Subscribe Contribute Advertise Facebook Twitter Instagram Forums Newsletter
What do you carry you butters in
Display Avatars Sort By:
Jessica Rankin
(JessiD87)
What do you carry your butters in on 04/18/2013 08:15:06 MDT Print View

Question for you guys. Working on food for a trip and was trying to figure out a good way to carry stuff like almond/peanut butter other than a hard sided plastic container. I was considering using pastry bags with screw on caps and heat sealing the other end.
Any thoughts and what do you guys use.

Jess

Edited by JessiD87 on 04/30/2013 22:21:51 MDT.

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: What do you carry you butters in on 04/18/2013 08:21:55 MDT Print View

I normally carry Justin's butter packets (almond or peanut). They're convenient and light, but I can see the appeal of a reusable or DIY solution, especially if you're needing a lot of it.

Hh

Edited by T.L. on 04/18/2013 08:24:09 MDT.

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Re: What do you carry you butters in on 04/18/2013 08:31:15 MDT Print View

Food tubes

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: What do you carry you butters in on 04/18/2013 09:02:47 MDT Print View

I carry packets as well - be it Justin's or Artisina Organics or others.

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Re: Re: What do you carry you butters in on 04/18/2013 09:10:42 MDT Print View

Nick, is that polenta and motor oil in those tubes? :)

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Re: Re: Re: What do you carry you butters in on 04/18/2013 13:34:38 MDT Print View

Supposed to be some sort of "organic" honey from a health food store. Come to think of it, it did taste funny.

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

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: What do you carry you butters in on 04/18/2013 13:38:00 MDT Print View

Now we will have to do an overhaul on Nick's innards.

--B.G.--

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: What do you carry you butters in on 04/18/2013 14:10:59 MDT Print View

Well lubricated innards should clean out the sludge and carbon build-up?

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: What do you carry you butters in on 04/18/2013 14:18:22 MDT Print View

>Well lubricated innards should clean out the sludge and carbon build-up?

Well, yes. But you're gonna have to bring a LOT more TP.

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

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: What do you carry you butters in on 04/18/2013 14:20:34 MDT Print View

Nick probably uses more STP than TP.

--B.G.--

Casey Bowden
(clbowden) - MLife

Locale: Berkeley Hills
Organic Honey on 04/18/2013 15:11:06 MDT Print View

>> Supposed to be some sort of "organic" honey from a health food store. Come to think of it, it did taste funny.

Unless you keep track of which flowers the bees pollinate, its pretty hard to say that honey is organic. This seems like something --B.G.-- would have mentioned.

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Organic Honey on 04/18/2013 15:41:50 MDT Print View

"Unless you keep track of which flowers the bees pollinate, its pretty hard to say that honey is organic."

Oh, I am sure it is marketing voodo at the health food store. I asked my wife to buy the golden stuff at the supermarket. Maybe they are range-fed bees?

Casey Bowden
(clbowden) - MLife

Locale: Berkeley Hills
Re: What do you carry you butters in on 04/18/2013 15:59:30 MDT Print View

To boost calories and flavor I often bring...butter.

My 573 kcal oatmeal recipe is:
1/2 cup instant oatmeal (140 kcal)
1/2 cup non-fat powdered milk (120 kcal)
2 tbsp butter (200 kcal)
1 tbsp brown sugar (48 kcal)
1/8 cup raisins (65 kcal)
1/8 tsp salt (o kcal)
pinch cinnamon (0 kcal)

At home, in a Ziploc bag, combine all ingredients (make sure the butter is covered by the oatmeal and milk in case it melts a little). On the trail, bring 1 cup of water to a boil, add mix, stir, bring to boil again while still stirring, remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes in cozy with lid.

Jessica Rankin
(JessiD87)
your butters on 04/19/2013 09:02:23 MDT Print View

So...thanks for the comments and thoughts and...ewwww?

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Re: Organic Honey on 04/19/2013 10:13:15 MDT Print View

Buy your honey locally - find a small farmer and support them :-) That way you can get it raw and know it is really honey - and not "honey washed" faux honey from China. That and you support your local bees, who pollinate your local crops!