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#82460 - 11/08/07 10:19 AM Re: how to pack oil and other... [Re: hikerduane]
Earthling Offline
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Dang! Duane I thought all Pinto seats came oily <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" /> miss that little old puke green wagon, it took me so many places as a teenager <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />

How could I miss that use Paul <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" /> of course bike chain oiler <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />

I find the 'weight' of old contct lens solution bottles pretty negligible myself in the wee 2-8oz size plastic.
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#82461 - 11/10/07 01:06 PM Re: how to pack oil and other... [Re: hootyhoo]
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Try the little Tabasco bottles that come with the MRE's also good for Chlorox.

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#82462 - 11/12/07 02:45 PM Re: how to pack oil and other... [Re: spk]
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Those glass bottles are a pita to refill, and weigh more than the contents you fill them with......buzzer.....Try again <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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#82463 - 11/13/07 05:39 PM Re: how to pack oil and other... [Re: Earthling]
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Use a eye dropper,also the thicker glass adds protection and you can further protect the glass by use of shrink tubing.

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#82464 - 01/17/08 10:15 AM Re: how to pack oil and other... [Re: blacklite]
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[old thread, but I had meant to chime in earlier...]

I think one mark of a backpacker is that he or she will wander around grocery and drug stores looking for small and odd-shaped containers to be converted for some essential backpacking function.

Still, if you find yourself buying an assortment of contact lens cleaning solutions and you don't wear contacts, you might think about trying these PET oval bottles from U.S. Plastics. The flattish oval shape is good for packing, they're easy to clean, lightweight, and the caps seal liquids without fail.

I purchased an assortment ranging from 2-ounce capacity to 16 in two-ounce increments, including a supply of normal and flip-top caps, and I use them all the time. Of course, my eye occasionally wanders in the drugstore aisles... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

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#82465 - 01/17/08 10:24 AM Re: how to pack oil and other... [Re: blacklite]
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Campmor has an entire assortment of all kinds of 1- 8 oz. bottles some with dispenser tops and some with threaded tops. You should be able to find some thing that you can use at campmor... Hope this helps...Happy trekking...sabre11104...



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#82466 - 01/17/08 11:20 AM Re: how to pack oil and other... [Re: spk]
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What we use for alcohol for the alkky stoves are the 12 oz flat lighter fluid re-fill bottles. I just dump out the original fuel, snap the top off, pour the alcohol in and snap the top back on. They have never leaked. I have a new one and an old one (the label is worn off) and neither of them have leaked. They are also fairly flat so they pack pretty well too!!! Hope this helps...Happy Trekking...sabre11004



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#82467 - 02/10/08 07:58 PM Re: how to pack oil and other... email for help [Re: blacklite]
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Registered: 12/23/07
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When I decided I would upgrade my gear last year, I sent a blanket email to all of my friends and family requesting that they save their empty plastic bottles and containers for me, in all sizes up to 32 ounces. The response has been over whelming, and I still receive them. I've kept only the lightest, and strongest, with the tightest seals, and the most unique shapes, and threw out the others. I now have dozens of quality, light weight, unique, plastic bottles and containers in all shapes and sizes from 1/2 ounce to 32 ounce and all for free.

Soak the bottles in dishwasher powder and hot water to remove the labels. WD-40 will remove the label glue from most anything. Lacquer thinner works faster to remove label glue and even painted on labels, but will damage some types of plastic if left on too long. After washing the bottles out, be sure to leave the lids off until the bottles are completely dry inside, to avoid mildew build up. Brum
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#82468 - 02/13/08 02:17 PM Re: how to pack oil and other... [Re: blacklite]
momo Offline
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Registered: 01/17/08
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Loc: Chicago, IL
I found that those kid-sized Gatorade bottles are great for carrying oils, syrups, liquids, etc. They are lightweight and extremely durable. Plus the Gatorade tastes pretty good!

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#82469 - 02/16/08 04:29 AM Re: how to pack oil and other... [Re: blacklite]
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Registered: 11/23/07
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Loc: Upstate NY
I use recycled bottles as others have mentioned. But only for longer trips where I will be using 4 ounces (or more) of olive oil on the trip. If I only need an ounce or two, I bring these:

http://www.minimus.biz/detail.aspx?ID=7815

Sometimes you can get them from Italian restaurants that do take-out. I also get packets of grated parmesan/romano cheese from them. I have a tupperware container in my pantry which I store all kinds of take-out packets from take-out restaurants and hotels.

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