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Kevin Babione
(KBabione) - MLife

Locale: Pennsylvania
Alcohol Storage Container - GoGo Squeez? on 04/04/2013 06:59:29 MDT Print View

My daughters love these:

GoGo Squeez Container

Empty, washed out, and dried they weigh 5 grams with the cap and hold 90ml of liquid.

Has anyone used these to carry alcohol for their stove? I filled one with denatured alcohol and let it sit for a week and it doesn't explode when I squeeze it gently so I don't think it will be a problem, but wanted to check to see if anyone else has any experience with them.

USA Duane Hall
(hikerduane) - F

Locale: Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
Alcohol Storage Container - GoGo Squeez? on 04/04/2013 09:04:17 MDT Print View

Can you re-introduce unused fuel back into it? Also the issue of having to wear sunglasses when purchasing those for us kidless folks.:)
Duane

Jon Fong
(jonfong) - F - M

Locale: FLAT CAT GEAR
Re: Alcohol Storage Container - GoGo Squeez? on 04/04/2013 09:47:59 MDT Print View

Seems reasonable. My biggest concern is that you mark it apropriately as to not take a swig of it by mistake.

Randy Martin
(randalmartin) - F

Locale: Colorado
Vargo Outdoors on 04/04/2013 09:56:28 MDT Print View

My favorite storage container is from Vargo Outdoors (link below). It has clear markings for fluid oz and holds up to 8oz.

http://www.vargooutdoors.com/backpacking-stoves/alcohol-fuel-bottle.html#.UV2iYVexvcQ

KEN LARSON
(KENLARSON) - MLife

Locale: Western Michigan
Vargo Container on 04/04/2013 10:14:53 MDT Print View

Randy...What type of marker do you use on the container AND does it "hold up" to the alcohol?

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Re: Alcohol Storage Container - GoGo Squeez? on 04/04/2013 10:16:19 MDT Print View

Get some "Mr Yuk" stickers to put on any container with fuel In it.

Mr Yuk

Barry P
(BarryP) - F

Locale: Eastern Idaho (moved from Midwest)
Re: Alcohol Storage Container - GoGo Squeez? on 04/04/2013 10:50:43 MDT Print View

That is a neat bottle. I wish it was clear. I like to quickly see how much fuel is left.
-Barry

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

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Alcohol Storage Container - GoGo Squeez? on 04/04/2013 12:12:13 MDT Print View

"Has anyone used these to carry alcohol for their stove?"

I tried this last year, and it worked. The mouth is very narrow, and that makes it slightly inconvenient for filling or refilling. Some of these food products have an oversized plastic cap to make them more childproof, but you can break away 80% of the plastic to make a normal cap like the photo shows.

I didn't feel as though this flexible container would be terribly durable. You would need to squeeze the air out of it and then pad it with something for transport. That isn't difficult.

A standard transparent or white plastic fuel bottle seems more practical.

--B.G.--

Gary Dunckel
(Zia-Grill-Guy) - MLife

Locale: Boulder
GoGo Squeez on 04/04/2013 12:41:41 MDT Print View

I use them for creamy peanut butter.

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

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: GoGo Squeez on 04/04/2013 12:51:32 MDT Print View

OK, Gary, I give up. How do you get the peanut butter into them?

You must have a titanium syringe.

--B.G.--

Zorg Zumo
(BurnNotice) - F
Re: Alcohol Storage Container - GoGo Squeez? on 04/04/2013 13:07:48 MDT Print View

Seriously dangerous with kids around. Bad enough with adults.

Kevin Babione
(KBabione) - MLife

Locale: Pennsylvania
GoGo Squeez Container on 04/04/2013 13:08:02 MDT Print View

Thanks for the replies. I calculated that I need exactly the 90 ml for my upcoming trip so I'm going to give carrying this a shot. It fits in my pot with the stove so it won't be mixed up with my food (I'm not carrying any of these as food anyway).

When I'm in the field I don't snuff my stove and pour unused back into the container. I know I can boil a pint of water with my 12-10 (Caldera Cone) with 16 ml of alcohol so I usually pour in closer to 18 to make sure and haven't had a problem. I just let it burn out.

I'll also point out that I'm not one who needs a hot drink in the morning. I use my stove only to heat water for my evening meal or for an occasional hot breakfast. I have a three-night trip coming up next weekend and have to light my stove only four times:


  • Dinner, night 1 (12 ounces of water, 15 ml alcohol)
  • Breakfast, day 2 (9 ounces of water, 14 ml alcohol)
  • Dinner, night 2 (16 ounces of water, 18 ml alcohol)
  • Dinner, night 3 (16 ounces of water, 18 ml alcohol)

I like to carry 25 ml "extra" alcohol on a trip over what I calculate I'll use to allow for a little spillage or extra fuel needed for cold water or wind. The 90ml GoGo Squeez couldn't have worked out any better: 65 + 25 = 90

I'll post back on this thread how it goes after my trip.

Gary Dunckel
(Zia-Grill-Guy) - MLife

Locale: Boulder
Getting the peanut butter into the GoGo SqueeX container on 04/04/2013 13:27:37 MDT Print View

Here is the thing you need, Bob:

http://www.amazon.com/Monoject-Curved-412-Syringes-5pcs/dp/B007Y8230G

Cut half the syringe tip off to make the opening bigger.

I warm up the peanut butter in the microwave to thin it, then use a Popsicle stick to load the syringe, put the plunger in place, and squirt the goods into the container. It takes several syringe loads to fill up the GoGo, and you have to tap the bottom of the container to get the peanut butter to settle to the bottom, and then I purge air for the next syringe load. When done, it's a sweet way to carry 3-4 oz. of peanut butter. It's a fairly messy job to fill the containers, but it's only a once-a-year thing, and of course the shelf life is great.

Andrew Zajac
(AZajac)

Locale: South West
tum-e yummies! on 04/04/2013 13:30:12 MDT Print View

just fill with alcohol

This is my personal choice. Mostly due to cheapness and how easy it is to find.

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

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Getting the peanut butter into the GoGo SqueeX container on 04/04/2013 13:31:29 MDT Print View

Gary, I guess you know that they sell peanut butter in foil and plastic pouches. That could save you a lot of work unless you are loading your own custom homemade peanut butter.

--B.G.--

Randy Martin
(randalmartin) - F

Locale: Colorado
Re: Vargo Container on 04/04/2013 13:32:56 MDT Print View

Ken, on the opposite of the bottle are pre-marked ounce indicators.

Gary Dunckel
(Zia-Grill-Guy) - MLife

Locale: Boulder
@ Bob on 04/04/2013 13:37:11 MDT Print View

But some meals (like Asian noodle concoctions) only require a small amount of peanut butter, not a whole pack of Justin's. The GoGo allows me to dispense only what is needed. And it's not work at all. I just wait for an all-day December blizzard and play in the kitchen, fiddle-geek that I am.

Jason G
(JasonG) - F

Locale: iceberg lake
rum runner on 04/04/2013 14:38:58 MDT Print View

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=28899


http://www.rumrunnerflasks.com/


http://www.easytravelerinc.com/flasks.aspx

Tim Anderson
(tim@bikeswitzerland.com) - F
I've used this for alcohol on 04/04/2013 14:45:36 MDT Print View

I have used the above container for alcohol. The only shortcoming is dispensing, as the flow is a bit much. I've found a restrictor that works.
It doesn't need to be transparent, as the volume of the squeezy indicates the contents. I don't care about measuring marks either, as I know how full I have to fill my stove for a given meal.

Gregory Stein
(tauneutrino) - F

Locale: Upper Galilee
Re: rum runner on 04/04/2013 15:09:27 MDT Print View

Looking good. Their 8 oz flask is good for alcohol.
Any info on their weight?