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Lance Ruth
(Lance) - F
light, compact cup on 10/29/2008 12:43:55 MDT Print View

New poster, so I don't know if this is old news. I like to take capri sun pouches and cut off the very top. The result is a very compact (folds flat) free-standing cup that can be used for beverages or stews - whatever. May save some weight/space for some folks.
Great addition to a survival kit. Anyway, let me know if this works for anyone or if there are any mods or alternatives.

Paul Tree
(Paul_Tree) - F

Locale: Wowwww
nice idea on 10/30/2008 10:52:17 MDT Print View

That is a great reuse idea, they are super tough! And the first day, you get a nice lunch drink. Now if only wine bags came this small..

A. B.
(tomswifty)
Re: nice idea on 10/30/2008 11:55:51 MDT Print View

Target sells 4-pack 8.4 oz (250 ml) wine. These come in foil type containers. I'm not sure what the bottoms are like or how they might work as a cup. It might be worth looking into.

Good idea about the capri sun.

te - wa
(mikeinfhaz) - F

Locale: Phoenix
Re: light, compact cup on 10/30/2008 12:16:22 MDT Print View

do you feel this idea would work?

use capri-sun w/ a triangle shaped coffee filter and let your brew seep.
i am wondering if you can fold the edges of a filter around the top of your container to keep it from collapsing, as I dont have a capri-sun at the moment.
i am searching for a workable solution to the lame coffee bags (just cant get a good cup o' joe with them)

Lance Ruth
(Lance) - F
good idea on 10/30/2008 12:26:23 MDT Print View

I hadn't thought of that michael, but it just may work. I have a couple already made at home and will try to rig with a coffee filter and post results here.

If you're going to be out for a couple days, I might check into a CUP POUR RI COFFEE MAKER, or some variant (maybe a GAMILA TEASTICK for the tea drinkers out there). One thing I hadn't thought of was - if serving coffee/tea/cocoa - how to insulate. Maybe as simple as wearing gloves, which most of us are likely to be at this time of year anyway.

Good things!

Lance Ruth
(Lance) - F
good idea on 10/31/2008 05:56:37 MDT Print View

Michael, last night I tried to do the coffee thing and it works great. I didn't have any triangle filters, but for the sake of the trial, I just used a regular 8-10 cup filter. I shaped it a bit in order to fit it to the capri sun pouch, placed a tbsp of grounds in it, then poured hot water over it. Just like a normal drip brew, it drained into the pouch. Good brew, good idea, good things.

Caveat: Be sure to fold down excess filter and hold on to it. The weight of the water had a tendency to draw the filter further into the pouch. By my conclusion, this all can easily be recreated on the trail.

Edited by Lance on 10/31/2008 05:59:14 MDT.