UL reusable snack bags?
Sep 12, 2021 at 2:09 pm #3727231Russell LawsonBPL Member
@lawsonLocale: Olympic Mts.
Trader Joe bags that come with nuts are durable and last a while, especially if you reinforce the edges with some cheap packaging tape. The zip holds up well but is pretty thin, probably doesnt contain food smells as well as other bags.Sep 12, 2021 at 3:51 pm #3727237Roger CaffinBPL Member
@rcaffinLocale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
I do not understand why people want to use zip-lock bags – which so often fail after a while.
We use ordinary plastic bags and rubber bands. Some of the bags are free fruit bags from the supermarket (off a roll).
Oh well, curmudgeonly…
CheersSep 17, 2021 at 9:54 pm #3727587Sam FarringtonBPL Member
@scfhomeLocale: Chocorua NH, USA
Long ago settled on small poly bags from U-Line that come in different sizes, and with a bag sealer that looks a bit like a big stapler, can be made to the size and shape you want for storing one meal. For me, this comes to around 6″ long by 1″ diameter with no air bubbles and all dry contents. Cut open the bag, pour hard contents (like pasta and dried meat) into my Ti bowl with 1 cup of water and simmer till rehydrated. Then condiments, in a much smaller packet, inserted into the bag before sealing, go into the mix until absorbed. Some stirring required throughout. The used plastic is stuffed into a small ziplock and kept in the food bag until it can be properly disposed of. Meals are two per day plus an energy bar and tea mid-day.
Weight and space are thus kept to an absolute minimum, consistent with food that tastes good, and is measured and premixed at home. Eat to hike, not vice-versa. The challenge is to find tasty dried or freeze dried contents, and not storage. The dining can be done occasionally at overnight stops along the route.
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