Clip on Altoids Can

All you will need for this is a screwdriver, a pointed screw, a hammer, a tape measure, and an altoids can.

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Step 1: Remove Clip

Unscrew clip from back of tape measure

Step 2: Make Screw Hole

You can use a drill if you have one I don't so I used a pointed screw and tapped it with a hammer on the back of the tin can until it made a hole

Step 3: Attach Clip

Using the screw that came with the clip and using the screw driver screw the small screw thru the tiny hole you just made and slip on the clip before tightening all the way

Step 4: You're Done!!

Paint if you like and to keep the screw in place better put a nut on the inside, I don't have one so mine is a little loose and if you wanna get really nice sauder around it on the inside and grind the rest down for more room to pack in your survival can

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    Johnnyhammer

    4 years ago

    Well you kinda take it off when you open it which it's kinds hard to open since I bent the front top in some and painted it so the extra mils make a tight squeeze all in all it's just an option instead of lugging a heavy tin can in your cargo pants hitting your knee caps when you run

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    ThePaulHammerJohnnyhammer

    Reply 4 years ago

    That makes more sense. Have you thought about affixing it to your arm with that set up? I realize now that it's meant to be taken off, but i think you could do that and not have to. Either way, great idea!

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    ThePaulHammer

    4 years ago

    The biggest issue i foresee with this is the fact that when you open it, everything will fall out, since it's vertical. Your gear is a little useless if you drop it in a river. Perhaps if you attached it with a hinge or flap so that you could flip it level before opening it, it'd work out. However, a diy MOLLE belt would work better than that, as your gear wouldn't fall out. Great idea, but i don't think this can be executed well with Altoid tins.

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    ThePaulHammerThePaulHammer

    Reply 4 years ago

    Right after posting this, i had a great idea- use diabetic blood sugar monitor carriers. They have dosage compartments and belt loops, and are zippered. Just a thought.