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ian wright
(ianwright) - F

Locale: Photo - Mt Everest - 1980
Wanna Cuppa ? on 11/29/2006 03:49:40 MST Print View

Here's a photo of what I now use for a cup. Bought it in a supermarket I think and only just noticed it's made by Nalgene (are they still famous?).

It weighs 2oz / 55g - holds 8oz / 250ml

because it has a scr*w on cap it can be used to store stuff or used to mix something into something.

I like the fact it has no handle to get in the way when packing it away.

cup with lid

Edited by ianwright on 12/08/2006 04:10:04 MST.

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Wanna Cuppa ? on 11/29/2006 12:08:47 MST Print View

Nice container for emergency stuff too.

Check REI item 679781 for the same item in green-- $4.95.

Edited by dwambaugh on 11/29/2006 12:11:29 MST.

Cameron Reed
(cameronjreed) - F
Where'd you get it? on 12/04/2006 10:59:25 MST Print View

You said you got this at the crocery store. What was in it originally or was it a "stand-alone" product?

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Wanna Cuppa ? on 12/04/2006 14:44:14 MST Print View

> noticed it's made by Nalgene (are they still famous?)
Nalgene laboratory originally, and Nalgene Outdoors these days - good stuff actually.
We use them for carrying jam: they do not leak!
Yeah, I know, jam contains water and is not SUL ... tough. Tastes nice.

ian wright
(ianwright) - F

Locale: Photo - Mt Everest - 1980
cup with cap on 12/08/2006 04:06:10 MST Print View

Yes, just stand alone, no product in it. The reason I never noticed it was made by Nalgene was because I got it in a supermarket not any sort of specialty store so didn't expect it to be a good brand name.

As a luxury last year I took with me some powdered dessert which when mixed with milk and shaken sets without refrigeration and taste wonderful. So to have a screww on lid for the shaking part was great. Otherwise it was my coffee cup.

JAM ! Why not ! I firmly believe that one of the reasons/rewards of going light is to be able to carry some luxuries. If your packs is no burden because it's so light, why not pack a delicious blob of jam !

Edited by ianwright on 12/08/2006 04:16:59 MST.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: cup with cap on 12/08/2006 14:22:11 MST Print View

The seal on these containers is garanteed by Nalge to not leak even under pressure. I can attest to that: it really does work.

In addition to jam and honey, the seal will hold melted butter on a 40 C (104 F) day, quite reliably. They are great things. There is a review of them at BGT as well.

ian wright
(ianwright) - F

Locale: Photo - Mt Everest - 1980
naglene cup on 12/09/2006 01:51:21 MST Print View

Yes, I tested it by half filling with water and shaking it hard, no leakage. I should look out for a larger version as a cup of coffee for me is closer to 500ml !

Joshua Mitchell
(jdmitch) - F

Locale: Kansas
Ian, you're in luck on 12/09/2006 09:58:05 MST Print View

It comes in a 500mL size

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Wanna Cuppa ? on 12/09/2006 22:24:59 MST Print View

I wandered around a Target store today and found Ziploc Twist ’n Loc containers in 16oz/473ml size. Three of them are just $2.79. Perfect for a bowl and storing powders, grains, cereal or soup for lunch. They have a clear bottom and a blue threaded lid. I would be shy about storing really sticky stuff in them-- the lid goes on with a half twist. Nice and light: 1.4oz/40g including the lid. They make a 32oz/1000ml version too.

Edited by dwambaugh on 12/09/2006 22:38:56 MST.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Ian, you're in luck on 12/10/2006 02:51:26 MST Print View

> It comes in a 500mL size [from Nalgene-outdoor.com]

Yep, and it also comes in a 1 L size. Want to make your wife happy? Buy her a few of these for Xmas for storing stuff like rice and peanuts and so on in the kitchen. My wife has about 6 - 8 of them, and they are wonderful.

ian wright
(ianwright) - F

Locale: Photo - Mt Everest - 1980
cuppa cup on 12/10/2006 03:36:03 MST Print View

Can someone lend me a wife !

Colin Parkinson
(parkinson1963) - F
Re: Re: Wanna Cuppa ? on 12/10/2006 16:48:14 MST Print View

I too use the twist and lock containers.

By cutting a small slot in the lid and a small pinhole opposite you can make a very good lidded tea cup. Avoids spillage when I eventabaly knock my cup over in the morning.

Carry an extra lid to make the shake and mix chocolate pudding. MMM chocolate

ian wright
(ianwright) - F

Locale: Photo - Mt Everest - 1980
tea cup on 12/11/2006 03:54:27 MST Print View

The 'holey' lid would also keep your cup of tea warmer for longer.

The same lid could be used for shaking by holding a couple of fingers over the holes.