Apr 24, 2013 at 11:58 am #1302137
Just picked up one of these for a new cookpot / mug. I'll be using it mostly for basic boil + pasta or similar. What do people use as koozies / insulators for these while you're waiting for your food to heat up?Apr 24, 2013 at 12:05 pm #1980104
Ben CBPL Member
I use reflectix metalic bubble wrap from Lowe's. You can cut it to fit exactly as you want.Apr 24, 2013 at 12:22 pm #1980113
Hikin’ JimBPL Member
@hikin_jimLocale: Orange County, CA, USA
Reflectix works well. Sometimes I just use my hat.Apr 24, 2013 at 12:34 pm #1980117
Reflectix looks somewhat like a car windshield cover to me. Are they somewhat comparable? I'd rather cut one of those up for MYOG than buy 25 feet of ReflectixApr 24, 2013 at 12:41 pm #1980121
@b-g-2-2Locale: Silicon Valley
Some upscale hardware stores sell Reflectix by the foot.
–B.G.–Apr 24, 2013 at 12:45 pm #1980123
@lunchandynnerLocale: Pacific Northwest
I used to use my MYOG reflectix cozy, but I've since made a neoprene one and use that one now. Nice thing about the rolls of reflectix Is that you can use it for other things too, like a sleeping pad to supplement what you've got, etc.Apr 24, 2013 at 2:04 pm #1980157
"Reflectix looks somewhat like a car windshield cover to me. Are they somewhat comparable? I'd rather cut one of those up for MYOG than buy 25 feet of Reflectix"
I made one out of a windshield cover which worked just fine. I could put a pot in it fresh off of the stove without damaging the material. I saw that they aren't all made the same so YMMV.
I saw that the Refectix was noticebly thicker and presumably offered better insulation so my A.R.tendencies kicked in and I had to buy a roll.Apr 24, 2013 at 2:34 pm #1980166
Does that thing have a lid? If not, get or make one. You will use more fuel and the food will get cold while you wait for it to rehydrate (depending upon conditions) without a lid.
Refletix is the the way to go. I've been using a Refletix cozy with freezer bags in the Co. mts – 20/30s temps – for freeze dried eggs and bacon, mac and cheese.
Boil water, wait 10 min and a hot meal – great.Apr 24, 2013 at 3:12 pm #1980176
"Just picked up one of these for a new cookpot / mug."
3.2 oz for a 24 oz capacity aluminum mug? Not too shabby! Have you received it yet and if so, is the quoted weight legit?Apr 24, 2013 at 3:19 pm #1980178
I just got it today. First impressions are solid. The way the handles are attached to the main mug body by some flat studs of some sort. The rivets would probably damage a nalgene, which is what I think it's designed to fit around, but few BPL'ers will be using those anyway. Can't comment on the weight because I don't own a scale that accurate but by the good old heft test, I'd say it's pretty close. Great deal for someone who doesn't want to spend two or three times as much on ti or deal with the potential cooking difficulties.Apr 24, 2013 at 3:21 pm #1980181
No included lid is the biggest downside, but I'll get to flex my DIY muscles and make one so that's fine. Any suggestions on that?Apr 24, 2013 at 3:55 pm #1980196
I just use foil but other seem to like making them out of a pie tin. I was going to replace my SP 700 with a SP 600 but now I'm not so sure. That's a good find and thanks for sharing.
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