An interesting container...

Posted by: EricKingston

An interesting container... - 02/03/08 11:20 AM

I bought a box of iced Caribou Coffee in these aluminum containers at my local Sams Club. The neat thing about these containers is that they have metal threading (which I have determined to be fairly difficult to find), and they are rather lightweight compared to other aluminum containers similar in design. You could probably use these in the wintertime for re-melting water in case it freezes on you. I just figured I'd put it out there... It holds 12oz and weighs 0.8oz (24g)


Here's a picture (actual size):
Posted by: TurkeyBacon

Re: An interesting container... - 02/04/08 04:22 AM

How do you mean melting water? Do you mean you could fill it with water and put your bottle over a stove or do you mean fill the bottle with alcohal and just light the cap and then snuff it out when done?
Posted by: EricKingston

Re: An interesting container... - 02/04/08 06:13 AM

Whatever works I guess. I thought of using the bottle for a water container. It would double as a pot in a way. You surely could use it as a stove though, albeit, a very wimpy one. I never thought of that.

Posted by: frenchie

Re: An interesting container... - 02/04/08 10:53 AM

I see a nice stove project here....This idea is always lurking at the back of my mind.
Posted by: Earthling

Re: An interesting container... - 02/05/08 01:36 PM

Good find and mention Eric!

Does anyone recall those coffee cups that were 'self heating' sold in the grocery store last year? They were in the coffee aisle near the other latte things. I thought that it would make a neat stove, but don't drink coffee and could'nt bring myself to chuck $4 at one to figure it out <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" /> The bottom could be opened up and either Esbit or a wee alky stove put inside out of the wind, thus heating food or liquid inside the aluminum can upper <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/ooo.gif" alt="" />

Ok, now that I mentioned this I feel guilty enough to go look for one <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" />

On a side note, I was looking in the trash can outside a quicky mart for some of those 'energy drink cans'/bottles afew weeks ago. Well, the owner sees this and comes out and says to me, "Please, come in my store and select whatever you like for free" <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" /> i had to explain that I was'nt 'in need ' <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" /> just looking for some cans for camping projects. He gave me this > <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" /> look, and I gave him this> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> look back. Nice to know there's still folks with big hearts out there!

Like Glenn Roberts from Ohio who donated a bunch of good items for multiple doodad boxes <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />