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How to easily get dried foods into 2 liter pop bottles
« on: August 26, 2013, 10:40:25 AM »
So whats the secret...after you have washed 2 liter pop bottles in warm lightly soapy water and rinsed well...turned them upside down to dry(must be really dry)..in winter I use my gas forced ducts to dry them..in summer I have racks I use to put them upside down..soak caps in warm soapy water as you wash out your 2 liters..give them a bit of a wash also

Its easier for me to fill summer bottles with water..and do winter ones for food...sometimes I get more ahead in pop bottles then the food to put in them..

ok..I have a large round pot..that has a cardboard box inside..this catches spills...

and this is so simple..buy a set of 3 funnels(dollar store) it has to be the right size..not to big as to allow a lot of spillage and not so small that it takes forever...now cut the end off at the neck

and here is the secret..take 2-2 1/2 inch height piece of cardboard about 6-8 inches long..tape into a circle...this slides over top of your pop bottle and then place your cut funnel into the cardboard(watch it does move)...

I also use a scoop for rice...

barley,sugar and corn meal are straight pour into the funnel,cardboard tool...
« Last Edit: August 26, 2013, 10:42:14 AM by kelee877 »
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Re: How to easily get dried foods into 2 liter pop bottles
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2013, 12:30:38 PM »
this.. from the lady who put frosted miniwheats into a 2ltr pop btl..  ??? you have the paitience of Job, kid.
I had to use a big knife to get them out.. btw. lesson learned.. thrust knife AWAY from body, not toward.. next time, I,ll just shoot the top off..... ok,, outside, this time too.
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Re: How to easily get dried foods into 2 liter pop bottles
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2013, 12:42:11 PM »
I also use them for storing sugar and salt. I buy the big sacks of both and split them up into the bottles. However I  have to scrounge my bottles because I never buy 2L bottles of pop. If I do they go flat way before we gat half way down them.
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Re: How to easily get dried foods into 2 liter pop bottles
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2013, 01:03:21 PM »
Another secret to add to the funnel is this;


get a large straw say the McDonalds straw
tape it/glue it to the funnel so the straw extends below the bottom of the inside of the funnel
this will allow air to flow in and out while you are filling and allows the seeds/rice etc to funnel much better.


Similar to using a fuel funnel for naphtha gas into a Coleman stove, for an example.

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Re: How to easily get dried foods into 2 liter pop bottles
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2013, 01:39:46 PM »
never any shortage of pop btls here.. apparently theres a correlation between the btls and the moonshine thread.. must do more research.

never have your plastic btls (or glass) near a window or accessible to sunlight.. they sweat and the condensation is not good for your dry storables..

a pet peave of mine, is when in the grocery store, and they have the loaves of bread near the window.. sun shines thru onto the loaves, and they get humidity. you take it home and mold starts in a cpl  days or your bread is soggy.
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Re: How to easily get dried foods into 2 liter pop bottles
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2013, 01:45:27 PM »
Yes I know. I have mine in a windowless basement storage room so I don't run into those problems. I also have a nice amount of water stored down there too in 4L clear plastic bottles.
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Re: How to easily get dried foods into 2 liter pop bottles
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2013, 01:53:31 PM »
this.. from the lady who put frosted miniwheats into a 2ltr pop btl..  ??? you have the paitience of Job, kid.
I had to use a big knife to get them out.. btw. lesson learned.. thrust knife AWAY from body, not toward.. next time, I,ll just shoot the top off..... ok,, outside, this time too.

when I posted this thread..I thought about that..I was going to post a disclaimer against anything you said about me and the breakfast cereal... :D

yesterday I found 1 liter pepsi at dollar store for 69 cents..next time I go there and if they have more i will stock up..one its a good price and two..they would do just as good...
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Re: How to easily get dried foods into 2 liter pop bottles
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2013, 03:28:02 PM »
no worrys kid.. its all good.. altho.. the drs at the home said i shouldnt use sharp objects anymore. and then. you bring me scissors. ;)
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Re: How to easily get dried foods into 2 liter pop bottles
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2013, 03:38:12 PM »
no worrys kid.. its all good.. altho.. the drs at the home said i shouldnt use sharp objects anymore. and then. you bring me scissors. ;)

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