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For years have been looking about for a source of small tins which could be used as firelighting tinderboxes. Was wandering about the local IGA Discount Dave's Christmas section stumbled across these small tins.

Meant for storing Xmas cards etc but will do well for tinderboxes, charring tins or storing spare punkwood etc.

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I kind of by plane tins the same dimensions as Altods tin"s..
 

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Most likely these are Altoids tins just painted up with Xmas logo's. Handy to have a couple about the place.
 

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this is excellent advice mate, and I've bought those in the past. I have a weakness for tins and love. love, love tins.

Many stores sell various-sized tins these days with Christmas themes on them as gift boxes, all useful for us, and don't forget about the Danish cookie tins. This is the time of year to be stocking up on tins.
 

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Altods tins seem to be the most common tin used with flint and steel. I use them because they are uniform ,and I am making kits to sell. Of course you can use any tin..FB_IMG_1653033200621.jpgFB_IMG_1668808575491.jpgFB_IMG_1668633434515.jpg
 
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I refused to buy Altoids tin because of their cost, the generic tins off ebay are as good (IMHO) Americans use the Altoids because they can get them at a reasonable price.
 

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I refused to buy Altoids tin because of their cost, the generic tins off ebay are as good (IMHO) Americans use the Altoids because they can get them at a reasonable price.
The legendary Altods tin is like the industry standard for bushcraft and flint and steel aficionados!

That is why I use them ,as I am kinda making a product to sell. The buyer recognised what it is and there's an element of uniformity with a handcrafted product.

But most of time I am using the generic cheaper no brand "Altoids" tins off ebay. Sometimes you can get real Altoids mints marked down on specialty confectionery stores. The Cinnamon flavour is not very popular and often marked down. But Altods mints are expensive and hard to find an Australia. In the USA they are as very cheap and kind of makes more sense.

If I was not making kits to sell I would use vintage tins from the local flea markets.
 

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The legendary Altods tin is like the industry standard for bushcraft and flint and steel aficionados!

That is why I use them ,as I am kinda making a product to sell. The buyer recognised what it is and there's an element of uniformity with a handcrafted product.

I absolutely agree mate and understand your thought process and reasoning behind why you use them. The altoid tins are also very well made.

Americans rave over them and basically won't use anything else.
 
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