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Double Duty Uses for Cups - Creativity Challenge

Last Friday, July 1st, I came across on Twitter a good article on Overland Gourmet. It was a camp kitchen tip on the double duty uses of a camp coffee cup. Always trying to be an advocate of re-use/recycle, I re-tweeted the link via @norcalfj as did Adventure Vehicles. One thing led to another and we decided to come up with a week-long "creativity challenge" to see how many other double duty uses we could come up with by fielding suggestions from our own readers, members, etc. And, so, here we are.


I posted up a discussion thread on NorCal to field some suggestions and folks got pretty creative. Here is the list, in no particular order:


  • Cereal "bowl"
  • To mix up pancake batter
  • Meal "bowl" to hold such delicacies as opg4759's cherry cobbler. Yum!
  • "Basin" to wash your utensils
  • For playing Liar's Dice
  • To rinse a shaving razor in hot water
  • For brushing one's teeth (e.g. to rinse the tooth brush and water for the gargle)
  • Napkin holder
  • To douse a campfire with water
  • Prepare meals such as rice, oatmeal and ramen noodles
  • To warm a baby bottle
  • Hold a multitude of beverage types throughout the day (see: cocktails)
  • Encase fragile items by putting two cups together and securing them
  • Bacon fat catcher for re-use on skillet potatoes
  • and...marmot party hats!


I learned a few extra uses for my Coleman coffee cups I had not considered before. I now look forward to reading what Overland Gourmet and Adventure Vehicles came up with. Links to their blog articles will be updated here when they become available.



So, if you don't already have one, go out and get yourself a handy, trusty camp cup that can be re-used in a multitude of ways and cut down on single-use cups!


Reference links:

Original article on Overland Gourmet: Camp Kitchen Tip: Double Duty

Follow Overland Gourmet on Twitter: @OverlandGourmet

Follow Adventure Vehicles on Twitter: @AdvVehicles


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Comment by potatomutato on July 8, 2011 at 7:32am
updated with Adventure Vehicles' blog link.



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