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Food Bowl/ Water Trowel= .5oz
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Brian Ahlers
(bahlers7) - F

Locale: Idaho
Food Bowl/ Water Trowel= .5oz on 05/26/2010 23:47:48 MDT Print View

I know some of you use your pot as a mug and bowl as well, but I like to have my food and drink both at the same time (Coffee and hot oatmeal or cold oatmeal depending on temp in the morning and then a cup of tea with my noodle soup at night). If some of you are like me then for half an ounce you can get a Ziploc, 3 cup tupperware bowl and cut off the top rim to make it weigh half as much and to make it flexible for a water trowel. I use the Frontier Pro gravity system for my water filtration.

Ziploc bowl

Ziploc bowl

These bowls also have 1 cup and 2 cup measures on them. I'm usually boiling 2 cups of water at a time.

Edited by bahlers7 on 05/27/2010 00:28:21 MDT.

Matt DeWitt
(tritan) - F

Locale: Midwest
wow on 05/28/2010 14:47:11 MDT Print View

nice idea thanks

Dan Durston
(dandydan) - F

Nice on 05/28/2010 14:50:54 MDT Print View

Nice find. My current bowl weighs a portly 1.5oz, this seems like a cheap easy way to save an ounce and add a bit of functionality (measuring marks).

Mary D
(hikinggranny) - MLife
Food Bowl/ Water Trowel= .5oz on 05/28/2010 15:14:49 MDT Print View

I don't use a bowl for eating--my dinner or breakfast is eaten out of a plastic bag and I make my tea in the pot with the leftover hot water. No dishes to wash. :-)

However, your cut-down bowl weighs less than the scoop I've been using for shallow water, the cut-off bottom of a Platypus bottle that developed a split near the top. It looks far more effective, too! It might also just be the thing for a bowl for my dog.

For trips with the grandkids, I do take plastic bowls and have been taking the entire Ziploc bowl--never thought of cutting off the rim!

Thank you!

Brian Ahlers
(bahlers7) - F

Locale: Idaho
Re: Food Bowl/ Water Trowel= .5oz on 05/28/2010 16:25:00 MDT Print View

My previous bowl was a GSI bowl that weighed 1.5oz and had a hard rim so there was no flexibility, I was cleaning out our tupperware cabinet when I came across this one. Didn't notice the measurement marks until recently either : ) It handles boiling water just fine too, loses a bit of ridgidity but not a problem to eat out of.

Dennis Park
(dpark) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
bowl on 05/28/2010 18:02:25 MDT Print View

what your bowl one of the freezer Ziplocks or a regular one?

Brian Ahlers
(bahlers7) - F

Locale: Idaho
Re: bowl on 05/29/2010 03:10:20 MDT Print View

My Ziploc bowl (one in the photo) loses a little ridgidity when you put boiling water in it but it's definitely not a problem.

Dan Durston
(dandydan) - F

Ziplock on 06/03/2010 22:21:12 MDT Print View

I've got a Ziplock container sorta like the one shown but it's square and 2.5 cups. It weighs 0.83oz with the rim. I'll probably chop off the rim and see how light it gets.

I've also got a really small 1 cup bowl that weighs just 0.4oz with the rim. It's a little too small for a mug, but a slightly bigger 1.5 cup one would probably work great and be much lighter than my 1.6oz plastic mug. Between these two things (mug & bowl) I'll probably save 2oz by going with ziplock.

EDIT: I cut the rim off of my 2.5 cup square Ziplock container and the weight dropped from 23g (0.83oz) to 18.5g (0.65). I'm not sure it's worth the loss in ridigity and the sharp edge for less than 0.2oz saved.

Edited by dandydan on 06/05/2010 22:35:15 MDT.

Corey Miller
(coreyfmiller) - F

Locale: Eastern Canada
Thanks! on 02/20/2012 18:08:51 MST Print View

And just like that you have lightened my pack by about two ounces. Thank you kind sir!

Jack Hoster
(OrlandoHanger) - F
Food Bowl/ Water Trowel= .5oz on 02/21/2012 19:25:03 MST Print View

I like it!

Carl Zimmerman
(CarlZ993) - MLife
Bowl Project on 02/21/2012 21:48:37 MST Print View I've got a quick project for tomorrow. This one has potential. Thanks...

David Thomas
(DavidinKenai) - MLife

Locale: North Woods. Far North.
Food Bowl AND cup make two. on 02/26/2012 13:59:42 MST Print View

Nice idea. Thanks.

I realize a second one would be a little larger than most mugs, but:

1) nothing fits inside such a bowl as space-efficiently as another of the same kind,
2) why not make a pint of tea / whatever? We're always working to stay hydrated,
3) you'd have back-up for your bowl/water scoop,
4) when not used as a second bowl/cup (after dinner hot drink?), nesting the two bowls would make it a lot more insulated against your hands.

I hadn't found the perfect bowls for family trips (need 4 bowls, 4 cups) and this would be SO light and SO compact when stacked compared to other options. Cheap, too.


Nick Larsen
(stingray4540) - F

Locale: South Bay
.5oz or .25oz? on 02/28/2012 05:14:48 MST Print View

So was it .5oz BEFORE you cut the rim off, so now it weighs .25oz.?
Or is .5oz. the weight AFTER you cut the rim off?