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Offline russ999rocket

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Food Containers when Camping
« on: October 10, 2018, 05:26:42 PM »
My Mrs insists on taking Coffee, Powdered Milk, Sugar and Tea in round plastic Tupperware cartons that take up a lot of space and don't exactly fit vey well into panniers etc.

Anyone know of a better way to take 2 weeks worth on a bike?
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Re: Food Containers when Camping
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2018, 05:48:49 PM »
You do not want to keep in the panniers, friend of mine had a bear eat through his bmw plastic ones to get to his candy bars one night. Not good. Not sure if givi would warrantee a bear attack on a set of Treker bags. Put on separate bag and hang from a tree is the best option. :169: :169:

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Re: Food Containers when Camping
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2018, 05:55:30 PM »
I use ziplock bags instead of Tupperware as they take up a lot less space.  Put the individual items into small sandwich bags and then put the lot into a gallon freezer bag.  This will help with space but not so much with bears.  Good luck.

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Re: Food Containers when Camping
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2018, 06:12:08 PM »
 :0461: that's the way to go... :460:
My aluminum paniers are (mostly) bear proof

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Re: Food Containers when Camping
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2018, 07:51:39 PM »
*Originally Posted by Hawk281 [+]
You do not want to keep in the panniers, friend of mine had a bear eat through his bmw plastic ones to get to his candy bars one night. Not good. Not sure if givi would warrantee a bear attack on a set of Treker bags. Put on separate bag and hang from a tree is the best option. :169: :169:

I wonder how many bears are to be found in Swindon?

But handy thing to know when travelling in bear country...
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Re: Food Containers when Camping
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2018, 07:54:01 PM »
*Originally Posted by russ999rocket [+]
My Mrs insists on taking Coffee, Powdered Milk, Sugar and Tea in round plastic Tupperware cartons that take up a lot of space and don't exactly fit vey well into panniers etc.

Anyone know of a better way to take 2 weeks worth on a bike?

have you seen nescafe all in one sachets?
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Re: Food Containers when Camping
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2018, 09:42:49 PM »
*Originally Posted by mrgrumpy2 [+]
I wonder how many bears are to be found in Swindon?

But handy thing to know when travelling in bear country...

not many bears but lots of cougars...... :015: :015: :015:
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Re: Food Containers when Camping
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2018, 09:44:37 PM »
*Originally Posted by mrgrumpy2 [+]
have you seen nescafe all in one sachets?

its the powdered milk that is the problem, she takes about 500ml of the stuff!

The Coffee sachets are good but we would need about 6 per day, 200 for a couple of weeks
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Re: Food Containers when Camping
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2018, 09:56:57 PM »
Here in the colonies, we have many things to deal with when riding. Large animals on the road, large animals wanting to eat our food and assorted small animals trying to make our lives miserable. We don't have the issue of missing tea time, traffic isssues or constant rain. :031:

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Re: Food Containers when Camping
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2018, 10:15:26 PM »
Firstly use square containers and secondly, camp near shops.

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