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Hog On Ice
2015-05-16, 17:48
I found a new (to me) container for rehydrating rice dishes from Knorr - the container is a plastic jar used by Dole for some of their fruits:

http://www.dole.com/~/media/Images/Products/Fruit%20in%20Plastic%20Jars/List%20Page%20Thumbnails/03096CFSizingShadowSQ.ashx

this works quite well for typical Knorr rice things I would use on the trail - for ex.:

http://www.knorr.com/Images/1020/1020-766915-Product_Red_Beans_and_Rice_272x335.png

Plus - the container is lighter than the one I used to use;
- measuring water is real easy - pour in the Knorr rice side bag contents and then fill with water to the line that is where the top of the Dole label would go;
- top is secure enough to carry container with water etc. in one's pack if one is careful enough to not crush the container - ie side pocket or top of pack are good places to put the filled container;

Minus - there is a small grove near the top of the container that is just the right size for catching the bits of pasta that Knorr includes in their rice sides - sometimes needs a toothpick to get the pasta out of this grove

note that it will take approx 2 hours to rehydrate the rice dish without cooking; eating from the jar works well with a long handled spoon - this is the one I use:

http://www.rei.com/zoom/cc/81c3ee7b-0723-481a-9997-32265e8f025f.jpg/440

SGT Rock
2015-05-16, 20:01
I like it.

john pickett
2015-05-17, 09:04
Are you adding boiling water or cold?

Hog On Ice
2015-05-17, 09:07
cold water - that is the way it is when stoveless

SGT Rock
2015-05-17, 19:50
I've done this some, and of course when I would eat MREs cold. What will be interesting now is to see what meals taste OK done this way.

Superman
2015-05-17, 19:52
We used to do that with LRRP rations back in the 60s.

john pickett
2015-05-17, 20:06
Stoveless, Duh! need more coffee.

Ewker
2015-05-18, 11:55
interesting idea. I have used an old Gatorade plastic container 5821 to make a pasta salad using Ramen noodles. Only problem was the container did leak. I'm pretty sure Sgt. Rock was the one who first suggested that container

Crikey
2015-05-18, 12:48
interesting idea. I have used an old Gatorade plastic container 5821 to make a pasta salad using Ramen noodles. Only problem was the container did leak. I'm pretty sure Sgt. Rock was the one who first suggested that container

Oh hell. Container. I thought by the picture it was a cooler. Been lugging this fucker around for weeks. Made enough to eat for the whole time though.

5822

SGT Rock
2015-05-19, 07:56
interesting idea. I have used an old Gatorade plastic container 5821 to make a pasta salad using Ramen noodles. Only problem was the container did leak. I'm pretty sure Sgt. Rock was the one who first suggested that container

I used one of those for a long time. Worked well for me.

Sargevining
2015-05-25, 09:31
Oh hell. Container. I thought by the picture it was a cooler. Been lugging this fucker around for weeks. Made enough to eat for the whole time though.

5822

I'm going to the gear room right now and getting that glass Kool Aid pitcher out of my pack.