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Old 12-01-2011, 02:12 PM
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I know vicdotcom posted a great threat about reusing capri sun mylar bags. My question is what do you think about storing capri sun pouches in bob's. They are perfectly packaged and come with a straw. They have an expiration date that runs about 1 year. Anybody think being in mylar it could last longer?
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I have a bunch stored in the car trunk. They seem to last forever. I was watching Hurt Locker and I saw that they were drinking capri-sun also. The "expiration date" is not really when it expires... just when it is best tasting. I have had some in the garage for a few years now. FOr my BOB I carry some water and some mixed powder stuff. The reason is that it is more versitile than just the Capri-sun drink. I can use the water for other stuff like washing, cleaning, disinfecting etc, I can't use the sugary drink for anything but an energy boost and to keep my kid happy lol.
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hmmm,..thats a pretty neat idea,...I never thought about those capri sun things.

Wonder if temperature changes have a big affect on them.
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have it in my car bag. retort packaged, freezes well, never burst. works fine for me.
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hmmm,..thats a pretty neat idea,...I never thought about those capri sun things.

Wonder if temperature changes have a big affect on them.
I don't think temp affects them too much due to the reflective mylar. I have had mine in a trunk for months in the Florida summer and when I get one for my kid they are still pretty cool.
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I don't think temp affects them too much due to the reflective mylar. I have had mine in a trunk for months in the Florida summer and when I get one for my kid they are still pretty cool.
thats what I was wondering,..about the heat,.....

pretty nifty idea,...if nothing else,..at least in my hunting pack/GHB
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Yea, me too. I always have them in my truck for an emergency. They are pretty bullet proof as far as tempiture so long they dont get punctuerd.
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And they are made in Germany ...lol
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Never thought of a Capri Sun as a prep item. Would be nice to have something other than water to drink, especially for the young ones.
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I have used the bags to pack stuff in, but due to the temps here during the winter I can't keep liquid in the car full time. I also discovered that I have a resident in my car that will get into anything left in it that is edible. (ugh..yes, I set traps, but others just come in after)
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I have used the bags to pack stuff in, but due to the temps here during the winter I can't keep liquid in the car full time. I also discovered that I have a resident in my car that will get into anything left in it that is edible. (ugh..yes, I set traps, but others just come in after)
Sorry for the hi-jack, but this reminded me of once when we pulled a map out of the glove compartment of the old truck, hadn't used it in a while, and one whole county had been 'wiped out' by the gnawing of little mice!
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I have them in my truck. The water bottles we have in there freeze solid during the winter and aren't as easy for little hands like the capri sun pouches are.
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And they are made in Germany ...lol
Made in Germany? Hmmmmm. Scratch them off my list. We'll never get Americans back to work if we keep buying foreign crap.
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