Pipe tobacco cans are very versatile. They have a great size and a close-fitting lid that screws on and off. Much too good to just throw away when empty! Look at this fine example:
Need ideas what to do with a tobacco can, besides storing matches, or a small sewing kit in it? Here is an idea: Make a survival candle. All it takes is some paraffin (the kind you can pick up at just about any general store) and a bit of leftover wick or thick cotton thread, or even an piece of pipe cleaner, and hey presto!, you have a candle that doubles as a stove if need be.
Plus, it’s fun to make. Try it out!