When camping or backpacking, nobody wants to carry a lot of food beyond the necessary. So, why bring a huge bottle of salt or pepper? Still, just using plastic bags isn't really convenient either. This instructable teaches how to use a tube (such as one mini m&m's come in) to carry straws cut and sealed to hold various spices! You only need a few supplies: - a tube (or Altoid container, or some other container they'll fit into well) - straws (choose various sizes if you want, and make sure to choose sturdy straws) - tape - colored tape for labeling Then, follow the instructions in the instructable! She tells you how to create lids for the tubes out of the straws as well, but if you're packaging a specific amount of spice for a specific recipe, you can use a lighter to seal the end. To fill the tubes, I use a small mouth funnel (I got it at a craft store). Good luck and happy cooking!