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    Default Who Has Creative Uses for 2-Liter Bottles?

    I remember a post from last year where Crash mentioned using 2L soda bottles for storing some items (food, I think.)

    I was wondering if people could share how they use their empty 2L bottles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smhg View Post
    I remember a post from last year where Crash mentioned using 2L soda bottles for storing some items (food, I think.)

    I was wondering if people could share how they use their empty 2L bottles.

    Thanks!
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    Fish trap, food storage, canteen, noise maker, berry/wild edible collection, water filter, MRE heater bomb, crab pot marker, boiling water, knife sheath, automatic watering for potted plants, making sun tea, funnel, splint, pillow, bed warmer.
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    Ice Pack for your cooler .

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    freeze w/ water in yr lrg freezer and you have water storage and keeps the food frozen in power outage..
    I also make a meat bee trap out of it in the summer.

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    Bird feeder,emergency trophy cup(when you forget a child's birthday you cut a bottle in half,turn the bottom half upside down and make a hole big enough for the neck to fit through.Push the neck through the hole and fasten the cap.Decorate with paint and shiny things,fill with sweets,instant forgiveness.),candle lantern.

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    Make a ROCKET !

    http://www.lnhs.org/hayhurst/rockets/

    This is So COOL,, I gotta try this ! Great Thread,, Rep on its way to OP

    Easy Rocket w/ launch pad.
    http://www.instructables.com/id/Wate...ng-pad-simple/
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    I use them in my garden. Add the little tip thing, and they are used to water my container plants. I also cut off the bottom and use them as little, mini-green houses this time of year.
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    Thank you! Keep ideas coming.

    Crash - what kinds of food do you store, and for how long? I am really interested in using them for storage. Since you also live in a hot, humid climate, are there any concerns? We don't have air conditioning...during the rainy season, I cannot have a dry place to store. Also, what did you mean by boiling water?

    Trabitha - do you have any pics about the green house idea?

    JC - should I be concerned that you gave me a rep for leading you to something that shows you how to make a rocket?! HA!!!

    B2L - How do you make a candle lantern with one? Great idea about the trophy cup! I think I will try that for my kids birthdays (all 4 have birthdays within 30 days of each other.

    I also like the watering can idea and a bunch of others...thanks! I think I am going to look online for some bird feeder ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smhg View Post

    JC - should I be concerned that you gave me a rep for leading you to something that shows you how to make a rocket?! HA!!!
    LOL,,, Not unless someone loses an eye or something

    But seriously,, I gave you the rep cause That looks like a fun project

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    Careful with those rockets Justin, me and Winnie jnr used to make them when he was little. Done right they can go over a hundred feet in the air!

    Oh and cut the bottle at and angle to make a scoop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smhg View Post
    Crash - what kinds of food do you store, and for how long? I am really interested in using them for storage. Since you also live in a hot, humid climate, are there any concerns? We don't have air conditioning...during the rainy season, I cannot have a dry place to store. Also, what did you mean by boiling water?
    I store white rice, brown rice, split peas, lentils, black beans, navy beans, baby lima beans, lima beans, red beans, 15 bean soup mix, pearled barley, powdered skim milk, sugar, salt. I still have not gotten a dehydrator, but when I do, dehydrated items will be added as well.

    I store the 2 litre bottles inside, in a closet. I have been doing it about five years so far - nothing has gone bad.

    If you fill a plastic soda bottle completely full (no air space) and but the cap on it, you can place it directly in a fire. The water will keep the bottle from melting, and it will reach boiling temp. It's not something I would do on a regular basis, but in an emergency - just another tool in the tool box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crashdive123 View Post
    i Store White Rice, Brown Rice, Split Peas, Lentils, Black Beans, Navy Beans, Baby Lima Beans, Lima Beans, Red Beans, 15 Bean Soup Mix, Pearled Barley, Powdered Skim Milk, Sugar, Salt. I Still Have Not Gotten A Dehydrator, But When I Do, Dehydrated Items Will Be Added As Well.

    I Store The 2 Litre Bottles Inside, In A Closet. I Have Been Doing It About Five Years So Far - Nothing Has Gone Bad.

    If You Fill A Plastic Soda Bottle Completely Full (no Air Space) And But The Cap On It, You Can Place It Directly In A Fire. The Water Will Keep The Bottle From Melting, And It Will Reach Boiling Temp. It's Not Something I Would Do On A Regular Basis, But In An Emergency - Just Another Tool In The Tool Box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    We learned something today, didn't we?
    I sure did! Besides enjoying the people on here, I learn from this site every time I search for something I am studying...growing potatoes, making candles in altoid bins, storing food in 2L bottles, turbine energy or generator ideas. My library of info is pretty well rounded b/c of the opinions of folks on here!

    Oh, and I may just have to share JC's rocket idea with my husband so he and my son can do it together :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by smhg View Post
    Oh, and I may just have to share JC's rocket idea with my husband so he and my son can do it together :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by crashdive123 View Post
    MRE Heater bombs are easier, and more fun http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoXDELY1GpA
    well since you posted that,, I guess I can post this,,, This is what happens when you put dry ice in http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yEn2...eature=related ,,,, BUT DONT DO IT !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Case View Post
    well since you posted that,, I guess I can post this,,, This is what happens when you put dry ice in http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yEn2...eature=related ,,,, BUT DONT DO IT !!
    Already done it. One of the most entertaining $5 spent...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RangerXanatos View Post
    Already done it. One of the most entertaining $5 spent...
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