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Olive Oil Container

Postby oldranger » Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:23 pm

Got all my plans for next summer reasonably firm. Now gear check. Is there a light bombproof, nonleaking container for olive oil on the market? I had really bad leakage issues this past summer.

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Re: Olive Oil Container

Postby markskor » Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:32 pm

I use a smaller nalgene bottle - 4 or 6 oz. size - REI.
Plastic water bottles just do not cut it for olive oil...learned that the hard way too.
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Re: Olive Oil Container

Postby sparky » Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:48 pm

In my experience keeping the thread and cap clean an preventing it from getting smashed has eliminated leakage. I could be wrong here but I dont think oil leaks out it comes from leftovers on the cap.

Anyway a few years ago I picked up a new generic plastic food grade container from the army navy store. Im extremely careful with it and i dont pour any in the cap. I have zero leakage. I wipe the threads before I put the lid on. No idea if it is a better container or just the technique. My oil in the cupboard is covered in oil not from leakage....its from using the cap to as a measuring spoon.
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Re: Olive Oil Container

Postby Wandering Daisy » Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:19 pm

Just to be safe, I pack my oil bottle (the 8-oz flask from REI) upright in my pack and am careful that when it is in the bear can it remains upright. I also put it inside a plastic bag and tie the bag. I have never had oil get out all over everything. You may try finding an O-ring that fits the cap and see if that helps.
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Re: Olive Oil Container

Postby freestone » Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:20 pm

I've never had any problems with plastic bottles that have a flip style dispenser top. Just flip it up and squeeze. Make sure the bottle is not too full, or consider single serving sizes if your counting grams and calories:

http://www.minimus.biz/Marconi-Organic- ... -1100.aspx
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Re: Olive Oil Container

Postby rlown » Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:30 pm

smaller nalgene bottle guy myself like Mark. never had a leak, but as WD said, I do put it in a ziplock, and then right in a side pocket on my pack, upright. At night, if i've room, it goes in the can.

On my way up from sea level, that and the fuel bottles are all stored upright in an old plastic milk crate in the truck, and then I crack them open every once in a while, so as to relieve pressure.
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Re: Olive Oil Container

Postby oldranger » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:35 pm

My last trip I used a 4 oz nalgene bottle. When I noticed that it had leaked a little I tried tightening it a little and the bottle, made of the flexible opaque stuff, shattered in my hands. I think it was close to 20 years old, though. Just a warning even nalgene has a limited lifespan.

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Re: Olive Oil Container

Postby gary c. » Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:42 am

I've been carrying the single serving size packets like the one in the link below. I put the packets in a ziplock and then put that bag in another that holds the rest of my spices. At first I was afraid that the packets might burst but I don't think there is enough air in them for that to happen. At least I've never had one leak yet.

http://www.minimus.biz/Marconi-Organic- ... -1100.aspx
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Re: Olive Oil Container

Postby oldranger » Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:52 am

Gary

Thanks for the tip! Proves even an old dog can learn new tricks. Much better packing in the Bearicade!

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Re: Olive Oil Container

Postby maverick » Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:53 pm

Hi Mike

Been using these for years for my EVO, either the 4 oz or 8 oz depending on the length
of the trip. http://www.rei.com/product/402055/nalge ... le-4-fl-oz
Usually pack it inside of a freezer-zip lock bag.
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Re: Olive Oil Container

Postby oldranger » Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:55 pm

Maverick

That is exactly what disentigrated in my hands!

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Re: Olive Oil Container

Postby rlown » Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:15 pm

oldranger wrote:Maverick

That is exactly what disentigrated in my hands!

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break down and buy a replacement every few years.. even fuel containers don't last forever.
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