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Sunday, August 11, 2013

ON THE BOTTLE - USES FOR 5-HOUR ENERGY BOTTLES

The little plastic bottles.  5-hour Energy.  Working the night shift three nights a week while raising and training two bird dog puppies, these little bottles are a somewhat frequent purchase at the convenience store.  Being an organizer, I like containers.  These bottles serve as a dual purpose.  First, obviously for what they are intended for, and second, they are perfect for storing a whole list of items.  Not only are they waterproof, but they are also very durable, and leak proof. 


Throw them in for backpacking, your JIC (Just In Case) kits, RV's, ATV's, snowmobiles, motorcycles, boats, raft trips, your car, first-aid kits, camping kits, luggage, purse, or your workplace.


Pack them in sets in zippered or Ziploc bags as kits for cooking oils, spices, first-aid, or hygiene.





LIST OF USES:
  • Spices
  • Denatured alcohol for your alcohol burning stove
  • Petroleum jelly:  excellent as a fire starter when smeared on fire tinder.
  • Alcohol shots or mini drinks
  • Medications
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Witch Hazel 
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Cooking oils
  • Liquid soap
  • Vitamins
  • Toothpicks
  • Matches
  • Bactine
  • Lotion
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand sanitizer:  excellent as a fire starter
  • Keep your tinder dry:  dryer lint, cotton balls, sawdust, wood shavings, jute twine, etc. 
  • Citronella oil
  • Glue
  • Powdered drinks
  • Coffee
  • Creamer
  • Hot Sauce
  • Condiments:  Mustard, mayo, ketchup, relish (great for a few sandwiches)
  • Cotton swabs cut in half
  • A few baby wipes
  • Soy sauce
  • Small hardware:  nails, screws, bolts, nuts, etc


I found that marking these with a Sharpie marker works well but, eventually it wears off with time and use.  Using a label maker works much better for the long haul.  I use the red cap bottles for items that relate to fire such as tinder or matches.  The capacity is just shy of 2 oz.



"The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely, or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature, and God.  Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be."  --Anne Frank

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for this, I was thinking of ways to re-use these little bottles rather than throwing them in a landfill. They are a handy size.

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  2. Glad to help! Let me know if you come up with different ideas!

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