B-12 and a handful of Plan-Bs.
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Postby robbidobbs » Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:19 pm

Make microphones out of them.
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Postby C.f.M. » Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:39 am

Dr Jet Sinister wrote:
C.f.M. wrote:Jet, you know what a SUPER BUSY person I am, but do you want me to keep an eye out for hinged-tins? See what I can collect for you?

We'll have to talk. :D


I trash picked an old Band-Aids tin and almost sent you a pic to see if you want it, but then I decided to keep it, to actually put Band-Aids in.
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Postby robotland » Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:20 am

I like those Olde Schoole Band-Aids tins!

Dropped four bucks on a tin of hot-pepper chocolate...bleccchhh, and not even very hot. But the tin's interesting.
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