Re: Storing Food stuff in film canisters
Charles Schmidt (schmidt@UNIX1.IS.TCU.EDU)
Mon, 27 Jun 1994 14:20:05 CDT
I don't have it here at the moment, but there was an article in
Backpacking Magazine (as I recall), wherein Eastman Kodak specifically
warned against using film canisters for the reasons sited by others
(chromium and silver and the like remaining in the canister). While at
least part of their purpose was to avoid liability, there is doubtless a
good deal of truth in the warning. Some common sense will help (as it
so often does). If a substance to be injested is in intimate contact
with the walls of the canister (such as salt or other seasonings), the
danger is higher than some other items (eg the first aid kit things)
which might be stored. The commercial product of a shaker top for film
canisters seems a poor idea in this respect.
If you would like the reference, I will track it down.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City