Apr 4, 2013 at 5:59 am #1301294
My daughters love these:
Empty, washed out, and dried they weigh 5 grams with the cap and hold 90ml of liquid.
Has anyone used these to carry alcohol for their stove? I filled one with denatured alcohol and let it sit for a week and it doesn't explode when I squeeze it gently so I don't think it will be a problem, but wanted to check to see if anyone else has any experience with them.Apr 4, 2013 at 8:04 am #1972749
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@hikerduaneLocale: Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
Can you re-introduce unused fuel back into it? Also the issue of having to wear sunglasses when purchasing those for us kidless folks.:)
DuaneApr 4, 2013 at 8:47 am #1972761
@jonfongLocale: FLAT CAT GEAR
Seems reasonable. My biggest concern is that you mark it apropriately as to not take a swig of it by mistake.Apr 4, 2013 at 8:56 am #1972764
My favorite storage container is from Vargo Outdoors (link below). It has clear markings for fluid oz and holds up to 8oz.Apr 4, 2013 at 9:14 am #1972774
@kenlarsonLocale: Western Michigan
Randy…What type of marker do you use on the container AND does it "hold up" to the alcohol?Apr 4, 2013 at 9:16 am #1972775
@dwambaughLocale: Pacific Northwest
Get some "Mr Yuk" stickers to put on any container with fuel In it.Apr 4, 2013 at 9:50 am #1972783
@barrypLocale: Eastern Idaho (moved from Midwest)
That is a neat bottle. I wish it was clear. I like to quickly see how much fuel is left.
-BarryApr 4, 2013 at 11:12 am #1972817
"Has anyone used these to carry alcohol for their stove?"
I tried this last year, and it worked. The mouth is very narrow, and that makes it slightly inconvenient for filling or refilling. Some of these food products have an oversized plastic cap to make them more childproof, but you can break away 80% of the plastic to make a normal cap like the photo shows.
I didn't feel as though this flexible container would be terribly durable. You would need to squeeze the air out of it and then pad it with something for transport. That isn't difficult.
A standard transparent or white plastic fuel bottle seems more practical.
–B.G.–Apr 4, 2013 at 11:41 am #1972827
I use them for creamy peanut butter.Apr 4, 2013 at 11:51 am #1972832
OK, Gary, I give up. How do you get the peanut butter into them?
You must have a titanium syringe.
–B.G.–Apr 4, 2013 at 12:07 pm #1972837
Seriously dangerous with kids around. Bad enough with adults.Apr 4, 2013 at 12:08 pm #1972838
Thanks for the replies. I calculated that I need exactly the 90 ml for my upcoming trip so I'm going to give carrying this a shot. It fits in my pot with the stove so it won't be mixed up with my food (I'm not carrying any of these as food anyway).
When I'm in the field I don't snuff my stove and pour unused back into the container. I know I can boil a pint of water with my 12-10 (Caldera Cone) with 16 ml of alcohol so I usually pour in closer to 18 to make sure and haven't had a problem. I just let it burn out.
I'll also point out that I'm not one who needs a hot drink in the morning. I use my stove only to heat water for my evening meal or for an occasional hot breakfast. I have a three-night trip coming up next weekend and have to light my stove only four times:
- Dinner, night 1 (12 ounces of water, 15 ml alcohol)
- Breakfast, day 2 (9 ounces of water, 14 ml alcohol)
- Dinner, night 2 (16 ounces of water, 18 ml alcohol)
- Dinner, night 3 (16 ounces of water, 18 ml alcohol)
I like to carry 25 ml "extra" alcohol on a trip over what I calculate I'll use to allow for a little spillage or extra fuel needed for cold water or wind. The 90ml GoGo Squeez couldn't have worked out any better: 65 + 25 = 90
I'll post back on this thread how it goes after my trip.Apr 4, 2013 at 12:27 pm #1972845
Here is the thing you need, Bob:
Cut half the syringe tip off to make the opening bigger.
I warm up the peanut butter in the microwave to thin it, then use a Popsicle stick to load the syringe, put the plunger in place, and squirt the goods into the container. It takes several syringe loads to fill up the GoGo, and you have to tap the bottom of the container to get the peanut butter to settle to the bottom, and then I purge air for the next syringe load. When done, it's a sweet way to carry 3-4 oz. of peanut butter. It's a fairly messy job to fill the containers, but it's only a once-a-year thing, and of course the shelf life is great.Apr 4, 2013 at 12:30 pm #1972846
@azajacLocale: South West
This is my personal choice. Mostly due to cheapness and how easy it is to find.Apr 4, 2013 at 12:31 pm #1972847
Gary, I guess you know that they sell peanut butter in foil and plastic pouches. That could save you a lot of work unless you are loading your own custom homemade peanut butter.
–B.G.–Apr 4, 2013 at 12:32 pm #1972850
Ken, on the opposite of the bottle are pre-marked ounce indicators.Apr 4, 2013 at 12:37 pm #1972853
But some meals (like Asian noodle concoctions) only require a small amount of peanut butter, not a whole pack of Justin's. The GoGo allows me to dispense only what is needed. And it's not work at all. I just wait for an all-day December blizzard and play in the kitchen, fiddle-geek that I am.Apr 4, 2013 at 1:38 pm #1972874
@jasongLocale: iceberg lakeApr 4, 2013 at 1:45 pm #1972876
I have used the above container for alcohol. The only shortcoming is dispensing, as the flow is a bit much. I've found a restrictor that works.
It doesn't need to be transparent, as the volume of the squeezy indicates the contents. I don't care about measuring marks either, as I know how full I have to fill my stove for a given meal.Apr 4, 2013 at 2:09 pm #1972883
@tauneutrinoLocale: Upper Galilee
Looking good. Their 8 oz flask is good for alcohol.
Any info on their weight?Apr 4, 2013 at 6:32 pm #1972950
the nalgene type containers with flip top lid (the quality ones, not coughlans) are about the best, but slightly heavy, and hard to come by.
the containers lemon juice comes in at the grocery store work well too. Small spout which pours accurates, screw on cap which seals tightly.Apr 4, 2013 at 10:26 pm #1973017
"Looking good. Their 8 oz flask is good for alcohol.
Any info on their weight?"
9.6 grams by my scale.Apr 5, 2013 at 8:08 am #1973072
@jeepin05Locale: Land of Enchantment
I found these at my local walmart the other day and thought, they might be great for something but couldn't find a use for it in my own kit. Maybe because I've yet to convert to alky stoves.
It's a bit hard to see but it holds 11.2 oz, bot sure of the weight of the bottle, don't have a good scale right now. As it's meant to hold liquid the seal is pretty tight. I filled it with water and squeezed pretty hard with no loss of containment. the nozzle is pretty small, about the size of the outer diameter of a hydration hose.Apr 6, 2013 at 7:57 am #1973365
nice!Apr 6, 2013 at 9:16 am #1973383
@cobbermanLocale: Northern Colorado
I've used the apple sauce packet for fuel alcohol storage. In fact I have a partially full one sitting in my gear room to test for leaks. Yes, it would be nice to see how much is left, but, if you premeasure you're fuel before the trip and measure at each burn you should be ok.
Regarding the Rum Runner, I purchased some 8oz flasks a few years ago and have used them successfully with drinkable alcohol, but for denatured alcohol (Sunnyside brand) the plastic will slowly decay. After my first trip with using one as a fuel storage flask, the plastic was becoming milky. It could have been my brand of fuel which cased the problems, but I would not risk it on a trip.
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