Modifications: Trimmed off excess plastic above the threads. Made a insulated cozy from left over polypropylene fabric. The cap is marked for measuring in 1/2 cup and 1 cup increments.
Cost: About $2
Uses: Mixing bowl, coffee mug, measuring cup, cereal bowl, water container, re-hydration chamber for ramen, beans, rice, pasta.
Mt. Dew Bottle.
Modifications: Removed labels. Snagged different colored caps off different soda types for color coding contents.
Cost: $.60-$.99 each
Uses: Red = fuel, Yellow = olive oil, White = Italian dressing, Blue = beverages. Also used to store duct tape, 8 wraps = 1oz.
8 wraps = 1oz.
Cost: $7 per roll.
Uses: Repairs anything, use as medical tape, fix leaks in nylon stuff, prevents blisters.
Cost: $1 per box
Uses: Clothing pins, pot holders, improvised headlight when used with LED, fasten garbage bags to tarp to make a door.
Cost: $6.00 per box
Uses: Open completely for ground cover. Cut holes for poncho or vapor barrier vest, cut slits for backpack cover.
I found this little gem at Wal-Mart. It's a 1.25 quart mug that was located right beside where you find the grease pots. It only cost $2.78. It weighs 3.4 ounces and has a handle already built on. I added an aluminum foil lid and made a Turbo V8 stove for it. The stove, lid, and pot weigh a total of 4.3 ounces!