Re: Film Canisters Substitute?
- 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...
--- 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
> 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&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
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