Travel Hack Moisturizer Pots

Got some empty body butter pots kicking around? You can use them to store all your loose bits and bobs, and they're also perfect for concealing things inconspicuously; nobody thinks to question you carrying around a tub of moisturizer.

Great for carrying your emergency kit on a day out hiking without worrying about the police finding a pen knife on you, probably not great for trying to smuggle sharps etc through customs though.

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Step 1: What to Put in Them?

The pots I used are Body Butter tubs from The Body Shop (though other brands are available :D) and depending on what you use them for you can decide to keep the labels on or not.

For example with my 'apocalypse' tub I decided to keep the labels on in case I ever get bag searched; body butter really doesn't look out of place in a girl's back pack which means I can store my swiss knife, water purification tablets, fire starter, wire saw and other knickknacks. But with my other tubs, which are used for storing non suspect items, I took the labels off.

These pots are awesome for stashing loose items in my army kit and I've used mine to keep together my sewing kit and another for an assortment of hairbands and elastics. Although another great use would be for keeping dry tinder and a fire starter for any damp camping trips.

They're neat and tidy and won't leave you flustered when you end up digging through your case for this or that, instead you can permanent marker pen your tubs to keep them organised in your suitcase.

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    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    No they aren't. It's legal to carry a knife blade under 3" long in the UK, and folding knives like Swiss Army ones are specified as exempt from the law. Why don't you check your facts before you slag us off?


    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    I just checked; the rule is that the knife needs to fold AND be under 3". A 3.3" folding knife is illegal for simple EDC, as is a fixed blade of any length.

    Maybe that doesn't sound restrictive to you, but I've worn a 4" fixed blade into a Starbucks before and nobody cared. I also keep a multitool in my purse with a blade longer than 3". Both totally legal where I live, but in the UK that would come with a criminal record and a sentence of 6 months to 4 years.

    It seems like the default assumption in the UK is that a knife is a weapon. The abrupt jump between "carrying a knife" and "stabbing someone to death" in the second link was particularly jarring to me. Around here when we talk about people getting hurt with knives, it's USUALLY along the lines of "don't cut towards yourself and always check your blood circle". Not to say that nobody ever gets stabbed, but the vast majority of people who own knives are using them as tools...