Thrifty Thursday Camping Gear: Brilliant SipSnap drinking lids

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I have three kids. Boys. All of them. And all of whom, particularly one (luckily) cute one, managed to develop a startling and unfathomable talent for knocking over any beverage that happened to find itself within a one mile radius. Over the years I have developed a passionate, bordering on irrational dislike of those cumbersome plastic sippy cups and if I totalled the hours I have wasted searching for matching lids and cups (all non-twin sets were strictly NOT ACCEPTABLE) and, well, you get the picture. I guess what I’m really trying to say here is there is absolutely no decent, reasonable or remotely acceptable excuse as to why I didn’t come up with these bloody gloriously simple, effective SipSnap lids myself.

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Created by two American mums who clearly managed to maintain cognitive function while growing and tending to little humans, Sativa Turner and Michelle Ivankovic have formed a design company called Double Double and this is their first foray into product design. And what a start. I’m already keen to see what they come up with next.

SipSnap are universal drinking lids that will fit over any cup you already own. They come in a Tot version (with the bite-proof spout) and a Kid version that fits straws of all sizes. They’re BPA, phthalate and latex-free, can handle dishwashers and boiling water, are easily portable and come with a case so you can keep some in your bag. And how perfect for keeping drinks safe on wobbly camping tables.

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I know you don’t need any more convincing, so order yours here. They’re $US21 for a set of three lids and a carrying case. Get on it.

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Thrifty Thursday Camping Gear: Brilliant Mason Jar Drinking Lids by Cuppow

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Old Guy downs beer in one gulp.

Old Dude: “Why do you drink your beer all in one gulp?”

Old Guy: “I have ever since the accident.”

Old Dude: “What accident?”

Old Guy: “Someone knocked over my beer…”

Sound familiar?! Yeah, you know it does. Serious accidents like that are just waiting to happen around a campfire. Drinks are put under chairs on uneven ground. Campers milling about. Shit happens. Bad shit.

Luckily for you, me and anyone else out there who likes a civilised campfire tipple, the clever blokes over at Cuppow have come up with a solution. All you need is a Mason Jar. Now, I don’t know about you other campers, but we love getting our hobo on and drinking out of  jam jars and Mason Jars. They’re much cooler than enamel mugs or  plastic cups. There’s just something about it. I know you know of what I speak.

 

cuppow_4cuppow_1Created by American designers Joshua Resnikoff and Aaron Panone, Cuppow is simply a little disk with a sippy slit in it that you can stick inside the top of your Mason Jar and voila! No more spills. It’s just like the coffee lid on your urban morning flat white. Well, I say that, but it’s BPA-free, 100% recycled and recyclable, and dishwasher safe.  Oh, and it comes in great colours and two sizes: regular and wide mouth.

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And the best thing? They’re only $US8.99 and Cuppow ship internationally. Order yours from here. Have a look at their latest ranges too.

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P.S. Check out this great Mason Jar cocktail shaker and really get styling around that campfire!