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film cannisters

Doug wrote:
>>You can use a Kodak film canister to carry the
>>tablets. They are air tight, no light will enter
>>and they are light.

>Maybe somebody else knows more, but I heard somewhere that film canisters
>have leftover nitrate residues- might this affect the iodine?  I know it
>could be dangerous to eat out of, and I don't know what type of cleaning is
>needed to get the bad stuff out.  Anybody?
 Matt  Holmes

Agreed. I save articles related to backpacking and have one that urges that
film cannisters should not be used for anything that is to be ingested,
precisely for the reason stated by Matt.