The stomach, suspended from a framework of sticks, was used as a cooking pot to make stew. Because the stomach would burn if held over a fire, hot rocks were put inside the stomach to heat up the food already put inside.

The stomach also made a good water container.

The paunch (belly) liner is another part that is used as a container, such as a bucket or a basin.

The bladder was also used as a food pouch, a medecine bag, or a water container.