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#178828 - 08/01/13 10:06 AM Water Bottle Ideas
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Registered: 08/01/13
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Loc: Lexington, KY
What ideas do you have about improving or modifying current water bottles on the market today? Do you use your water bottle for anything other than carrying liquid? Let me know!


Thanks!


Edited by packlite (08/01/13 11:54 AM)

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#178867 - 08/02/13 09:59 PM Re: Water Bottle Ideas [Re: WDW4]
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Registered: 04/28/09
Posts: 242
Loc: Midwest
I use a 2 L platy for a pillow (with or without some water in it).

I normally just use a Gatorade bottle for my regular drinking bottle. Not sure what you could improve on.

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#178944 - 08/06/13 01:27 AM Re: Water Bottle Ideas [Re: topshot]
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Registered: 06/08/13
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Loc: Sacramento Valley
We always buy Vita Water bottles, nice tough bottles, large mouth and refill at the next water crossing once the drink is gone. We use these each trip and simply recycle once home. Works for us..


Edited by dcm579 (08/06/13 01:27 AM)

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#179235 - 08/16/13 08:10 PM Re: Water Bottle Ideas [Re: WDW4]
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I use vinegar bottles. They are designed to be stable under acidic conditions (good for chlorine tablets), are really tough (dropped a few off cliffs and they still were useable) and weigh less than Nalgene bottles (but are heavier than pop or water bottles). I use vinegar at home anyway, so the cost is zero. The quart size is good, fits in my pack pockets. One quart is all I use for a day's hiking. In addition, I take one or two 2.0 liter Plytapus bottle for camp water. I collect water immediately when to camp, and solar heat the water, which really saves gas when cooking.

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#179239 - 08/16/13 10:31 PM Re: Water Bottle Ideas [Re: wandering_daisy]
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Soda/pop bottles are designed to hold up under pressure, and since the stuff is acidic, they also hold up that way.

So is most juice, especially the pure cranberry juice I buy and whose plastic bottles I use if I want a wider moutn.
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#179275 - 08/19/13 02:15 PM Re: Water Bottle Ideas [Re: OregonMouse]
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I use an aluminum 16oz budlight bottle with a old wine cork , for a canteen on day hikes in the event of emergency I wouldn't hesitate to boil water in bottle and its really lite
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#179281 - 08/19/13 05:15 PM Re: Water Bottle Ideas [Re: Samoset]
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And, best of all, you get to empty it out to convert it to a water bottle - sounds like a win-win to me!

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#179311 - 08/20/13 10:58 AM Re: Water Bottle Ideas [Re: Samoset]
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Originally Posted By Samoset
I use an aluminum 16oz budlight bottle with a old wine cork , for a canteen on day hikes in the event of emergency I wouldn't hesitate to boil water in bottle and its really lite


I have seen, and purchased, aluminum soda bottles. There is also the resealable monster energy drink bottles.
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#179312 - 08/20/13 10:59 AM Re: Water Bottle Ideas [Re: wandering_daisy]
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Originally Posted By wandering_daisy
I use vinegar bottles.


I will have to look at those. I usually either buy vinegar in a glass bottle, or a big gallon jug that doesn't have a twist lid.
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