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    Question Re: what fits in a spy capsule?

    What fits in a spy capsule - a Mercury capsule?


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    Re: what fits in a spy capsule?

    those yellow plastic kinder egg things are waterproof (so long as you don't stand on them) - and are big enough to put things in - cash, codeine, dax - and the other useful things .. like, erm ... well fishing line, and um .. string and ... cheese, yes cheese would go in, and .. nailclippings and dunkies and matches (if you made them a bit shorter and dipped them in wax) .. er, map of central london/tube ..
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    Re: what fits in a spy capsule?

    Quote Originally Posted by Noddy View Post
    those yellow plastic kinder egg things are waterproof (so long as you don't stand on them) - and big enough to put things in - cash, codeine, dax - and the other useful things .. like, erm ... well fishing line, and um .. string and ... cheese, yes cheese would go in, and .. nailclippings and
    They're popular with drug smugglers apparently

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    Re: what fits in a spy capsule?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerseyman View Post
    They're popular with drug smugglers apparently
    'Popular' may be stretching things a bit, 'utilised by' perhaps.
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    Re: what fits in a spy capsule?

    OK, seriously, honey isn't a bad choice
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    Re: what fits in a spy capsule?

    Chia seeds, as hunger depressants, enough for maybe three days?

    Sugar in one, Potasium Permangenate ( Condys crystals) in another one, mix both for fire lighting with sparks, but will spontaneously combust after a while...And of course, the pot perm can be used for water purifying, and the sugar for tea, coffee...

    Whiskey...

    Fire lighting liquid of your choice...

    Cordite from old .303 cartridges...

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    Re: what fits in a spy capsule?

    No one else keep their cyanide pellets in there then?


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    Re: what fits in a spy capsule?

    Quote Originally Posted by zackerty View Post
    Chia seeds, as hunger depressants, enough for maybe three days?

    Sugar in one, Potasium Permangenate ( Condys crystals) in another one, mix both for fire lighting with sparks, but will spontaneously combust after a while...And of course, the pot perm can be used for water purifying, and the sugar for tea, coffee...

    Whiskey...

    Fire lighting liquid of your choice...

    Cordite from old .303 cartridges...
    How bizarre, that is almost exactly what I keep in mine! I have the permanganate in one and some glycerin (just the stuff for sore throats) in the other. Both are available from Boots but you get much more permanganate for your money from smaller chemists.

    For God's sake don't put them in the same container... POP... burn, shrapnel, OW.

    The delay before ignition is temperature dependent so if the capsules have been in a warm pocket you may not get long. Burns bright purple. If you pour it down a short length of dried cow-parsley you have a rudimentary (and short-lived) flare.

    As Zackerty mentioned, the KMnO4 (pot. permanganate) can be used to purify water (caution) and also makes a fine (temporary) dye. It can also be used to tan hide.

    Thinking about it, sugar might be more useful than the glycerin! I just didn't think it would ignite spontaneously.
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    Re: what fits in a spy capsule?

    Potass permag, glycerine, iron filings I think these were the ingredients I used to make smoke bombs some 40 +yrs ago when I was a wee nipper.

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    Re: what fits in a spy capsule?

    Meds & Money. Boring really...until you need either

    Good for any paper details you want to carry (or be found on you).
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    Re: what fits in a spy capsule?

    Quote Originally Posted by Basemetal View Post
    Meds & Money. Boring really...until you need either
    Too true, I carried an ali spy capsule on one of my sets of keys, unopened for about, perhaps 18 months or so....

    How glad was I one day for the score note that allowed me to pay for half of the messages at morrisons when I'd forgotten my wallet!
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    Re: what fits in a spy capsule?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ropeman View Post
    ...stretching things a bit...


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    Re: what fits in a spy capsule?

    I've managed to get a tenner into one spy capsule, it's a shame that it won't quite take a tenner and a fiver together. I don't like twenty pound notes and rarely accept them from anyone but perhaps I'll see if the next one I get will fit into a spy capsule. Ideal for all those times I go out without a wallet.

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    Lightbulb Re: what fits in a spy capsule?

    Why not keep stolen blueprints of Western Technology on rolled up microfilm in your Spy Capsule?

    Takes up very little space and is a negotiable currency.

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    Re: what fits in a spy capsule?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Gregory View Post
    I've managed to get a tenner into one spy capsule, it's a shame that it won't quite take a tenner and a fiver together. I don't like twenty pound notes and rarely accept them from anyone but perhaps I'll see if the next one I get will fit into a spy capsule. Ideal for all those times I go out without a wallet.

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