Nov 29, 2006 at 2:49 am #1220444
Here's a photo of what I now use for a cup. Bought it in a supermarket I think and only just noticed it's made by Nalgene (are they still famous?).
It weighs 2oz / 55g – holds 8oz / 250ml
because it has a scr*w on cap it can be used to store stuff or used to mix something into something.
I like the fact it has no handle to get in the way when packing it away.Nov 29, 2006 at 11:08 am #1368713
@dwambaughLocale: Pacific Northwest
Nice container for emergency stuff too.
Check REI item 679781 for the same item in green– $4.95.Dec 4, 2006 at 9:59 am #1369378
You said you got this at the crocery store. What was in it originally or was it a “stand-alone” product?Dec 4, 2006 at 1:44 pm #1369412
> noticed it’s made by Nalgene (are they still famous?)
Nalgene laboratory originally, and Nalgene Outdoors these days – good stuff actually.
We use them for carrying jam: they do not leak!
Yeah, I know, jam contains water and is not SUL … tough. Tastes nice.Dec 8, 2006 at 3:06 am #1369962
Yes, just stand alone, no product in it. The reason I never noticed it was made by Nalgene was because I got it in a supermarket not any sort of specialty store so didn't expect it to be a good brand name.
As a luxury last year I took with me some powdered dessert which when mixed with milk and shaken sets without refrigeration and taste wonderful. So to have a screww on lid for the shaking part was great. Otherwise it was my coffee cup.
JAM ! Why not ! I firmly believe that one of the reasons/rewards of going light is to be able to carry some luxuries. If your packs is no burden because it's so light, why not pack a delicious blob of jam !Dec 8, 2006 at 1:22 pm #1370012
The seal on these containers is garanteed by Nalge to not leak even under pressure. I can attest to that: it really does work.
In addition to jam and honey, the seal will hold melted butter on a 40 C (104 F) day, quite reliably. They are great things. There is a review of them at BGT as well.Dec 9, 2006 at 12:51 am #1370083
Yes, I tested it by half filling with water and shaking it hard, no leakage. I should look out for a larger version as a cup of coffee for me is closer to 500ml !Dec 9, 2006 at 8:58 am #1370120Dec 9, 2006 at 9:24 pm #1370203
@dwambaughLocale: Pacific Northwest
I wandered around a Target store today and found Ziploc Twist ’n Loc containers in 16oz/473ml size. Three of them are just $2.79. Perfect for a bowl and storing powders, grains, cereal or soup for lunch. They have a clear bottom and a blue threaded lid. I would be shy about storing really sticky stuff in them– the lid goes on with a half twist. Nice and light: 1.4oz/40g including the lid. They make a 32oz/1000ml version too.Dec 10, 2006 at 1:51 am #1370234
> It comes in a 500mL size [from Nalgene-outdoor.com]
Yep, and it also comes in a 1 L size. Want to make your wife happy? Buy her a few of these for Xmas for storing stuff like rice and peanuts and so on in the kitchen. My wife has about 6 – 8 of them, and they are wonderful.Dec 10, 2006 at 2:36 am #1370237
Can someone lend me a wife !Dec 10, 2006 at 3:48 pm #1370343
I too use the twist and lock containers.
By cutting a small slot in the lid and a small pinhole opposite you can make a very good lidded tea cup. Avoids spillage when I eventabaly knock my cup over in the morning.
Carry an extra lid to make the shake and mix chocolate pudding. MMM chocolateDec 11, 2006 at 2:54 am #1370432
The 'holey' lid would also keep your cup of tea warmer for longer.
The same lid could be used for shaking by holding a couple of fingers over the holes.
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