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Pet folding trail feeding bowls ...for people?

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 10:14 pm
by realityguy
I saw something interesting at the thrift store today!It was a small package about 1-1/2"x 3/4"x4" that contained 3 folding "pet feeding bowls" for hiking and giving your dog water on the trail.They weigh practically nothing,fold down to nothing,and unfold into a bowl about 8" square and 4" deep...Hmm..Might be some good PEOPLE trail bowls for cooking and eating!!!
Only reason I didn't get them is they had PETCO written on the side..might be something to check out!
1 package had 3 bowls a red,white,and blue..Might be handy for cooking and eating...if you can find them without the "Petco" advertising..if that bothers someone. :lol:
I'm going to check them out tomorrow and see what other sizes,kinds they have,and the price..if I remember to...

Re: Pet folding trail feeding bowls ...for people?

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 10:34 pm
by realityguy
These are similar--->
http://sheltierescuemall.com/index.php? ... cts_id=107

Pretty cool item for hiking!I don't know how thick these are compared to the ones I saw that would hold up fine for a while for hiking.Self standing when unfolded..The ones I saw were a 3 pak..

Re: Pet folding trail feeding bowls ...for people?

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 10:46 pm
by realityguy
Okay found the ones i was looking at today..Here's the petco ones with reviews..$4 for three bowls in a small pack-->http://www.petco.com/product/10862/PETCO-Disposable-Bowls.aspx?CoreCat=OnSiteSearch#description

Re: Pet folding trail feeding bowls ...for people?

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 11:09 pm
by irrationalsolutions
those seem really similar to the origami (sp) bowls and plates. but cheaper!

Re: Pet folding trail feeding bowls ...for people?

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 11:21 pm
by realityguy
Actually these are molded/seamed up in the corners to be a smooth sided bowl when opened and don't have the folds for food to hide in when used.They have folds when flattened for storage only..just the opposite of the others.

Re: Pet folding trail feeding bowls ...for people?

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 11:24 pm
by realityguy
Take a standard paper bag with a square bottom..cut it down to about 3-1/2" high..and that's what you get.It folds in a similar fashion flat for storage.Then doubles,triples up to about 1/3rd the width.

Re: Pet folding trail feeding bowls ...for people?

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 11:36 pm
by hoz
Definitely going to check these out. Looks like a winner!

Re: Pet folding trail feeding bowls ...for people?

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 11:38 pm
by DarenN
i wonder about the "for people" part of the equation.i'll bet you have a hell of a time getting the manufacturer to disclose what the composition of the plastic is, and whether or not it would be "food safe" for people. remember the BPA thing recently?

i recall the grocery store in Point Roberts WA always had a section in the meat department where all the packages were marked "pet food only! not for human consuption." the rules for people don't apply to our best freinds.

Daren......

Re: Pet folding trail feeding bowls ...for people?

Posted: Thu May 14, 2009 12:01 am
by realityguy
Bear in mind the first link says they are good ALSO as snack food trays for parties and that...I haven't looked at those yet.Looking at the ones I saw today..I didn't see anything that would be wrong with them..but who knows.I imagine a person could contact the manufacturer and ask them about what the items are made out of.They are certainly lightweight and a good size for eating or cooking out of.
If you take Rover along,you may want to keep your hand over the "PETCO" while you are eating or he might get a tad jealous.. :mrgreen:

Re: Pet folding trail feeding bowls ...for people?

Posted: Thu May 14, 2009 12:22 am
by realityguy
Here's a better shot of the dozen pack..see them at down to $6.95 a pack also on other sites..google "fold-n-go disposable bowls"

check this out for a closeup of that item..
http://sheltierescuemall.com/index.php? ... cts_id=106