DIY: homemade tailgator/camping/SHTF spice rack

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by Seven, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. Seven

    Seven New Member

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    IMO this is a cool trick to make your own travel spice rack for whatever.
    This is something most everybody can do with what they already have around the house.

    What you'll need:
    straws (clear work best)
    heat source (I waited till my wife went to work and used her hair thingy)
    scissors
    spices, sauces, oils of your choice

    Perks:
    solid container (beats a ziploc bag)
    small funnel (just makes loading the spices easier)
    silica packet (meh)

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    It's pretty simple.
    1. Using heat seal the bottom of a straw.
    2. Load your spice. I used ¼, ½, and 1 teaspoon increments. Play with it, use what works best for you. I loaded small amounts of pepper, large amounts of sugar.
    3. After loading your spice cut the straw leaving enough room to seal the top.
    4. Seal the top...

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    Load up various straws. Make whatevers you want. If you don't have clear straws just use a Sharpie to label each stick.

    *TIP*
    If you use your wife's hair thingy to seal your straws, clean the evidences before she gets home. Ask me how I know.

    As Emeril says...BAAM! That's it. You're finished.

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  2. Seven

    Seven New Member

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    I'm limited to 4 photos, so here are a couple more. I used a 60dr. pill bottle as my container for my straws. You can order them online, but usually you have to buy in bulk. If you know a local mom n' pop pharmacy they will probably give you their empties.

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    Here's a larger picture of a finished packet.

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    For my future straws, I'll leave more empty room at the top end of the straws to make cutting them open with a knife easier.
     
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  3. Troy Michalik

    Troy Michalik Is it Friday yet? Supporter

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    Seven,
    That right there is handy! Way to go. Light weight, air tight, moisture proof, spill proof.

    That sir, is going in the backpack on the next trip.
     
  4. NitroxAZ

    NitroxAZ New Member

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    Great idea. Thanks for sharing.
     
  5. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Most excellent Seven!

    With as much camping that I have done, I need to ask, "...why didn't I think of this?"

    More good stuff from the members of the FTF!
     
  6. Boyerracing343

    Boyerracing343 New Member Supporter

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    Very nice post, and a useful idea. Thanks for sharing.
     
  7. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Good stuff Seven. Thanks.
     
  8. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    So how big of a conniption did your wife have?
     
  9. fireguy

    fireguy New Member

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    Great idea! I'm going to do some experimenting with the vacuum sealer to see it the heating element will work for this.
     
  10. Seven

    Seven New Member

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    $15 worth. :eek: But I have my very own used straw sealer now.
     
  11. Neophyte1

    Neophyte1 New Member

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    Beatings; :)

    Seven: Sir, I know of your brilliance; hahaha. Sir, :)

    you have some wonderful and simple ideas:) Thanks for sharing:)
     
  12. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Hahaha. I knew she'd figure out it was used for sealing straws. I don't blame her, I'd be ticked, too.