What You'll Need
- A Plastic Bag
- A Marker
- A Measuring Cup
How to Make a Backpacking Measuring Cup
At home, fill a measuing cup with water. Pour the water into a plastic bag. Hold the corner of the bag so that the water goes to the bottom corner of the plastic bag. Take your maker and draw a line to mark the level. If all of your freeze-dried meals take two cups of water then simply mark the two cups point on the bag. If you be measuring out different amounts, you can make as many different lines as you'll need all on the same bag. It's easy. Give it a try.
See the video version of this tip: Backcountry Measuring Cup
Trying to guess the correct amount of water in a freeze-dried meals can go horribly wrong. You don't want your meal to end up being soup or to find dry crunchy chuncks in your meal. After all, a nice warm dinner is such a great thing to look forward to after a long day of hiking. The plastic bag measuring cup weighs almost nothing, takes up no extra room in your pack and it's amazingly accurate. Plus, it only takes a minute to make this at home.
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