Make A Storage Capsule Out Of Two Plastic Soft Drink Bottles

Backpackers often buy small, lightweight containers to avoid lugging around full-size bottles of soap, condiments, sun screen and many other substances. Save some money by making airtight, waterproof and lightweight containers from the tops of two soft drink bottles. You'll probably find a use for these even if you aren't a backpacker.

Backpacking blogger JJ Mathes details the construction of these containers at the link below. All you need to do is cut two soft drink bottles just past the point where the screw-cap threads end and glue them together. If you want a two-compartment capsule, measure and cut-out a circular piece of plastic from the bottle's sidewall.

I especially like the idea of using the two-compartment capsule for salt and pepper or two different daily medications. These would also be great to bring cooking oil, garlic cloves and other cooking odds and ends when camping; perhaps even a couple of shots of your cordial of choice for a mountaintop toast.

DIY Capsules [Jermm's Outside]


    how easy are these to swallow?

      I think you should stick to the traditional solution. I don't like the thought of them coming out the other end.

        he may have been referring to his children?

    these will be ideal for the next season of summer music festivals i go to....

    "I don't know if super glue is a safe adhesive to use with food and would advise researching it own your own before using with any food related item. "
    The main component of super glue does seem food safe:
    However certain brands may contain non-edible additives, so be extra careful if you want to use them for food or meds

      lol@summer festivals. AGREED

        A mate of mine cut his head open while we were hiking on Kangaroo island a couple of years ago. Luckily enough the local surgeon from the hospital was also there and he recommended superglue for closing the wound while it healed. He said they used an identical product during surgery for a the same task. YMMV.

    Let's hope for their sake that the compact tops Coke has just got onto don't spread. I might look into making a couple of these, what I do now is refill motel mini soap bottles with my own shampoo and soap for when I need to spend time in motels.

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