- Oct 10, 2018 at 2:07 pm #3559234
Has anyone sourced Sump Strainers like or similar to the ones Philmont now issues? Watching Philmont’s “How to Wash Dishes in the Backcountry” video they show a turquoise straight sided plastic bowl with a few holes just along one side.
I know for many years they issued Frisbees drilled with a lot of little holes all across the bottom. I think in 2014 we were issued a plastic food strainer. I guess they got tired of making the Frisbee ones.
We want a couple for training our crews. We have the rest of the crew gear issued at Philmont. Even two Frisbees drilled with little holes like Philmont used to issue but they are about worn-out.Oct 10, 2018 at 3:50 pm #3559256
David ThomasBPL Member
@davidinkenaiLocale: North Woods. Far North.
A 15″ x 15″ piece of plastic screen-door screen would work better (at catching food chunks) be lighter, cheaper, and more compact.
Or, if you want a drilled-hole version, start with the bottom of a one-gallon milk jug – lighter, free, and as much free board / volume as you want. I suggest trimming them with scissors instead of a razor knife for better control and fewer trips to the ER.Oct 10, 2018 at 4:49 pm #3559263
Thank you and those are very good tips.
But I was looking to replicate Philmont’s Sump Strainers. We like to train our crews, with as close as possible, the exact gear as they will use there. With the exception of new changes, Ranger Training is just a refresher of the training our crews already have.
“Philmont should be enjoyed, not endured.”Oct 10, 2018 at 8:21 pm #3559310
Bob ShuffBPL Member
I’m pretty sure these are MSR DeepDish Plates with holes drilled in them.Oct 10, 2018 at 9:06 pm #3559316
They look like the one shown in their video. And there were just a few holes in the bottom along one side which seemed unusual for a commercially produce item. So you may have solved my mystery.
“Philmont should be enjoyed, not endured.”
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