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This was a quick little project and a lot of fun to make.  My seven-year-old son, Jack, helped me with some of the steps and watched throughout the entire process.  He thought it was pretty cool to make a little piece of gear out of something else that we would normally just recycle.  I probably won't be making a lot of these or using them for everything, but it is a useful little container and is very strong.  I could see this being used as a container and float for a small fishing kit.

If you have some time and a few spare plastic soda bottles laying around, give it a try.  After making this one I made another one with an additional flat piece of plastic sandwiched between the two necks that created a dual compartment container. I think I'll use it for salt and pepper!

This instructable was originally posted on Brian's Backpacking Blog.
 
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Is there a way to make it longer say ... for matches??
cut the neck longer,or cut the match so it fits
handprints1 year ago
This is so cool! I am running to rescue stuff from our recycle bin!
DivaB2 years ago
We've always made a ton of these in our group, but we glue plastic in the middle section so that each side is divided. Each side holds a different spice for camp cooking.
TheMaker8882 years ago
WaterProof i presume ?
chevhunter3 years ago
that is a great idea. i'm thinkin i'm gonna be building one with the two compartments for muzzle loading. one side for extra primers and on the other side will be some bore butter. ( instead of taking the whole squeeze tube with.)
bfgreen (author)  chevhunter3 years ago
Thanks! If you're looking for a way to re-package creams or greasy items, check out one of my other Instructables on that topic: DIY Single-Use Antibiotic Ointment Blister Packs. It might help you with what you are looking to do :-)
This would make a good water tight pill container or something. So many things this can do we haven't discovered yet! Maybe you can roll up your bills and make this a wallet. A water proof wallet...
another thing they could be used for, key/keys for a boat to act as a float.
better yet: combo float and boat (and motor if applicable in your state) registration holder
bfgreen (author)  gareth.collier.19853 years ago
True the container is buoyant and water tight. Even more possibilities..
FrozenIce3 years ago
hahaha i love this :) so usefull, so compact, so POCKET SIZED :D just what i need :) might make a couple of them if i have the time.. or maybe more then just a couple...
FubarFrank3 years ago
Another win Brian! I have some store bought containers about that same size but the lids don't stay on well. Another con is that they are heavier than your cap container. I have a feeling your Ibles are going to get me in trouble with my wife. :)