Application: Primus Lunch Jug - Kathryn
- Please accept my application to test the Primus Lunch Jug. I have read
the Survival Guide v.0609 and my tester agreement is on file.
Application to test the Primus Lunch Jug
Name: Kathryn Doiron
Height: 1.7 m (5' 8")
Weight: 68 kg (150 lb)
Email: kdoiron 'at' gmail 'dot' com
Location: Washington, DC, USA
I started backpacking and hiking seriously almost five years ago. Most
of my miles have been logged in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. I
have recently finished 1200+ miles (1930+ km) of the Appalachian
trail. My style is to be as light as possible while not spending a
fortune. My pack weight tends to hover around 20lbs (9 kg) with food
for 2-3 days. I'm still new to winter camping, but I recently just
started getting into kayak camping.
As the DC area moves into fall, the weather becomes cold and humid
with cold driving rains. From last fall and winter I do remember the
weather being cold, damp and accompanied by a cutting wind. Having a
thermal jug to carry hot liquids on day hikes would be a boon in this
weather. I would be interested in testing the 17 oz (0.5 L) size and
my application will reflect questions about this larger sized jug.
How big is the jug, is it easy to hold in the hand or just a little
too big to hold comfortably in one hand. The Primus site says this is
a stainless steel jug. Is this only the inside or is the outside also
a brushed stainless steel. The picture looks like the outside is
plastic. The site also explains that this comes with a leak-proof
lid. How leak proof is the lid when filled with hot liquids. Will
the hot liquids create a seal that helps to prevent leaks. What about
cold liquids, will the leak proof seal also hold. How leak-proof is
the jug when bouncing around full in a pack. Although the lid is leak
proof when closed, how well does the lid function when open. Can you
drink straight from the jug. This is how I would expect to use the
jug, storing or cooking hot liquids in the jug then drinking/eating
straight from the jug. Will the threads on the top of the jug be
comfortable to drink from. Will liquids dribble down the side due to
the threads. Can items be poured out without too much drippage in
cases where people are sharing from the jug. 17 oz (0.5 L), is that a
large enough volume to share with someone or is this more of a single
I'm assuming hot liquids can be poured directly into the jug,
therefore it might be possible to cook items like soup in the jug. Is
it possible to cook more involved items like noodle or rice dishes.
Is the large size big enough to accommodate cooking items. How deep
is the jug, will my spoon be able to reach to the bottom for food
items or to mix up cocoa.
How easy is it to keep the jug clean. Are the threads close together
requiring a toothbrush to clean them adequately? Is the lid also
stainless steel or plastic. Is there a rubber o-ring to seal the jug.
Can the o-ring be removed to clean underneath. Is it easy to stick
my hand inside the jug to clean down to the bottom. Will any of the
parts pick up flavours from the items placed inside. Will my morning
tea taste like last night's hot chocolate or yesterday's soup.
Although I don't have a dishwasher, but is it dishwasher safe.
How rugged is the jug. Will it hold up well to pack life. Will the
lid leak if packed full of liquids. How tough is the interior should
I use it to pack other small and/or delicate items to protect them
from pack life. This jug might hake a nice pack safe for items that
need to stay dry or remain uncrushed. This could be useful to store
delicate food items while hiking. Does the outside of the jug warm up
when filled with hot items, or cool when filled with cold items.
My testing plan will include using the Primus Lunch Jug on all
overnight trips, on kayaking trips (when the weather cools),
snowshoeing/skiing, as well as daytrips and possibly for work. I will
be backpacking sections of the Appalachian trail and Shenandoah park
region which offers challenging hikes and many opportunities to do
overnights and longer hikes. I am now a member of several local
hiking/backpacking/kayaking meetups and there are always trips planned
to join in on. I have at least one weekend trip planned per month
with day hikes scattered around. Most likely I will be joining in on
already planned hikes to better learn the area. In October and
November, I have 2 three day trips and two day trips tentatively
planned for the Shenandoah National park area. I also have a
tentatively planned 4 day trip over the Thanksgiving break.
I welcome the opportunity to test the Primus Lunch Jug. I am
currently wrapping up testing on one item, field testing another item
and writing the IR for a newly arrived item.
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