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JAK
2007-07-22, 13:37
The chai isn't that bad either.

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The tin is steel,
Measures 2-7/8" diameter by 4.5" tall excluding lid.
Lid is hollow, 7/8" tall, with 1/2" project out from tin.

What could it be used for?
Any way to make use of the hollow lid?

Here are some ideas for the tin itself:
#1. Fire making kit - flint, steel, char maker, char carrier, related stuff.
#2. Hobbo Stove - but with holes it could not be used for #1 above.
#3. #1 above plus a packable #2 made of ceramic wool and muffer tape.
#4. Candle lantern carrier, perhaps in addition to all of the above.

Here are some idea for the lid:
#1. Heat resistant base for Hobbo Stove.
#2. Pressurized alcohol stove, by adding a refilling screw.
#3. Burner for three wick candle stove or oil lamp stove.
#4. Perhaps all of the above.

Anyhow, I'm going to make some more tea. It's half empty.

dropkick
2007-07-25, 00:41
Don't give up hope. I'm still thinking. There has got to be something good to make from it.

JAK
2007-07-25, 20:00
Thinking maybe I could carry tea in it. ;)

sailingsoul
2007-07-25, 21:19
What does your Daughter think it might be used for? Does she have a Fire Starter/ First Aid Kit ? Maybe something for her. SS:captain:

JAK
2007-07-26, 07:54
Hey. That's a really good question.
I'll ask her. Then we'll build something.
Then we'll go for another hike. :tee:

Iceman
2007-07-26, 09:54
You da' man! JAK, the world needs more dads like you!

JAK
2007-07-26, 10:24
Thanks Iceman! You da' man. :viking:
Having woods around sure makes it a lot easier eh.
Our wee cheerleaders are growing up fast though. :bike: