posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 09:08 AM
The straw trick
This one I just learned to do myself and I must admit it’s turned out to be pretty damn handy!
The idea is to use clear plastic drinking straws to store things like salt, pepper, chili and other powdered spices to keep them safe and dry during
your woodland or fishing adventures. Where I’ve come to find this trick useful is in the storage of my tiny white blood pressure control pills. The
straws turn out to be just the right size to safely pack a couple weeks worth of those pills.
So what you do is take a clear plastic straw and heat one end just enough that it starts to melt. Then quickly crimp it closed with a pair of
In the original magazine where I first learned about this they said to use your fingers… don’t do that… burning plastic stuck to your thumb
really hurts… Trust me…use the pliers…
Anyway, once you’ve sealed off one end you carefully fill your straw up with whatever you like… then repeat the sealing process on the open end
creating a nice water tight seal! When you want to use the contents simply snip off an end pour out however much you want to use then reseal to keep
the rest safe for another day!
And there you have the straw trick…
A word of note… I don’t believe you have to have clear straws for this trick to work… but if you use a clear straw you can see what’s inside
without having to guess…