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Old 05-19-2006, 05:03 PM   #1
 
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So obviously I'm going to be eatting cheap when I'm hostelin' it, and making plenty of pots of pasta and rice and whatever food I can steal from street children. Now, to get the most for my buck (what's slang for Euro?), I thought it would be great to bring some tupperware to store for a midnight snack on the Rail or to possibly trade to a Gypsy to get them to remove the curse I got from another Gypsy.

But Mack! What about pack space!?

Worry not, my friends! Collapsible Tupperware is here!

http://www.bookofjoe.com/2004/09/flatout_collaps.html

or for something more accessible...

http://www.rubbermaid.com/rubbermaid/colla...lapsibles.jhtml


So you guys think these'll help? I haven't really heard any talk of Tupperware on here. I'm thinking a few rubberbands around them as well, so you don't get beans all over your pack.
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So what I need to know is, what keeps it from collapsing when there's stuff in it? Something liquidy, like soup perhaps??
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i would think that if there is soup in there the pressure should stop it from collapsing on itself, but u might want to pop it in a plastic bag to be extra safe.

btw whats wrong with a pack of sandwich/zip-lock bags instead of tupperware in the first place?
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So what I need to know is, what keeps it from collapsing when there's stuff in it? Something liquidy, like soup perhaps??
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And I think they're fairly firm and require a bit of pressure to collapse.

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Personally, I'd be very wary of ziplock bags. Rips and the seals not holding. I guess you could make due with the reversed-double-bag method; one bag upside down in another bag right-side up.

I'm thinking mainly messy foods here, not sandwiches. Beans, rice, stews and such. The best benefit for me would probably be just peace of mind. Like a moneybelt. For food.
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the ethnic group that you call gypsies are actually known as Roma.

For more info why not check this post out roma
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I'm thinking mainly messy foods here, not sandwiches.* Beans, rice, stews and such. The best benefit for me would probably be just peace of mind.* Like a moneybelt.* For food.
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HEE. Good idea, thanks.
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Hmm.. after getting sick of losing Tupperware lids almost constantly, I started just putting everything into Ziploc (or other decent brand) heavy-duty freezer/storage bags. I actually roll up a good dozen or so of them and put them in my backpack when traveling. They come in handy for all sorts of stuff, besides food storage. I haven't had a spill yet, and I don't get frustrated looking for the g*©@mn m&%erf^©#ing lids.
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Yeah, we're ziploc packers, too - we don't normally pack too much food around, but they do the trick for shampoo or medicine, so why not food? Also, you might throw in a couple of smaller bags to tuck your camera or other electronics in if you get into a downpour or face a long walk in the rain - just in case your pack isn't as watertight as you imagined...

The concept of collapsible tupperware is a good one - in Japan we had collapsible drinking glasses that we used for picnics and stuff. They worked fine, although you'd want to make sure they were REALLY clean before collapsing them, or you can get food and gunk in the cracks, but even though they're smaller when closed, they still take up more room than baggies. And you can wash out the ziploc bags and reuse them, too, so you don't have to take a ton along.

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