How to carry oil?

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Brizzlebush

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I use an empty Thai fish sauce bottle.
I think it was sharwood's, not that the brand is important.
It's about 200ml, and you can prise out the plastic dropper/shaker bit from the neck to refill.
Then you just shake as much as you need into your pan. It's pretty hard to spill all the contents, plus the plastic is rigid enough to be quite hard to crush.
 
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Tiley

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Veg suet is palm oil - at least in our local shop - and is therefor responsible for the loss of jungle and habitat for Orangs therefor is A BAD THING - I have stopped using it....
I stand both corrected and sobered. I'll find an alternative - not that I ever used it much, but that is a poor excuse. I'm sorry: I had no idea; I'll have to check the ingredients more carefully in future.
 

MrEd

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How do you guys carry oil? I'm looking for some spill proof solutions for maybe 100-200ml of cooking oil. I've tried some travel bottles to good effect but they only hold 50ml ish. Also, I don't have any faith in any container with oil after a couple of spillages! So I'm after tried and trusted solutions!

Thanks :)

100ml nalgene lab sample bottles - I use for oil, and liquid soap :)
 

Erbswurst

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Apart from the Sea to Summit Soap bottles, the most convincing smaller plastic bottles I know are made by Nalgene in the USA.
They make all sorts and sizes one can imagine.
 
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DocG

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+1 for Nalgene bottles for larger amounts: they are expensive, but they work.

For a weekend, however, I have found a selection of food colouring bottles, small but very secure, have worked well. I also use them as pre-measured "shots" of maple syrup for pancakes/fancy coffee, etc.

Thanks to Mr Fenna for the heads-up on Palm Oil/Veg Suet - I was looking at that to accommodate a veggie fellow camper. If there are viable alternatives, I'd be very keen to hear.
 

DocG

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I think that coconut oil can sometimes be used. It is just about the most stable of the common vegetable oils. I know that some people do not like the taste.
Thanks for that. I will experiment and see how it goes.
 

TLM

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The cold pressed oil that I use does have one drawback, it gets hard like, have_to_use_knife picking hard. I have never tried to flake it, would make it much easier to use.
 

Bert

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Really? If so, how comes people from Spain, Portugal, south France etc.etc. live so old? they use a lot of huile d'olive, Olive oil, raw with fish, salads etc and in frying pans to bake. you really see a lot of old people there...
 

Jared

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Are pop bottles more rugged than oil bottles? Buying a 250ml bottle of oil, and using it and refilling seems the obvious plastic bottle choice. Though think I'd be zip locking bagging it once or twice.
 

Oliver G

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+1 for Nalgene bottles for larger amounts: they are expensive, but they work.

For a weekend, however, I have found a selection of food colouring bottles, small but very secure, have worked well. I also use them as pre-measured "shots" of maple syrup for pancakes/fancy coffee, etc.

Thanks to Mr Fenna for the heads-up on Palm Oil/Veg Suet - I was looking at that to accommodate a veggie fellow camper. If there are viable alternatives, I'd be very keen to hear.
At the risk of derailing the thread, we used to use loads of palm oil on site, then we moved to RSPO certified palm oil, now we're moving away from palm oil and using rapeseed instead.

For the oil, how about those little rifle oil containers with the squirty nozzle and brush? providing the lids are on tight they can get bashed about quite a bit and not leak, plus you have a brush for oiling joints on kit, useful for maintenance and munchies.
 

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