Posts Tagged ‘burning man cup’

The Holy GRAIL!?

August 8, 2016


Bring Your Own Cup!!!

Not just for bars and booze, you could find yourself being offered a fresh fruit smoothie, some homemade ice cream, curry or any number of things you will want a vessel for.

A lot of people just use a water bottle. I try to keep things minimal. Carabiner cups have been my go-to burn cup most all these years. Until now, having stumbled upon the Hydaway. 

Whoa.Packs up small AND doesn’t spill? No more getting a fresh drink only to hop on my bike and spill it everywhere?! Nah, it can’t be that great…can it?

It’s heavier than I thought, but a decent size.


I got the 21 oz, vs the 12 oz, thinking it’d be good to also keep on hand for water (can’t get enough of the stuff out there). Plus, the 12 oz is just the 21’s upper half. Here’s the 21, not pulled out all the way, aka the 12 oz


vs the full size 21 oz


It’s weird, for sure. It’s also surprisingly difficult to pull out all the way. Works best with the lid off, so you can grab down into the bottle while you pull on the tab thingy on the bottom. Also ended up not really saving any more space than my cup


BUT it’s spill-proof. I filled it with water and shook it around. Will still use my Platypus on the plane, weighs less, takes up more room, but excited to see how this works out for misc. usage on the playa.

Travel muggery…

July 31, 2010

Looking for the Vitalyte, I found this collapsible mug:

“Collapsible bellows design collapses to 1.7 high disc. Folding handle folds flat or extends to lock in two positions for eating and drinking or for scooping and measuring. Sure-sealing lid made of Infinity Clear Polypropylene screws into the rim of the mug to keep your meals in and the outdoors out.”

Pro: space saver

Con: Handle seems mildly useless, nothing to hook it onto something with

Pro: How can you not like a company with romance on their mind?

Pro: you can measure with it

PRO: I just found out there’s an REI store about two hours from my haus…mmmmmm….camping gadgets whoring…

Con: Don’t get this shower, it sucks

Sea to Summit Pocket Shower

I used it once, it was OK. A pain in the butt if you can’t get it high enough (because you’re short and/or there aren’t any trees to hang it from. AKA: me), but still pretty handy for water storage, if nothing else. Except the second time, I filled it up, hung it, and woke up to a large wet spot and not much water left.

The nozzle, even when fully twisted shut, leaks and drips. Yes, it is compact and lightweight and easy to use, but, if a shower doesn’t hold water, you can’t use it!