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    Tired of crushed pop tarts. Tricks for keeping them intact?

    Saw someone suggest a plastic VHS tape case. That made me chuckle! When's the last time you saw a VHS tape?

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    Default Keeping pop tarts intact?

    I use an old laser disc case to keep tortillas fresh
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    They taste the same crumbled up...
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    If itís really critical, try a GLAD square 3 1/8 cup leftover container. Not sure if it will hold enough pop tarts to be of any use. I donít do pop tarts. Either organic or inorganic. Yes. There are organic pop tarts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonehiker View Post
    They taste the same crumbled up...
    But they really make a mess in the toaster

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    Quote Originally Posted by connolm View Post
    When's the last time you saw a VHS tape?
    Goodwill store and yard sales are good places to look.
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    Whats the first thing you do when you put it in your mouth? Think of this as conserving energy!

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    Eat the entire box while enroute to the trailhead.

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    The Plastic tubs that French's crispy fried onions come in quite handy. I've used them for things like pop tarts and as a "garbage can". The onions are great trail food too. Onions are a vegetable so they are health food, right?

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    Don't know how well it would work with Pop-Tarts, but I've had some good success at vacuum-packing foods to protect them (Food Saver).
    An example of something that works great like this is Japanese Noodles (think spaghetti). A stack of Oreo cookies does pretty well if you don't vacuum too tight. Brownies didn't work well because the pressure squeezes the oil out of the brownie. Medications you want to carry in your 1st aid kit but hope not to need do great vacuum packing as well (prevents the pills from rubbing against each other and slowly turning to dust).

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    I would think you would need something that would hold the pop tarts tight and secure without crushing them. Perhaps one of those plastic containers noted above with some paper towel wrapped around the tart would work. It seems to me that any jostling of the tart in a container will eventually cause it to start crumbling.

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    I don't over-engineer it. I just keep them in their original rigid, yet lightweight box and put it as close as I can to the top of my pack. Problem solved. (Put the box in a gallon ziplock if moisture is a factor.)

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    I have put them in a ziplock baggie with a piece of cardboard on each side. Then I put them in my food bag and try to sandwich them between other things like Ramen packets etc.

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    I keep my food in a plastic pretzel jug - Google "Utz Pretzels" and you'll see. Poptarts remain in one glorious raspberry-frosted piece!

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    I can't put them in a rigid container. It would make my pillow hard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadeye View Post
    I keep my food in a plastic pretzel jug - Google "Utz Pretzels" and you'll see. Poptarts remain in one glorious raspberry-frosted piece!
    I'm really liking this idea. I have an old animal crackers barrel and the bottom straps of my pack wrap around it with no problem (I have previously never used them). No more digging through my pack for lunch!
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    Quote Originally Posted by devoidapop View Post
    I'm really liking this idea. I have an old animal crackers barrel and the bottom straps of my pack wrap around it with no problem (I have previously never used them). No more digging through my pack for lunch!
    It's also effective at keeping food clean, dry, bug free, and mouse free. I'm not sure I'd trust straps to hold it outside my pack... things have a nasty habit of working their way out of those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadeye View Post
    It's also effective at keeping food clean, dry, bug free, and mouse free. I'm not sure I'd trust straps to hold it outside my pack... things have a nasty habit of working their way out of those.
    A clever person could overcome that habit.
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    Utz pretzels:
    Looking at the Samís Club inventory. Do you use the straight sided container with the largest opening?
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    I have be known to use those small, lightweight metal food tins to keep crushables intact. As an added bonus, the food container is rodent-proof.

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