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Eric Blumensaadt
(Danepacker) - MLife

Locale: Mojave Desert
Freezer bag DIY cozy on 04/11/2012 23:51:06 MDT Print View

I made a cozy for 1 qt. freezer bags from heavy fleece (not the thicker pile).
It has a Velcro closure, is light and very effective.

What is your favorite cozy material (if you use a cozy)?

todd harper
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: Sunshine State
Re: Freezer bag DIY cozy on 04/12/2012 07:17:33 MDT Print View

I've been using washed Mountain House bags w/the the corners trimmed smooth to avoid puncturing my food bag. UL and pack smaller than any other I've used.

J P
(jpovs) - F - M
Re: Freezer bag DIY cozy on 04/12/2012 07:37:09 MDT Print View

I use my Black Rock Down hat. Which ever model I happen to have with.

Ike Jutkowitz
(Ike) - M

Locale: Central Michigan
re:cozy on 04/12/2012 07:43:08 MDT Print View

This is some reflectix-like bubble wrap I repurposed from an old fishbox. Held together with duct tape, it weighs just under 0.5 oz.

cozy

Joe L
(heyyou) - MLife

Locale: Cutting brush off of the Arizona Tr
bubblewrap mailing envelopes on 04/12/2012 08:21:53 MDT Print View

I last used a modified mailing envelope that has small bubblewrap. They are available with smaller bubbles in the smaller envelopes. Those thinner bubbles work well enough, long enough, for the foods and temperatures on my hikes.

First, I bought Reflectrix and it worked too well for me. The food stayed too hot for too long, with the first bite burning my mouth when I was very hungry. For winter temps, or for more people than a solo hiker, reflectrix could do well.

Sounds like I'm suggesting thicker cozies for colder temps--what a concept--I could try that on my sleeping gear too. ;)

Steve B
(geokite) - F

Locale: Southern California
3/8" CCF on 04/12/2012 13:54:32 MDT Print View

I make my cozies from 3/8" closed cell foam I get from an upholstery supply company (UFO in San Diego).

Works MUCH better than reflectix-like bubble wrap.

Steve

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: re:cozy on 04/12/2012 14:00:51 MDT Print View

Ike's method works best for me. It works as a cozy, and then I stick it underneath my sleeping pad overnight for extra insulation there.

--B.G.--