Food storage - gear & strategies

Bear Bagging


Small Containers

Leaks of olive oil or honey are nearly impossible to clean in the backcountry. Prevention is key.


At Publix supermarkets you can find bottles of honey that are useful on a thru-hike. In the lid is a valve that prevents honey from leaking out, even if the bottle is open and upside-down. You have to apply pressure to the bottle before anything comes out. With the lid secure, your food bag is protected from messy leaks.


Our editors use these containers to hold olive oil, sunscreen, campsoap, and of course honey.