This is an instructables about a very small, discreet, watertight survival tool that can be made for a couple cents. I have used them and they are almost flawless! Hopefully they will help in all of your camping endeavours.  

Step 1: Supplies

1. Plastic disposable straw
2. filler of your choice (cotton wad, triple antibiotics, food seasonings, etc.)
3. Long thin object (screwdrivers, pencil, etc)
4. pliers
5. match or lighter
6. scissors
<p>I will have to try this some time</p>
<p>I was just thinking, it would be good for maple syrup, if you got lost, survival food, great instructable.!</p>
<p>just put the cotton in the same tube as the match, now its all in one. What a great instructable, great idea.</p>
how r u supposed to open it when u need to use the contents?
<p>a knife, you shouldn't ever go with out one! :-)</p>
<p>Or if you seal the straws with the ends perpindicular to each other, you can squeeze one end and pop it open.</p>
<p>anyone interested I found the 3/8 dia. straws at Kmart, in the pots and pans section.</p>
Make some homemade Pixie Styx. Energy boost in a small package.
I put the red pepper flakes you get free with pizzas in it. Also any free condiment i can get i put in straws. Makes them last longer and so easy to throw in day pack or camping or go bag.
What is it used for?
<p>storing small amounts of stuff you might use, antibiotics, spices, wd-40, matches,etc :-)</p>
I used two straws with only one end sealed on each straw. Then I put whatever I want to put inside in and fit one straw over the other so It's reusable.
<p>no after you put the stuff inside seal the other end like the first :-)</p>
<p>Little tip if your gonna put as gelatinous substance in the tube don't seal either end until you put the substance inside, trust me it will be easier with out getting into the science behind why.Great inscrutable though I use this for keeping various spices and fluids on me such as hot sauce for taco bell.</p>
What's it used for?
Why do I love this idea, it's just so simple, convenient,and affective. In fact, I think I'm going to go do that just now. Bye
How about a ballon air dryer
It can be used to hold fire starters, food seasonings or any other camping necessity!
What do u do with it

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