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Old 09-09-2019, 06:18 AM
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Been inspired by the Show us your steak challenge series on Utube and am looking for a lightweight packable plate or cutting board with a handle that I can slice meat, eat from, wash easily and then put it back in the backpack till next time. I want something that is wood or plastic that won't dull the knife when I slice the meat. Any Ideas?

I have been camping for most of my life but usually eat my meals out of a can or freeze dried stuff from a bowl.
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I bought some flexible plastic cutting board sheets about 8 yrs ago and have one in the bugout bag. I figure it also makes a dry place to sit perhaps.
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https://www.amazon.com/Flexible-Plas...s%2C174&sr=8-4

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By far the best option I've found that works as both a bowl and cutting board is the Fozzils Bowlz:



They have a plate, cup, and bowl. I much prefer the bowl as it's only 1.3oz, holds three cups of water, and when unfolded, serves as a cutting board that is about 9 x 10". Simply excellent as a cutting board and folding bowl. I was skeptical of the folding "snaps", but they have held up well on my oldest bowl that is about 6-7 years old and numerous uses.

For backpacking, I scrutinize weight, utility, and multi-use. These folding bowls (Bowlz?) are superior to anything I've used in the past for a cutting board and the utility of the bowl (or plate) is second to none.

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In my experience a sharp knife will cut through the thin flex boards with out you being very careful!

Making something out of thin hardwood should be pretty easy!

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I found a large 14x14 bamboo cutting board from Bed Bath & Beyond, plan is to cut out a shape like a frying pan on the band saw then use my router to cut a juice ring around the perimeter to keep meat juice from running off of it.
Also found a large sheet of 1/4" plastic I might try the same with that.
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Two for a buck at 99 cent & dollar stores.
Tough as nails, makes a dry seat on wet surfaces, curl into a funnel, use as a plate & ultralight cutting board.
Have one (1) in every pack.



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Two for a buck at 99 cent & dollar stores.
Tough as nails, makes a dry seat on wet surfaces, curl into a funnel, use as a plate & ultralight cutting board.
Have one (1) in every pack.



I have these in my pack too.
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I have a regular run-of-the-mill plastic job that I picked up at Wally World some ten years ago. It's probably just shy of a quarter inch thick, and slides right into my hydration bladder sleeve in my pack. Probably cost me about 4 bucks. It's thick enough so it won't flex so much that my steak ends up either in my lap or on the ground. It doesn't have a juice rim but I have seen them around as well. While I prefer wood at home, this is just lightish, semirigid, easy to clean (lick, lick). Another lightweight option that I have used a time or two is a frisbee. The only problem with the frisbee is that the dog get's a little excited when I pull out HIS favorite steak flavored fetch toy.
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Two for a buck at 99 cent & dollar stores.
Tough as nails, makes a dry seat on wet surfaces, curl into a funnel, use as a plate & ultralight cutting board.
Have one (1) in every pack.



Just goes to show that people really look for the over engineered or even just more expensive solution a lot of times. Need something for outdoors use: go to a camping store or make it or get it from a specialized outdoors gear store (an online bushcraft store or something like that). Forgetting that a lot of stuff can be more easily found in your local supermarket, at lower prices, and will be the same stuff. Just packaged and marketed and priced as more outdoorsy in the specialized stores.
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I've destroyed more than one chintzy cutting board. It might weigh a bit more, but something more solid would last a lot longer.
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I have a regular run-of-the-mill plastic job that I picked up at Wally World some ten years ago. It's probably just shy of a quarter inch thick, and slides right into my hydration bladder sleeve in my pack. Probably cost me about 4 bucks. It's thick enough so it won't flex so much that my steak ends up either in my lap or on the ground. It doesn't have a juice rim but I have seen them around as well. While I prefer wood at home, this is just lightish, semirigid, easy to clean (lick, lick). Another lightweight option that I have used a time or two is a frisbee. The only problem with the frisbee is that the dog get's a little excited when I pull out HIS favorite steak flavored fetch toy.
I used a Frisbee for years. I never had anything on my food list that required a lot of cutting or chopping. My hiking friend used to put layers of aluminum foil and cover his Frisbee. I found that a lot of work. Many times I would pack few paper plates to eat of of and use them to start a fire.

I have used a 48 oz. coffee can lid as a cutting board and never cut through it. I don't know what some people carry as food and need a heavy duty cutting board when out and about. I have carried London Broil and never had a problem cutting it.
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Quarter inch plywood, round the corners and bevel the edges.
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Snow Peak titanium plate. 2 oz. Curved up perimeter, and you can use it to cut, cook, and eat
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