Packaging spices and herbs

Posted by: Michal_Babinec

Packaging spices and herbs - 04/24/08 02:26 AM

Hi, I am a student on the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration and we are currently working on a seminar project concerning spices and herbs. In the course of our project we found out that users prefer space-saving packaging when it comes to herbs and spices.

I believe that the need to save space as much as possible is a big issue when it comes to backpacking. Therefore I would like to ask you, how do you package your herbs and spices when you go backpacking, hiking or camping so they take out the least space possible? What are the problems you experience? Have you thought about your own space-saving solutions? Or do you know anyone who has?

I would be very greatful for any insights or comments to this issue. Thank you very much for your help!
Posted by: DTape

Re: Packaging spices and herbs - 04/24/08 02:49 AM

I use the miniature zip type bags like you would see drugs being dealt it.

"It is oregano, really!"
Posted by: chaz

Re: Packaging spices and herbs - 04/24/08 07:31 AM

I use large diameter straws like the ones found at mcdonalds. Fold over one end and seal with a bic lighter. Then, using a homemade paper funnel pour in the amount of spice you want to carry, cut off the unused length of straw leaving enough to fold over and seal. Use just enough heat to start to melt the plastic and pinch closed with my fingers. Be careful though, if you heat the plastic too much it can stick to your fingers and blister them. To use the contents, cut off the end and pour what you need and reseal. Thats it! simple, small and lightweight. Oh, BTW you can use a marker to label the contents on the straw.
Posted by: Stevenfolly

Re: Packaging spices and herbs - 04/24/08 09:50 AM

One of my favorite things to bring is my little soy packets from a restaurant.
Posted by: midnightsun03

Re: Packaging spices and herbs - 04/28/08 09:02 AM

Uh, Chaz... why not use pliers to pinch your straws closed and prevent flesh wounds?
Posted by: happy_trails_01

Re: Packaging spices and herbs - 04/28/08 12:40 PM

Awesome idea, especially paired with use of pliars to seal closed.