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#282544 - 10/18/16 07:29 PM Re: Making Your Pack Food Taste Better [Re: bacpacjac]
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Found one - - - https://www.amazon.com/Norpro-691D-Porcelain-Mortar-Pestle/dp/B000P4SCQ0

Pretty small - 2.5 inch diameter, 1.5 inches tall.


Edited by MoBOB (10/18/16 07:29 PM)
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#282545 - 10/18/16 07:31 PM Re: Making Your Pack Food Taste Better [Re: bacpacjac]
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So, if you carry an M&P with you in your backpack, do you go from being a camp cook to a camp chef?
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#282546 - 10/18/16 07:58 PM Re: Making Your Pack Food Taste Better [Re: MoBOB]
Russ Offline
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Nice, the one I ordered is stainless steel, both mortar & pestle. Things break around here and SS is recommended wink
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#282547 - 10/18/16 08:34 PM Re: Making Your Pack Food Taste Better [Re: MoBOB]
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Originally Posted By: MoBOB
I wasn't implying that you carry an M&P, but I suppose that there must be a way to improvise. Mine is a marble one; not very portable. I may just look around and see what could be small enough for the palm of the hand.


I've got a marble one at home, along with a wooden one, but a you say, they're too big for the field unless car camping. A palm-sized version would be cool!

I think it's a brilliant idea to improvise one, MoBOB. I never really thought of it until you posted earlier. I use rocks all the time to crack open black walnuts and hazel nuts. I don't know why I never thought of using the same process for whole spices. DOH!

I had a similar thought about finding a tiny micro grater. Freshly grated cheese, nutmeg, garlic.... I'm going to end up with my old backpack again if I'm not careful. LOL! Perhaps I'll save this idea for serious camp cooking trips. wink
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#282548 - 10/18/16 10:07 PM Re: Making Your Pack Food Taste Better [Re: MoBOB]
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Originally Posted By: MoBOB
So, if you carry an M&P with you in your backpack, do you go from being a camp cook to a camp chef?


AHAH! Maybe that's the ticket! I dropped some bacon on the fire a couple of winters ago so lost my camp chef status and nearly my camp cook designation as well. Of course the idea of sitting around the fire while they cook for me is very appealing - once they learn what they're doing. wink
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#282550 - 10/18/16 10:41 PM Re: Making Your Pack Food Taste Better [Re: MoBOB]
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Originally Posted By: MoBOB
So, if you carry an M&P with you in your backpack, do you go from being a camp cook to a camp chef?


My favorite pistols are the Smith & Wesson M&P series. So I've had a little bit of cognitive dissonance from this discussion. Carry on.

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#282551 - 10/18/16 11:20 PM Re: Making Your Pack Food Taste Better [Re: bacpacjac]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Originally Posted By: bacpacjac
MRE heaters might be worth checking out, Jeanette Isabelle. I've never used them but they look pretty easy to use and tailored to MREs. I believe you just need water and the MRE packaging. I'm not sure if MREs have decaf coffee but I imagine you could use a non-MRE coffee the same as you would the the coffee that comes in the kit.

MRE heaters are included; do they get water hot enough to make coffee?

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#282552 - 10/18/16 11:28 PM Re: Making Your Pack Food Taste Better [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Originally Posted By: Jeanette_Isabelle
MRE heaters are included; do they get water hot enough to make coffee?


Instant coffee? The word on that is "yes." Brewed coffee? A resounding no.

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#282553 - 10/18/16 11:32 PM Re: Making Your Pack Food Taste Better [Re: bacpacjac]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Originally Posted By: bacpacjac
I just saw this, Jeanette Isabelle, and thought you might find it interesting. Coffee in a Bag: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clNUwdRqiIs

Thanks for the suggestion. I saw those online; I did not know they were that big.

I've used the following in the past when I needed decaffeinated coffee away from home.

http://www.minimus.biz/Folgers-Decaf-Coffee-Singles-F20-1207602-1100.aspx

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#282554 - 10/18/16 11:34 PM Re: Making Your Pack Food Taste Better [Re: chaosmagnet]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Originally Posted By: chaosmagnet
Instant coffee? The word on that is "yes." Brewed coffee? A resounding no.

Thanks. I'll add instant decaffeinated coffee to the emergency kit.

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