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Backcountry Kitchen The Backcountry Kitchen forum is for the discussion of food and cooking gear related topics for backpacking trips (e.g. menus, recipes, stoves, fuel...).


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Old 07-21-2008, 07:09 AM
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Freezer Bag Cooking Safety (Bag Type Alternatives)

This may sound like/be a dumb question, but have any studies been done on the safety of freezer bag cooking from the perspective of chemicals leaching out of the freezer bags and into your food due to the very hot water added to them? If I were eating it a couple times a year I wouldn't worry, but on something like a month-long or longer thru-hike, that could be a lot of exposure.

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Old 07-21-2008, 09:35 AM
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I've contacted the makers of freezer bags (e.g. SC Johnson) periodically for updates on this matter, NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 07-21-2008, 10:49 AM
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Another alternative is roasting bags, which are definitely intended for use with boiling liquids and NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 07-21-2008, 11:10 AM
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I've used the roasting bags a couple times. I tried the smaller ones, which are still pretty big. NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Glad claims its steamer bags are save for micro wave cooking, including the cooking of pasta, sauces NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 07-21-2008, 04:48 PM
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Thanks for the wealth of information. It is much appreciated. NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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