Canned Food

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Canned Food

Post by Said teh Bear » Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:04 am

So I went shopping yesterday for food. Some pastas, canned beans, chili, crackers, peanut butter and other stuff. I'm flying out of Miami so I'm thinking of ways to cut down weight.

My question is can I open these canned beans and chilli and store them in zip locks into my luggage. I have a cooler as well should I put them in there or are they okay in the main luggage?

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Re: Canned Food

Post by BoyScoutGirl » Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:07 am

Sounds like a lot of extra weight! I definitely would have purchased food after flying in.

For what you've got now, I wouldn't open the cans; they are hermetically sealed, far more airtight than just a plastic bag. This will keep the food from spoiling far better - remember the heat! Also, plastic bags full of food sounds like a huuuge mess waiting to happen, given the way airlines handle luggage. If you're dead-set on the bag idea, one option to try and prevent mess might be to freeze everything before packing, but I don't know if that will last the whole flight MIA->RNO.
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Re: Canned Food

Post by 9ah » Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:15 pm

Put that food in your cabinets... Buy food in Reno or even SF... Or whatever city you fly into. Putting ziplock beans in your maleta will mean you may wear ziplock beans on the playa.
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Re: Canned Food

Post by Boijoy » Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:19 pm

seriously. don't fly with canned goods. do your shopping in reno. the city is gear up for us burners & you can find some TASTY stuff.
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Re: Canned Food

Post by DrewDubious » Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:26 pm

face + palm...

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Re: Canned Food

Post by mdmf007 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:34 pm

DrewDubious wrote:face + palm...

I second that with some super sarcasm.

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Re: Canned Food

Post by Said teh Bear » Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:55 pm

receipts are good for something than.

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Re: Canned Food

Post by Boijoy » Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:03 pm

your going to return the canned goods??? lol your killing me !! ok.. your joking right??? :shock:
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Re: Canned Food

Post by Said teh Bear » Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:07 pm

well yes I dont see why not. I can just use that money and purchase what I need in Reno.

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Re: Canned Food

Post by Boijoy » Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:28 pm

damn.. how many beans did you buy???? you are going to expode in the desert
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Re: Canned Food

Post by Said teh Bear » Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:38 pm

Not a lot actually. Just enough to fill up the rest of the bags but like everyone has told me just get it at Reno.
I guess I was worried Reno would be scarce by the time I arrive.

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Re: Canned Food

Post by Boijoy » Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:52 pm

the only thing that might be hard to find in Reno is a bike.. the rest ( food, water, camping gear etc ) is all good.
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Re: Canned Food

Post by 9ah » Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:02 pm

nobody will be out of beans. :mrgreen:
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Re: Canned Food

Post by tummler » Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:13 pm

This is the cutest post ever! Congrats to you, STB, for being so prepped and self-sufficient. Love the logic of plastic bags to reduce bulk. On the other hand, canned food is heavy and, uh, readily available everywhere. Take a few deep, deep breaths and relax.

And make sure you've packed the can opener.

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Re: Canned Food

Post by DrewDubious » Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:08 am

tummler wrote:
And make sure you've packed the can opener.


Oh.... shiiiit....

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Re: Canned Food

Post by gus » Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:31 am

Question: Is it prudent to bring lots of canned food to the playa? I wonder how big of a pain it is to leave no trace with that since you can't easily break them down. Oh! Also, is glass STRICTLY prohibited in BRC? I was at BevMo shopping for gifting but 90% of all bottles are glass. :( Thanks!

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Re: Canned Food

Post by tatonka » Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:35 am

i asked about glass bottles , and they said you could have them . Many of the booze that is brougt in is in glass . Its how responseable you are with it that counts.
im bring beer in bottles and will have a full box of emptys on my way out.
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Re: Canned Food

Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:32 am

gus wrote:Question: Is it prudent to bring lots of canned food to the playa? I wonder how big of a pain it is to leave no trace with that since you can't easily break them down. Oh! Also, is glass STRICTLY prohibited in BRC? I was at BevMo shopping for gifting but 90% of all bottles are glass. :( Thanks!
gus, are you likely to eat canned food if you are out of reach of a grocery store for a week? People have different food approaches on the playa, and that's one of the questions you can ask yourself to figure out what works for you.
As for bringing glass--drink over some sort of ground cover, don't wander around BRC with it, pour it into someone's cup, rather than giving them the whole bottle so they can go and break it. Any broken glass not picked up by the person or camp who dropped it, is picked up by Department of Public Works personnel, who are out on their hands and knees in the hot sun, picking up splinter by splinter, to cover your mangy ass. Chose accordingly.


(And seriously, we all know that canned food wont keep any better than fresh food once you've opened the cans? Or are we being trolled?)
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Re: Canned Food

Post by Said teh Bear » Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:10 am

gus wrote:Question: Is it prudent to bring lots of canned food to the playa? I wonder how big of a pain it is to leave no trace with that since you can't easily break them down. Oh! Also, is glass STRICTLY prohibited in BRC? I was at BevMo shopping for gifting but 90% of all bottles are glass. :( Thanks!

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Re: Canned Food

Post by 9ah » Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:51 pm

Remember, Recycle Camp does not accept glass or plastic.
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Re: Canned Food

Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:14 pm

You have to pack your garbage out anyway. Clean the can, crunch it, put it in something, take it out of the playa, and recycle or toss at home.
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Post by lemur » Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:44 pm

recycle camp won't take food cans either ...only beverage cans like beer Pepsi and stuff like that
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Post by lemur » Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:45 pm

at least that's how I recall it... they are neighbors.. guess I could ask without feeling like I wasted a trip
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Re: Canned Food

Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:23 pm

No, you are right. I somehow missed saying that, perhaps because it was said upthread. Clarity over brevity, especially in late august...
They are still recyclable, and I'd like to encourage that, rather than saying trash them.
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Re: Canned Food

Post by MrMullen » Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:58 pm

This has to be a joke!? First off, I don't think you can take canned goods on a airplane, period. They might exploded! Contrary to what people have told you, Reno is a modern city that got canned goods a few years ago. There will be plenty of places to get canned goods! Make sure to get a can opener.

I think eating canned goods on the Playa is a good idea. Seriously, you just open up a can of soup and stick a spoon in it and you are off! Thrown in a little bread and you are all set. No mess, no fuss and carrying out the empty can is easy!
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Re: Canned Food

Post by Said teh Bear » Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:19 pm

Actually its possible to take canned foods on an airplane no worries. I've seen hispanics leaving out of MIA to Cuba or South America with 1-3 oversized bags full of canned food, poultry, and the occasional engine of a vehicle <--- NO LIE.
This happens every week.

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Re: Canned Food

Post by itaintwhatitseems » Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:04 pm

Said teh Bear wrote:So I went shopping yesterday for food. Some pastas, canned beans, chili, crackers, peanut butter and other stuff. I'm flying out of Miami so I'm thinking of ways to cut down weight.

My question is can I open these canned beans and chilli and store them in zip locks into my luggage. I have a cooler as well should I put them in there or are they okay in the main luggage?
I hope you found one of the walmarts in reno...........I can't even begin to imagine the bowel problems you would experience eating ROTTEN canned food in a bag. Let us know how it went. Did you camp near the porta potties???

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Re: Canned Food

Post by Said teh Bear » Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:57 pm

I can say that I made it through no problem. Surviving on canned food was pretty fun and actually tasty.
Thanks everyone for the tips. This first year has been a learning experience.

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Re: Canned Food

Post by Savannah » Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:15 pm

Did you actually take it on the plane? :lol:
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Re: Canned Food

Post by Said teh Bear » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:05 pm

Not all. I stuffed some cans because I still had extra space and weight to play with.
So for everyones knowledge Canned Food DOES NOT explode at 30,000 ft.

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