This a handy use for a 35mm film canister if you are need of a cover for your hydration pack's bite valve.
Do you throw your backpack down during a midday break, just to have it covered with dirt, cow feces or an army of ants? Well fear no more friend. A FREE solution has just come your way. Your days of sucking floor spice are over.
Step 1: Gather the Goods
I don't think anybody would have a problem finding these for free. Some other spots you might check are places like Walgreens or your hording neighbor.
- Your hands(2)
- 35mm film canister(1)
Step 2: Drill Your Can!.......ister.
Pick a drill bit that will provide a snug fit with the circumference of your hydration pack hose. Drill slowly to prevent ripping of the plastic.
Step 3: Feed It
Just feed the hose through the freshly drilled hole and snap the bite valve back into the hose.
Step 4: Making Sure Everything Fits
You should be able to pop the lid of the canister on and everything will stay together nicely. You now have a lightweight and free bite valve cover you can brag to your friends about.
Additional thoughts: If you are worried about losing the cap, you could always tie the cap & lid together with dental floss or paracord. Just drill a small hole in the lid and the body, run some cordage through both. DONE!