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What's the best way to store/carry olive oil for hiking?

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Bottles of olive oil often have special caps that help prevent drips/etc. when pouring the oil, but an entire bottle of olive oil is far to heavy to carry for a hike. What's the best method for carrying olive oil to avoid getting oil all over the container and everything else after a few uses?

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Some years ago I had the same problem. But, while shopping at my grocery store I looked at the olive oil options. Several came in small plastic bottles (maybe 3 oz), and since they were 'real' olive oil bottles had the funky no-drip top. After using up the original oil I've just refilled as necessary. Look around at your local supermarket.

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I go to my local pharmacy and ask for medicine-grade screw-top bottles. These have good seals and only cost pennies.

To be doubly sure I place the bottle in a plastic bag and carry it in an outside pocket of my pack.

All this may seem a bit paranoid, but I once had a nasty experience with butter on my sleeping bag...


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What's the best way to store/carry olive oil for hiking?

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Bottles of olive oil often have special caps that help prevent drips/etc. when pouring the oil, but an entire bottle of olive oil is far to heavy to carry for a hike. What's the best method for carrying olive oil to avoid getting oil all over the container and everything else after a few uses?


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Some years ago I had the same problem. But, while shopping at my grocery store I looked at the olive oil options. Several came in small plastic bottles (maybe 3 oz), and since they were 'real' olive oil bottles had the funky no-drip top. After using up the original oil I've just refilled as necessary. Look around at your local supermarket.

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This is awesome! The wife got one last night and the bottles has the exact pour cap that larger olive oil bottles have (the anti-drip kind). - Russell Steen May 6 at 13:56

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