I just wanted to share some mug / bowl happiness with the forums. I have never been satisfied with my eating setup. I sometimes eat out of freezer bags, but prefer a bowl, and coffee / hot drinks are important to me.
It has gotten better since switching to the generic twist-lock containers to use as a bowl, but haven’t found a suitable mug. My plastic Tim Horton mug is great and weighs very little, but doesn’t nest into anything so it ends up being quite a bit of bulk in my pack.
I recently picked up a pair of zelph’s 1-cup jobbers. I think it is supposed to be a tiny pot, but it works great as a mug. Best of all, it nests inside of the twist-lock containers. I was worried that it would not have enough volume for a big old cup of coffee, but its actual volume is well over 1 cup. I didn’t measure it, but it holds nearly the same as my big coffee mug for home. I think the 1-cup designation must be for how much water you can boil in there without it boiling over. I was also worried that putting a cozy on it would make it too tall for the twist-lock containers, but it fits perfectly.
Anyway, just wanted to share.
A couple of notes:
I made the mug cozy a little shorter than the mug so it does not touch my lips when drinking. I will look for one of the silicone bands to see if they fit around the brim. If not, I will just be careful.
Also, I like the Target brand twist-lock containers. They have a bit more volume than the ziploc’s which have these indentations along the sides.