When the U.S. Military contacted us for a way to organize and store oral and injectable medications in the field, we provided these tube vaults. Once we had them in our hands we discovered their uses were endless.
These storage tubes are food and pharmaceutical grade crush resistant (not much in life is "crush proof") polyethylene terephthalate (PET). They come with air tight, liquid tight tamper evident caps. They are also dishwasher safe and made in the usa.
(Container volume: 50ml or aprox. 2oz)
How our staff members are using them: some have already liberated for the following purposes: geocaching, sewing kits, detergent for those trips to the laundromat, flavored drink concentrates, thermometers, cotton swabs, mini survival capsule, the ultimate match safe, spare CR123 batteries, emergency money, tea, spices and sugar. Carry a double dose of cold medicine into the field leaving the big bottle at home. The possible uses are endless.
How is Uncle Sam using tube vaults? Military pharmacists insert glass medication bottles inside the vaults, they screw on the tamper evident seals and then issue them to the medics in the field. The pharmacists can even scan bar codes through the vault. Once the medication is in the field, the vaults protect the glass medication vials from dirt, dust and crushing. When the medic returns from the field, doing inventory of his pharmaceuticals is easy. If the tamper resistant seal is in place the medication wasn't used. If the seal is broken, it's been used and needs to be replaced. They can even rinse the dust off the outside without getting the inside contents moist. How will you use yours?
Tube Vault comes with 1 white tamper proof cap.
Also available International Orange tamper proof cap pack (10 Caps)
Clear Tube white cap
Real handy for many of things. Coins, matches camping, batteries... what ever you want to seal in a hard plastic tube....
Have been using these for years to store coffee, liquor, and other essentials in Bug-out bags and camping gear. Never had a problem. I love that the lids are tamper-evident so you can easily see if they've been opened or not (i.e. when storing vodka shots in the freezer I could tell if my teenagers or their friends have been tippling and refilling with water - just be sure to tell them about it first!).
Also recommend the orange cap set which is very cheap ($.15 ea) and lets you both reuse the tubes and mark which ones contain what (i.e. maple syrup vs. bourbon - not a good thing to mix up at night around the campfire).
I have been using these for years and I just can't get enough. I have even run over these with my Land Rover and they survived. I bought extra caps too so I can ensure a perfect seal.