Jul 3, 2012 at 7:12 pm #1291639
@maiaLocale: Rocky Mountains
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@hikinggrannyLocale: Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
Unfortunately the honey will make the pots quite attractive to bears (as all "Winnie the Pooh" fans know). IMHO the pots definitely should be stored in the bear bag/canister if you're doing this.Jul 3, 2012 at 7:34 pm #1892078
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I don't worry about boiling or filtering my wash water either. It's clean on the next boil. I like coffee.Jul 3, 2012 at 10:52 pm #1892126
@ascientistLocale: Grants Pass, Oregon
Very cool. I always have hated trying to wash dishes with very cold water. Even with soap it can be inefficiency. At least it would be interesting to see how the tea tastes with the residue of various dinner meals. You never know what new recipe you might come up with…camomile beef stew anyone?Jul 8, 2012 at 5:22 pm #1893166
@ktennessLocale: Bay Area
My backpacking partner drinks the gray water every time. I'm so lucky.Jul 18, 2012 at 3:03 pm #1895762
E. H. ClemmonsParticipant
Does the honey lower the surface tension of water, the way soap does? Or is it just antibacterial?
scAug 9, 2012 at 1:39 pm #1901448
@swearingenLocale: Portland, Oregon
I'm sorry. You lost me at two pots.Aug 22, 2012 at 1:40 pm #1904990
"I'm sorry. You lost me at two pots."
Yep…I got that a LOT on the AT! But for me it was worth the weight. In regard to the bear bag/canister issue: Yes, I always treat the pots/utensil/stove as "foodstuffs", and store them accordingly (bearbag where I am). Glad you enjoyed my article & thank you for the input!Jan 29, 2014 at 1:53 pm #2067631
That's why I love this site, so many cool and simple solutions.
Thanks for sharing.
TJan 29, 2014 at 2:14 pm #2067638
If the pot needs scrubbing, I soak it for a while, then use a small piece of the plastic netting from a grocery store melon bag to scrub – retains no food particles, weighs next to nothing, and it works quite well. I guess if the author is drinking tea with honey, it might make the rinse more appealing to drink, but I wouldn't go out of my way to add honey coating to my pots.
I usually drink the rinse water from my bowl or cup, but the cook pot rinse usually gets tossed out in as wide a pattern as I can manage.Jan 29, 2014 at 6:05 pm #2067713
@oiboyroiLocale: South West US
Finger tips and clean water. Gently rub food stuffs off. Sanitize with next water boil. Done. Easy.
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