Introduction: Plastic Bag Jar Gasket

Peanut butter jars and similar jars aren't as waterproof as they should be. That's why people still buy expensive heavy plastic jars at camping stores instead of using the free lightweight ones they have at home.
Mexican fishermen know a better way.
All you have to do is close the lid over a plastic grocery bag.
The plastic bag forms an excellent gasket, keeping your passport, photos, lighter or whatever nice and dry.

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CheckDavid made it!(author)2012-03-18

Won't the plastic get perforated while closing the bottle?

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Gamernotnerd made it!(author)2008-04-03

Looks like a head in a jar D=

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crakarjax made it!(author)2007-10-30

I saw this once on McGyver.

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nitroburn made it!(author)2006-06-27

Thats a cashew container isn't it. Kirkland brand to be exact. kirland for sure.

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spinach_dip made it!(author)2006-06-26

Who will stop this ugly face TimAnderson from hacking the instructables site to his personal blog? Geez!.. Please admins, start the new version!..

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trebuchet03 made it!(author)2006-06-26

spinach_dip.... post a link to his blog ;) I'll see how he's doing it

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radiorental made it!(author)2006-06-26

he is kinda ugly, isnt he?? (o;

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pocketlama made it!(author)2006-06-26

Do the Mexican fishermen keep shrunken heads in *their* jars, as well?

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radiorental made it!(author)2006-06-26

that head is ANYTHING but shrunken (o;

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radiorental made it!(author)2006-06-26

excellent idea Tim, with the way things are going in NE I'll certainly need this. My dad has a boat, small electronics are always failing, I'll pass this on.

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keng made it!(author)2006-06-26

Nice idea...i use plastic wrap too.

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