Altoids tin repair kit use.

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  1. Unistat76

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    So, I keep a little kit of repair items in an Altoids tin.

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    Just things like thread & buttons, super glue, safety pins, duct tape, etc. I use it from time to time, often for other folks who's gear took a dive.

    Yesterday I was hiking a little trail with my family in the Smokies (we are on vacation) and we move over for a couple to pass us. The lady had a blow out with her sneaker sole. I offered up some duct tape from my kit to get her down the mountain. No big deal.

    Turns out she works for the ad agency that reps Altoids. She took a picture of my kit, lol. Nothing earth shattering, but it was a little different for me.

    Btw, they are totally aware of all the millions of kits and projects that get made with the tins.
     
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    Well, now, how cool is that? Glad you could help the lady out.

    JohnP
     
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    Cool.
    Thanks for offering to help.
    We need more good people on the trail.
     
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    Ya done good young fellar. joe
     
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    hello,
    AWESOME @Unistat76 each item having more than one use, oh yeah it goes in the EDC kit bag & not Room 101 :D
    Regards
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    nice kit, it's amazing how many things you can use an altoid can for, lol i could have a whole pack for them.
     
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    Nice repair kit. Everything you might need.
     
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    How long before Altoids sells just the tin for half price? :)
     
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    Great story, it's a small world after all... good job helping the Altoids ad lady out.
     
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    This is probably one of only two or three legit uses for an "altoids kit" I know of. Small, common repair items. Other uses include storing your firekit/making charcloth, and a small FAK. I know there are a few others, but these are the top three practical ones I can think of.

    I like your kit, and the story! I wish Altoids had a webpage or campaign similar to what Leatherman does where you can submit your "tool tales" of how the product saved your butt or when you did something unique with it.
     
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    Great story/post! Thanks for sharing. :dblthumb:
     
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    I have a small fishing kit in one and a Boo-Boo kit in another besides using one for char cloth. Several years ago I saw on another forum where people showed what they put in an Altoids tin, some really clever ideas.
     
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    They’re the perfect size for carrying little mints in your pocket for unexpected awkward social occasions too.
     
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