So I have been quite poor for a while now and been wanting to make a few changes to my BOB. Just one problem no money :S
So Ive been looking around the house and trying to figure out what things I could repurpose for my BOB. Running a little low on ideas so I was wondering what do you guys reuse for your BOB? I know there will be plenty of "Well #$@! why didnt I think of that!" ideas from you guys. I need to buy a new SD card for the camera, but pictures will be up soon of the items I reuse for my BOB.
Obviously there are the Heineken can cooking setups along with hobo stoves/pop-can burners. One night I noticed that the Easy Mac singles microwave ready meals came with a little plastic tub with a thin foam like covering [cause its !@#!$@!@! hot when it comes out.... new microwave it was way more powerfull then my last and i put it in to long :S] if you shove it right down on the top of your LARGE Heineken cooking set up. TADA you have a little bowl to eat out of now. Also helps keep some of the contents inside from getting loose or keep small bugs out of your cooking pot.
Second thing I have been saving have been the little plastic mesh bags that come with the giant elephant garlic I buy, small tomatoes and even some nuts. They are awesome for keeping a few small items together and they hardly weigh anything. I look for other fruits and vegi's that come with bigger mesh bags so I can use them to stuff some larger items in them. Might be great for when you are out collecting berries or greens on the trail. You can just twist the bags so they stay folded up and out of the way in your pocket. I have also used them for washing my bore snakes. Helps keep the tail of it wrapped around things in the washer [learned the hard way]
Venom Energy drink bottles! I drink this evil stuff all the time. Really because I am collecting all the bottles. These things ROCK! they are the thickest aluminum bottles I have ever seen in the cold drinks case! I have even made a soup can size hobo stove along with a smaller Red Bull burner and used them to boil water in this bottle. It beats paying $15 in some cases for the aluminum water bottles you see everywhere, Sure they hold less, but if you just need a quick swig of something every once in a while they are great.
Newest item I have used has been the little 3oz bottles I collect from a friend that is addicted to 5 Hour Energy. I use them for holding the alcohol I use in my burners
I have even put some sunscreen in them and carried them in my pocket, a lot smaller then the big ass bottles
Shampoo/liquid soap, just about anything you would see in a little travel size bottle but a lot thicker and a little more durable I think.
OH, Almost forgot, the THICK THICK resealable bags that beef jerky, or even trail mix comes in from some of the big box stores. I have been saving them to be able to dump trash/dirty socks and other smelly things into! To me, using them is the same reason why someone will pick a .5mil+ garbage bag for it being more heavy duty then a thin wimpy .2mil bag. Dont have to worry about those thin sandwich bags tearing anymore, just another step up above a freezer bag. Obviously the freezer bag has one main advantage over them....You can see through them
Just a few ideas that have been running around my head for a while and Thought I would post about it to see what else you guys can come up with
Oh yeah, let us not forget about the Altoids tin