- May 10, 2019 at 11:05 pm #3592360
Just wanted to share these bags. I think they are a good option for reducing the weight of an alcohol storage device. I waited to post on this topic until a had a few years of experience with these bags. They are ironically designed for sneaking alcohol onto cruise ships in your luggage. Because of that they are light weight, tough, and designed to withstand alcohol and have a very controlled pure from a narrow spout. I’ve done a few unscientific scenario tests – like leaving HEET in the bag for weeks, putting in the freezer, leaving it out in the sun – and other then the bags changing texture and becoming opaque I haven’t noticed any failures. They’ve been on about 10 trips now without failures using the 8 and 16 oz version.
So anyway, I’d like more folks to try these and see if there are failures in situations I haven’t accounted for because for 9 grams I think this is the lightest reasonable alcohol carry use case and it might be worth adopting as a goto option for the UL community. One limitation is I only use the yellow HEET for cooking – I have no experience with other alcohols interacting with this bag and that would be helpful to know for early adopters
– 9 grams, light enough to ship extras in your through box.
– forms and shapes when full to fit inside a 1.3 liter evernew pot with the caldera and starlyte stove components, saving bag space.
– very controlled narrow pouring spout has been easy to use with accurate stove filling, does not spill.
– appears reusable for 3-4 trips at the least, likely more
– cost 1 dollar per bag
– comes with a filling funnel which works great.
Here’s the amazon link:
Hope this is helpful!May 11, 2019 at 12:12 am #3592378
Link .BPL Member
Many people(myself included) have been using those type of flasks for many years there are numerous postings for different ones people have used over the years but here is one example from 2007 FOUND POSSIBLE LITTLE NIPPER REPLACEMENT .May 11, 2019 at 1:41 pm #3592433
Ah man I wish I could replace this post. Well they are still working well! Thanks for the link!May 12, 2019 at 3:33 am #3592586
David ThomasBPL Member
@davidinkenaiLocale: North Woods. Far North.
Reminders are always good and most of us don’t search through 12-year-old posts just to play gotcha! I’m only an occasional alcohol stove user (and have other ways to sneak alcoholic beverages onto a plane), so I’d forgotten about those. I like the variable volume and the ability to pack it into a pot, unlike the rigid vodka bottles I dumpster-dive for.May 12, 2019 at 2:35 pm #3592641
Jackson KingBPL Member
Thanks Hanz! Light and can be shaped inside pot. Great suggestion.May 13, 2019 at 5:37 pm #3592832
STEPHEN SBPL Member
I was just looking for something like this, thanks for posting!May 14, 2019 at 6:05 am #3592928
Graham FBPL Member
@02174424Locale: Victoria-Southeast Australia
I saw this some time back- it’s a great idea Hans. But here’s what convinced me-if I can have half the fun these blokes are having? Well, you little ripper!
May 14, 2019 at 12:38 pm #3592944
- This reply was modified 1 week, 1 day ago by Graham F.
LolMay 15, 2019 at 12:00 am #3593030
Ben H.BPL Member
@bzhayesLocale: So. California
Has anyone done a deep dive on the red solo cup as an ultra-light eating and drinking vessel?May 15, 2019 at 7:16 pm #3593133
Brian DevlinBPL Member
If the 8oz bag weighs 9 grams how much does the 16oz bag weigh?May 15, 2019 at 9:46 pm #3593147
U know I never weighed the bigger ones because I thought if I’m carrying more then 8 oz might as well have the safety of two 8 oz bags in case of breaking one and I like that one of two can fit in my pot with the other caldera stuff.
May 17, 2019 at 7:48 pm #3593435
- This reply was modified 1 week ago by Hanz B.
Steve BBPL Member
@geokiteLocale: Southern California
I just received these; IIRC the 16oz bag weighs 0.56oz, or about 16g.
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