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dropkick
2008-01-27, 03:12
samhain was talking about making a cozy from reflectix so I decided to find my old post about making mine.
It was difficult for me to find so I decided to clip it and repost it (along with the bad pictures).


I started with a widemouth lexan container from REI.
(I would rather clean the mug instead of carrying the plastic bags, plus I wanted something to rehydrate in while hiking)
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2006-3/1165284/mug.JPG

Then I made a cover out of a car window shade (reflectix).
I doubled the material for better insulating qualities and made a top and bottom.
I used packing tape (wide scotch tape) to hold it together.
Measuring was fairly easy. I used the mug to get a rough estimate, cut larger, then trimmed.
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2006-3/1165284/apart2.jpg
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2006-3/1165284/apart.jpg
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2006-3/1165284/002.jpg



The mug is 2 times bigger than what I was originally looking for. It has graduated markings up to 28 fl. oz. (800 ml).
- I wasn't able to find a 1 1/2 cup or pint size lexan container with a wide mouth and straight sides, so I settled for this.
On the plus side, it is easy to eat from and clean, I don't have to worry about spills from overfilling, has a good handle and a watertight screw on lid, and I can make one large or two regular meals in it at the same time with no problems.
- Even if I found a pint sized lexan now I don't know if I'd trade, as I am very happy with this mug.
Its' only real minus is that it weighs about 6 oz. (170 grams). --But that isn't really very much and as I'm not a gram weenie it doesn't really bother me.

dropkick
2008-03-26, 02:42
I wrote about this post over at Tom Mangans' blog http://www.tommangan.net
Then I tried bringing this post up and the pictures wouldn't come up. So I'm adding these attachments.

oops56
2008-03-26, 08:48
Speaking of cozy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2qFKAXivf0

enviro
2008-03-26, 11:29
Nice idea, but he sure wouldn't be handling the pot that way if it was hot and full of boiling water.

oops56
2008-03-26, 13:14
Dam i thought the pot cozy did the cooking so i need a stove also.:ahhhhh:

enviro
2008-03-26, 13:43
Oh I get it! My bad, yeah the cozy probably does do the cooking. If it's not too much trouble let me know how this cozy works for you after a trip.http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/angelic006.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org)