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Containers & Tins

Mess tins, survival containers, pill boxes, snuff boxes, tobacco tins and more - we've got all your outdoor, camping, hunting and trekking container needs covered.

About Containers & Tins

Having a good time in the outdoors necessitates bringing materials out with you: matches, tinder, fuel, batteries, medical kits, emergency supplies, etc. Having something to store and organize them in is essential. We’ve got made in the USA historical friction fit snuff boxes, Hudson’s Bay tins and match cases, as well as Swedish made friction fit mess tins for storing kit as well as cooking and boiling water in an emergency.

Types of Containers & Tins

Voyageur Tins Antique voyageur style tobacco boxes, pill boxes, snuff boxes and fire kits.
Mess Tins Mess tins make great survival kit holders, general storage, ammo tins, and can be used to boil water in a pinch.
Match Cases Match cases keep your matches and other valuables (batteries, medication, tinder) dry and secure.

Our Containers & Tins

We stock only the best in Containers & Tins so you can rest assured knowing you're COEC Equipped.
Exotac Matchcap XL Waterproof Match Case
Exotac Matchcap XL Waterproof Match CaseThe Exotac Matchcap XL is a waterproof gasketed matchcase that can store 40 kitchen matches, or 25 stormproof matches. It comes with two strikers, a large grip area, and extra capacity for tinder or water purifications tablets. Precision milled in the USA.
Trangia Aluminum Mess Tins (Red Handle)
Trangia Aluminum Mess Tins (Red Handle)Updated with red high visibility handles, Trangia's aluminum mess tins are great multi-purpose containers for gear, survival kits, valuables, breakables, etc.. and can even be used to cook and boil water in a pinch!
Trangia Aluminum Mess Tins
Trangia Aluminum Mess TinsTrangia's aluminum mess tins are great multi-purpose containers for valuables, breakables, gear, food, survival kits, and can even be used to boil water in a pinch!
Voyageur Style Cap or Pill Box
Voyageur Style Cap or Pill BoxUnadorned Voyageur style cap or pill boxes are great for storing small valuables - ear plugs, tinder, tobacco, etc.. Made from heavy gauge brass, or silver in the USA.
Voyageur Style Cap or Pill Box with Fleur De Lis
Voyageur Style Cap or Pill Box with Fleur De LisUse our Voyageur style cap or pill boxes for ear plugs, tinder, caps and other small valuables. Made of heavy gauge material in the USA.
1700's Tinder Box
1700's Tinder BoxThe 1700's style tinder box was carried by trappers, traders, voyageurs, coureurs de bois and was used for storing tinder and other valuables.
Trekker Brass Candle Lantern
Trekker Brass Candle LanternThe Trekker brass candle lantern is a handy, compact candle lantern with foldable handles that helps focus and increase the brightness of candles when using them as a light source. Made in the USA, the Trekker brass lantern is equally at home at a campsite, in a winter tent, at home or at the cottage.
Snuff Box
Snuff BoxThis antique snuff box was mainly designed to carry snuff, but can be used for tinder, tobacco, batteries, flints etc... Available in brass, copper, and German silver.
Exotac Matchcap Refill Kits
Exotac Matchcap Refill KitsRefill kits providing extra striking surfaces and o-rings for Exotac Matchcap and Matcap XL kits.
1790's Tinder Box
1790's Tinder BoxThis 1790's tinder box was used to carry tobacco, fire starting kit, patches, or many other uses. Hand-soldered with non-lead bearing solder. Made in the USA.
1700's English Fire Kit - Brass
1700's English Fire Kit - BrassOur Brass 1700's English Fire Kit features kit once carried by trappers, traders, soldiers and frontiersmen. Includes a steel striker, flint, jute rope and charcloth - all housed in a brass friction fit tin. Made in the USA.
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