Originally posted in 2015 - updated in May, 2021
Back in 2015 I made this post about reusing small candy/mint containers to store your spices and similar items for camping. At the time I put it on my site as a reminder to myself that I 'wanted' to get around to doing this.
And I did!
Using old Tic-Tac containers (which I went and bought a multi-pack at Sam's Club for this purpose) I refilled them with not only the obvious salt and black pepper, but other spices I often use in my cooking.
I keep some permanently in the camping 'gear' food bin along with our freeze
dried pouches, etc.; but also have some in our bug-out bags. I
went to grab some out quickly and because I knew I wouldn't be camping any
time soon after the last time I used them, I had used our food sealer to seal
them air-tight for longer term storage. When it's in season and I'm
going on a camping trip or road trip, obviously I take them out of the food
sealer bag to save room and make them easy to pack and use.
These particular spices have been on a couple overnight camping trip but also
on two cross-country roadtrips of two-weeks each. They are quick and
easy to refill when you get home and travel well as they are so light and
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ALPS Mountaineering Peak Day Backpack 45L, Gray
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Cpise ORGANIC Camping Spice Set with 8 Essential Spices for Camping & Travel