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Date:         Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:10:40 -0500
Reply-To:     mcneely4@COX.NET
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From:         Dave Mcneely <mcneely4@COX.NET>
Subject:      Re: For my travel kit -- hinge oil? [NVC]
Comments: To: Rocket J Squirrel <camping.elliott@GMAIL.COM>
In-Reply-To:  <SE0i1o02208X5Fr01E0l1z>
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I carry mine inside TWO zip lock plastic bags, freezer weight. If I recall (I'm not getting up to check) 4-in-one brand has a screw cap, but it the threaded part on the spout is pretty short and the cap is tiny. And of course, you might want to carry less oil than that. You can purchase small plastic squirt bottles, holding on the order of a half ounce. I seem to recall that REI sells them. They also come in first aid kits. Some eye drop containers are on that order of size. Does it matter if the vial previously held eye drops? mcneely

---- Rocket J Squirrel <camping.elliott@GMAIL.COM> wrote: > Mrs Elliott and I are presently in Colorado, staying in motels (NVC), > following conference she attended. I am an early-morning riser, she not > so much. So early in the morning I want to be as quiet as a mouse as I > range about the motel room, reading list posts, making crummy motel room > coffee, and using the lavatory. > > I've noticed that almost all motel and hotel room lavatory doors need > oiling -- they squeal and squeek as they are opened and closed. > > So I'd like to add a little machine oil to my travel kit. Something in > an itty-bitty drip dispenser that has a good cap so it won't leak in my > luggage, even when taken to 30,000 feet in an airplane. > > But I have not found such a thing. Have checked with my local hardware > stores and a sewing machine store, and the containers are all too large, > and the caps insecure. > > -- > Jack "Rocket j Squirrel" Elliott > 1984 Westfalia, auto trans, > Bend, Ore.

-- David McNeely

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