Soda Bottle Kits

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  1. HannahT

    HannahT Firebug Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    I made these 2 kits for a friend of mine who likes being outdoors. The Hobo reel is stuffed full of rubber lures, hooks, and sinkers. The other kit (tinder kit) is half full of cedar bark and half fatwood. I'll be giving her a firesteel too. I crammed them as full of different stuff as I could fit! What kinds of kits do you all like to put together, whether out of these tubes, or Altoids tins? Maybe even an old shoe full of carving tools?:D
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  2. NevadaBlue

    NevadaBlue Graybeard Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    Neat! I need to get some of those bottles.
     
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    @HannahT Nice! I went to a hardware store and got some generic PVC pipe, some threaded end-caps, and stuffed it full of basic fishing things. I wound one half of the outside with lots of mono filament line (because it weighs nothing) and the other half with braided bank line.

    The whole thing can be a basic Hobo Reel. I cannot cast worth a darn with it (compared to a fishing rod), but I could get the hook/weight out about 20 feet. I didn't even hook myself, or anyone around me (always a plus!).
     
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    I just tested some of the various handlines I have the other day and most of the time I cast about 8 feet to the side! Yep, definitely a learning curve... So far my strategy is to use lots of sinkers and a bobber :D
     
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    Using a Maxpedition Fatty pouch I’ve made a kit with most of the basics that I can carry in my car or transfer into a pack or wear on its own on my belt.

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    Looks pretty complete! I've been meaning to check out those Maxpedition pouches. I like organization of the FR-1 and one like you have would be ideal for BushClass.
     
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    I got this...

    Still have the same address?
     
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    hello,
    well done @HannahT :35: round of applause.
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    I have used them for carrying spices and sugar. I may try one for storing water purifying tablets, too...:33:
     
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    Good use for pre-forms. I really like the fishing kit.
    And I just had an idea...
     
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    LOL, yes... no need for that. ;) You know I have a million projects. :dblthumb:
     
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    Those turned out great. I have several of those bottles just lying around. I may have to "borrow" your ideas.
     
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    Great idea, especially for fishing reel! They're waterproof and will most likely float, depending on the materials inside. Thanks for sharing. Where did you pick these up?
     
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    Where is the best place to buy some?
     
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    I bought my pre-forms off Ebay and they're from the same vendor who advertises her, 5COL or something like that.
     
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    I got these from 5col.com. The bank line and ranger bands also came from there.
     
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    I have a small flashlight and a spare battery in one. It makes a lantern of sorts if you turn it on and put it back inside, it also has the oblivious advantage of being waterproof. I would not advise doing this with a poorly regulated led that gets hot.
     
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    Turns out they are most often sold as "baby soda bottles."
     

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