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Instant coffee spoon
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Brian James
(bjamesd) - F

Locale: South Coast of BC
Instant coffee spoon on 03/21/2008 19:15:47 MDT Print View

Apparently it's just a "design concept", but this got me thinking:

With different sizes of straws, you could prepare "one-shots" of anything: Gatorade, Coffee+whitener, loose tea, instant breakfast powder, or whatever else you mix in with your pint of hot/cold water on the trail.

Not necessarily lighter, but possibly not more than a few grams heavier and there's a convenience factor in this idea.

Scott Ashdown
(waterloggedwellies) - F

Locale: United Kingdom
Drinking Straws on 03/21/2008 19:45:02 MDT Print View

Take a drinking straw and cut off two one inch lengths from the straw. Then fold one end of the straw over and place the first one inch section over it to keep the fold inplace. Fill the straw with your powder then fold over the other end and seal with the other one inch section.

How much powder you can fit in depends on the diameter of the straw and length.

Jeff Cadorin
(JeffCadorin) - F

Locale: paper beats rock
Re: Drinking Straws on 03/21/2008 20:11:04 MDT Print View

I would melt the two ends like a pixie stick

John Doe
(jessearl) - F
iron on 03/21/2008 21:46:25 MDT Print View

Or seal with a hot iron.

Joshua Mitchell
(jdmitch) - F

Locale: Kansas
Re: ironing and melting... on 03/24/2008 07:35:17 MDT Print View

Nah, then you risk getting to close to the ingredients.

Scott's technique really works. Never had a leak.