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Re: Film Canisters Substitute?

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    Found this when doing a search on the diabetic text strip containers. Seems like there are people out there looking for a use for them...
    Message 1 of 8 , Dec 26, 2011
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      Found this when doing a search on the diabetic text strip containers. Seems like there are people out there looking for a use for them...

      http://www.tudiabetes.org/forum/topics/any-uses-for-empty-test-strip

      --- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, Jay Bingham <binghamjc@...> wrote:
      >
      > I agree with Ester (BGTx), diabetic test strip containers are great. They
      > are much more watertight than film canisters. Personally I am not at all
      > sorry to see film canisters "going the way of the buffalo" because it will
      > help prevent them from being used for cache containers.
      >
      >
      >
      > Some other suggestions; I have seen a small vial about the size of a film
      > canister with a screw-on lid, the bottom was conical with a lip around it to
      > allow the vial to stand erect. I think that they were some sort of specimen
      > vial that were used in the medical field, other than that I have no idea if
      > they are still available or where you would get them. My wife procured the
      > ones that I saw years ago for a Cub Scout project. We had a large (30 or 40)
      > supply of them in our attic for many years, unfortunately they got thrown
      > away or given away not long before we started geocaching (yes, isn't that
      > how things go, you don't need it until you just got rid of it).
      >
      >
      >
      > I also agree with Keith (Indigo Parrish) asking parents to supply this not
      > optimal. I have long railed against the practice in Texas of having parents
      > provide "school supplies" at the start of each year. A lot of time is wasted
      > on that and it could be done much more economically, I think, by the school
      > district.
      >
      >
      >
      > My other thought on this is that teaching Boy Scouts about geocaching you
      > should be teaching them how to do it correctly. In my opinion teaching them
      > to use sub-standard containers (see the section on Film Canisters at
      > http://support.groundspeak.com/index.php?pg=kb.page
      > <http://support.groundspeak.com/index.php?pg=kb.page&id=75> &id=75) is not a
      > good move. Having taught that merit badge course myself a couple of years
      > ago I can understand your desire to give them a little shove in the
      > direction of actually completing the merit badge but I think the geocaching
      > community will be better served by teaching them correct principles.
      >
      >
      >
      > That's my 2 cents worth.
      >
      >
      > +-+ Jay - Bing-GTX
      > |+| Georgetown, TX USA
      > +-+ "What you see depends mainly on what you are looking for."
      >
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