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Jeremy Cleaveland
(jeremy11) - F

Locale: Exploring San Juan talus
Leak/moisture proof spice shakers on 03/27/2008 15:07:34 MDT Print View

I work at a wilderness camp, and for our base camps all our meals are cooked outside on propane stoves. Our multi-spice wheels always get moist inside, rendering them useless - any recommendations for moisture/leak proof shakers? I just wish Nalgene would make a spice shaker with a screw on leak proof lid!

***** this is for base camping/car camping with teens, so weight is NOT an issue, nor is packability!!!!!!

any ideas?
I just found this via google
http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_detail.jsp;jsessionid=HsKynlqGjmgRRdytYmQyRvYzTy2xZnhZNFy6qhq55K10wD6fLyy4!24835113?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524442624704&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302782731&bmUID=1206651442987
but its a bit pricy for a spice shaker...

Joshua Mitchell
(jdmitch) - F

Locale: Kansas
Using Nalgene for Spice on 03/27/2008 15:30:16 MDT Print View

It's not quite a shaker, but the Nalgene HDPE Screw-Top Bottles have fairly narrow necks which will prevent too much from shaking out at once.

From GSI Outdoors, LEXAN SPICE RACK and / or LEXAN SALT & PEPPER SHAKER are relatively moisture proof. At least they are way more leak proof than those spice wheel thingies. GSI calls them waterproof, and I believe mine is. However, during prolonged use outdoors in consistently wet weather, by simply opening them up on a regular basis you get some moisture in them. However, other than that caveat they work really well.

NOTE: the nalgene would have the same potential moisture issues.

Edited by jdmitch on 03/27/2008 15:30:48 MDT.

Jeremy Cleaveland
(jeremy11) - F

Locale: Exploring San Juan talus
Leak/moisture proof spice shakers on 03/27/2008 15:38:33 MDT Print View

Thanks, I also just found the GSI lexan shakers. I am in Colorado, so prolonged wet weather isn't as regular as elsewhere, but it is a good point to remember. Mainly, the spices just end up in the pot box which holds moisture in from rain and doing the dishes.

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Leak/moisture proof spice shakers on 03/27/2008 18:16:15 MDT Print View

I carry the GSI ones simply because I LOVE them! Yes, they are not true UL...but they are watertight :-) The spice rack is pretty cool if you don't mind carrying a lot of extra bulk.

Michael Skwarczek
(uberkatzen) - F

Locale: Sudamerica
RE: Leak/moisture proof spice shakers on 03/28/2008 09:58:29 MDT Print View

I recall my grandmother putting rice grains in spice shakers, and maybe even the sugar jar, to trap moisture.

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
RE: Leak/moisture proof spice shakers on 03/28/2008 16:49:33 MDT Print View

It works :-) Kind of why you'd see crackers in salt and sugar shakers back in the day.

Christopher Holden
(back2basics) - F - MLife

Locale: Southeast USA
Re: Leak/moisture proof spice shakers on 03/28/2008 18:44:19 MDT Print View

Walk down the street or across the tracks to visit your local drug dealer. After smoking a dime bag, you can use the mini-ziploc to fill with oregano, basil, etc. After several of these, fit them all into or sandwich or freezer ziploc. Voila! Dry and lightweight. You can purchase these at tobacco shops too.

Edited by back2basics on 03/28/2008 18:46:16 MDT.

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: small bags on 03/28/2008 19:23:27 MDT Print View

Or you could go to your local craft shop or Walmart and buy a pack of 500 to 100 tiny bead bags instead.

Chris Chastain
(Thangfish) - F

Locale: S. Central NC, USA
Leak/moisture proof spice shakers on 04/20/2008 18:28:58 MDT Print View

... or, uh... here?
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/microzip_2x3_bags.html

Edited by Thangfish on 04/20/2008 18:37:43 MDT.

Jeremy Cleaveland
(jeremy11) - F

Locale: Exploring San Juan talus
Leak/moisture proof spice shakers on 04/20/2008 19:04:10 MDT Print View

It is for basecamp cooking so weight is not an issue. I got a few of the GSI lexan shakers, and put salt in one and inverted it under water for a few days. There was no leakage, I am impressed.

Laurie Ann March
(Laurie_Ann) - F

Locale: Ontario, Canada
spice containers on 04/21/2008 19:33:28 MDT Print View

don't laugh cause I am totally serious here... something that is really great for storing spices is a contact lens case (or two)... they are light and safe. Of course, they aren't shakers but I prefer to pinch my spices anyway (more control).

John Galvin
(campriver) - F
Spice Wheel on 06/02/2008 23:22:48 MDT Print View

I use something called the Spice Wheel, which seems to work great. Ordered it at www.spicewheel.com. I keep matches and spices in mine.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Leak/moisture proof spice shakers on 06/03/2008 00:42:57 MDT Print View

I find a major source of moisture for the spice containers to be the steam coming up from the cooking pot. So I put the herbs/spices into a spoon first, reseal the bottles asap, and then add the stuff to the pot.

Yep, the little Nalgene bottles are the goods.

Cheers

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
My favorite toy on 06/03/2008 10:03:41 MDT Print View

GSI Pepper Mill

Love that GSI Peppermill!

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