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Old 13-06-2012, 13:33   #16
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Glass all over with the boat heeled would not be fun. We always carried a small shop vacuum for things like this etc.
One of my mom's favorite tricks for broken glass is dryer lint.

Save dryer lint, especially after drying fluffy cotton towels or bathroom rugs, or flannel sheets.

Once you have swept up the mess use a piece of the dryer lint to wipe down everything that might have glass shards or dust on it. Picks it all up!

I keep a little zipbag of it aboard.
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Old 13-06-2012, 21:25   #17
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Re: Glass jars - please advise...

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One of my mom's favorite tricks for broken glass is dryer lint.

Save dryer lint, especially after drying fluffy cotton towels or bathroom rugs, or flannel sheets.

Once you have swept up the mess use a piee of the dryer lint to wipe down everything that might have glass shards or dust on it. Picks it all up!

I keep a little zipbag of it aboard.
Recycling at its finest, Sara! But dang, I keep looking under the lifelines (our dryer) and cant find any lint that hasn't got birdcrap on it. Do you think that belly-button lint world work?

Seriously, good idea and thanks for passing it on to those who actually have a dryer on board (or at home)

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Old 14-06-2012, 15:17   #18
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Re: Glass jars - please advise...

Oh, I think belly button lint is the FINEST kind. Do you generate suffcient ammounts to make a nice little handfull? >; -}>

On the other hand laundrymats have an endless supply and I have never traveled anywhere that I couldn't find one!
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Re: Glass jars - please advise...

I do a bit of home canning and have been thinking on the problem of storage as well. I figure building a lattice work of either plastic tube or thin veneer in which the bottles will be loaded one on top of the other. Then a lid gets screwed down to the outer frame. This way the bottles are separated and have next to no room to move. When needed undo the lid, and pull one out. Perhaps plastic disks could be cut to fit between the bottles.

sorta like this but vertical orientation>

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Glad I found this post...I came to ask the very same question, and y'all have given some great answers! My garden is a bumper crop this summer, and I plan to include some of my home canning as I provision my boats. Spicy Hot Pickled Green Beans are a must for Bloody Mary's. Fig preserves and hot biscuits are a great morning treat. The best is quarts of vegetable soup on a nasty weather day.
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