I use a chainsaw to make a living, building scribe-fit log houses in Southern Idaho. Some type of ear protection is a must in this business, and I use the soft foam earplugs that resemble long, miniature marshmallows. The trouble is, when I take them out and drop them into my tool pouch, they quickly become too grungy to re-use.
I solved this problem by putting a plastic 35mm film canister on my tool belt to act as a storage jar. I cut a slit in the pry-off lid, slipped a length of knotted leather thong through the cut, then tied off the thong on my tool belt. Now I’ve got a handy, clean place to keep my earplugs.
Tom Balben, Teton Village, WY