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Cole Crawford
(CDC43339) - F

Locale: Omaha
Beverage / Cooking Koozie on 04/24/2013 12:58:33 MDT Print View

Just picked up one of these for a new cookpot / mug. I'll be using it mostly for basic boil + pasta or similar. What do people use as koozies / insulators for these while you're waiting for your food to heat up?

Edited by CDC43339 on 04/24/2013 12:59:05 MDT.

Ben Crocker
(alexdrewreed) - M

Locale: Kentucky
Koozie on 04/24/2013 13:05:09 MDT Print View

I use reflectix metalic bubble wrap from Lowe's. You can cut it to fit exactly as you want.

Hikin' Jim
(hikin_jim) - MLife

Locale: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Re: Koozie on 04/24/2013 13:22:59 MDT Print View

Reflectix works well. Sometimes I just use my hat.



HJ
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Cole Crawford
(CDC43339) - F

Locale: Omaha
Windshield shield on 04/24/2013 13:34:29 MDT Print View

Reflectix looks somewhat like a car windshield cover to me. Are they somewhat comparable? I'd rather cut one of those up for MYOG than buy 25 feet of Reflectix

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

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Windshield shield on 04/24/2013 13:41:24 MDT Print View

Some upscale hardware stores sell Reflectix by the foot.

--B.G.--

And E
(LunchANDYnner) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Reflectix, neoprene on 04/24/2013 13:45:09 MDT Print View

I used to use my MYOG reflectix cozy, but I've since made a neoprene one and use that one now. Nice thing about the rolls of reflectix Is that you can use it for other things too, like a sleeping pad to supplement what you've got, etc.

Ian Destroyer of Forums
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Windshield shield on 04/24/2013 15:04:29 MDT Print View

"Reflectix looks somewhat like a car windshield cover to me. Are they somewhat comparable? I'd rather cut one of those up for MYOG than buy 25 feet of Reflectix"

I made one out of a windshield cover which worked just fine. I could put a pot in it fresh off of the stove without damaging the material. I saw that they aren't all made the same so YMMV.

I saw that the Refectix was noticebly thicker and presumably offered better insulation so my A.R.tendencies kicked in and I had to buy a roll.

Paul Mason
(dextersp1) - F
Re: Beverage / Cooking Koozie on 04/24/2013 15:34:47 MDT Print View

Does that thing have a lid? If not, get or make one. You will use more fuel and the food will get cold while you wait for it to rehydrate (depending upon conditions) without a lid.

Refletix is the the way to go. I've been using a Refletix cozy with freezer bags in the Co. mts - 20/30s temps - for freeze dried eggs and bacon, mac and cheese.

Boil water, wait 10 min and a hot meal - great.

Edited by dextersp1 on 04/24/2013 15:44:40 MDT.

Ian Destroyer of Forums
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Beverage / Cooking Koozie on 04/24/2013 16:12:01 MDT Print View

"Just picked up one of these for a new cookpot / mug."

3.2 oz for a 24 oz capacity aluminum mug? Not too shabby! Have you received it yet and if so, is the quoted weight legit?

Cole Crawford
(CDC43339) - F

Locale: Omaha
Received on 04/24/2013 16:19:28 MDT Print View

I just got it today. First impressions are solid. The way the handles are attached to the main mug body by some flat studs of some sort. The rivets would probably damage a nalgene, which is what I think it's designed to fit around, but few BPL'ers will be using those anyway. Can't comment on the weight because I don't own a scale that accurate but by the good old heft test, I'd say it's pretty close. Great deal for someone who doesn't want to spend two or three times as much on ti or deal with the potential cooking difficulties.

Cole Crawford
(CDC43339) - F

Locale: Omaha
lid on 04/24/2013 16:21:11 MDT Print View

No included lid is the biggest downside, but I'll get to flex my DIY muscles and make one so that's fine. Any suggestions on that?

Ian Destroyer of Forums
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Pie tin or foil on 04/24/2013 16:55:03 MDT Print View

I just use foil but other seem to like making them out of a pie tin. I was going to replace my SP 700 with a SP 600 but now I'm not so sure. That's a good find and thanks for sharing.