SGT Rock's Hiking H.Q.


Lemonade Bowl-Jar-Cup


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One of my handiest creations is my lemonade jar. In 2000 I was thru-hiking the Pinhoti trail in Alabama. On the second or third day I lost my coffee cup, so now I was without a way to drink coffee, I had a jar of Gatorade with me, so I emptied the jar and used it for a cup. But I immediately found it worked for pudding, soup, as Tupperware for leftovers, and for a few other things. I loved it! The only real drawback was that all these ridges made it hard to clean.

Another hiker I told about my discovery recommended I try a jar from Country Time Lemonade. I did and it worked great. Here is what you should do:

1. Empty the container. Wash and rinse it. 2. Take off the lid and peel off the label. 3. With scissors or a knife, cut off the plastic above the threads. This part serves no purpose and can actually make a mess sometimes.
New cup cozy
4. After you cut the top, use a knife to smooth it down. 5. Now your done. 6. Use some polypro, fiberglass, or old foam pad to make a cozy.

Uses: Mixing bowl, coffee mug, measuring cup, cereal bowl, water container, re-hydration chamber for ramen, beans, rice, pasta. The top cup has two lines for measuring, the bottom one is 1/2 cup, and the top one is one cup.

Note, the top is perfect for making two packets of grits, cream of wheat, or oatmeal, while the bottom is good for 24 ounces of coffee!