Nalgene BPA-free

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How do you tote aqua?

Nalgene Bottles
15
20%
Plastic Bottles
12
16%
Camelbak
32
43%
Other
15
20%
 
Total votes: 74

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Nalgene BPA-free

Post by joebartels » Sep 08 2009 12:30 pm

I noticed little labels on all the Nalgene bottles at REI stating they're BPA-free. So does this mean they've been leaching everybody in the past? I read a little about #7 but got lost in all the bla bla.
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Re: Nalgene BPA-free

Post by dysfunction » Sep 08 2009 12:31 pm

I voted other, because I use a camelbak, platypus bladders and old gatorade bottles.
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Re: Nalgene BPA-free

Post by Jim_H » Sep 08 2009 12:51 pm

I like the Nalgene bottles since they won't break, are easy to clean, and attach to my MSR filter.
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Re: Nalgene BPA-free

Post by BobP » Sep 08 2009 1:08 pm

I voted plastic bottles because thats how I carry most often... but...all of the above could also apply.
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Re: Nalgene BPA-free

Post by imike » Sep 08 2009 1:14 pm

rlrjamy wrote:I voted plastic bottles because thats how I carry most often... but...all of the above could also apply.
...same for me... whatever is at hand on a daily basis
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Re: Nalgene BPA-free

Post by Grasshopper » Sep 08 2009 2:06 pm

for Primary= 3 liter camelbak
for Extra= very old BPA Nalgines(qts and/or pints) :sk:
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Re: Nalgene BPA-free

Post by joebartels » Sep 08 2009 2:07 pm

Grasshopper wrote:very old BPA...
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Re: Nalgene BPA-free

Post by writelots » Sep 08 2009 2:16 pm

I voted "other" 'cause I'm an opportunist as well. Usually on a longer trip I have 3l in either my platy or my camelbak, and and extra liter or two in Aquafina bottles - though I have been known to use Nalgenes as well.

I'm all for being careful and all with what we ingest, but I'm getting so overloaded with "this is bad for you, that will kill you" that I'm starting to rebel. I may start shooting BPA soon.
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Re: Nalgene BPA-free

Post by joebartels » Sep 08 2009 2:19 pm

writelots wrote:I may start shooting BPA soon
This could be bad for "the Wendy" :scared:

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Re: Nalgene BPA-free

Post by BobP » Sep 08 2009 2:20 pm

Wow BPA looks evil...I'm glad I drank from the hose as a kid and not from a sippy cup ;)
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Re: Nalgene BPA-free

Post by joebartels » Sep 08 2009 2:21 pm

Word on the street is your sippy cup had a hose. Ah heck I don't even know what that means :?
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Re: Nalgene BPA-free

Post by BobP » Sep 08 2009 2:30 pm

joe bartels wrote:Ah heck I don't even know what that means
If it means when I grew up and we used it to chug beer than :guilty: But that was a big sippy jug.
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Re: Nalgene BPA-free

Post by dysfunction » Sep 08 2009 2:56 pm

rlrjamy wrote:Wow BPA looks evil...I'm glad I drank from the hose as a kid and not from a sippy cup ;)

yea, and all that aldicarb that was in our water table when I was a kid, that's why I have a second head and 3rd arm. :D
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Re: Nalgene BPA-free

Post by allanalxndr » Sep 08 2009 2:57 pm

I typically carry 3Ls in a Camelback and another L or 2 in Aquafina Bottles on backpacking trips. For longer backpacking trips with less available water, I will also carry a 4L Platypus bag. On day hikes I'll take a 2 or 3L Camelback.

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Re: Nalgene BPA-free

Post by SuperstitionGuy » Sep 08 2009 3:11 pm

This thread is probably the best place to tell this story:

The very first time that I backpacked into Reavis Ranch I couldn't find my water bottles because they did not come home from my sons last Scout campout. It was late on a Friday night so I asked my wife to go to the nearest grocery store and buy a large plastic bottle of juice, poor the contents into any large glass container when she got home and fill the now empty plastic juice container with water and put it in the fridge for me. I went to bed, woke up at 5 AM, grabbed the plastic container from the fridge and stuffed it into my packpack before heading out to Apache Trail and the trail head to Reavis.

All was well, so I thought, until I went to take my first drink of the fresh cold water. IT WAS APPLE JUICE! :o :yuck: :stretch:

Can you believe that I backpacked into Reavis Ranch in October, to eat those delicious apples off the trees and only had APPLE JUICE to drink all the way in! Needless to say I didn't eat many apples that trip but I sure did fill the plastic container with water from the spring before I backpacked out! :bigth:
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Re: Nalgene BPA-free

Post by writelots » Sep 08 2009 4:14 pm

SuperstitionGuy wrote:Can you believe that I backpacked into Reavis Ranch in October, to eat those delicious apples off the trees and only had APPLE JUICE to drink all the way in! Needless to say I didn't eat many apples that trip but I sure did fill the plastic container with water from the spring before I backpacked out! :bigth:
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Re: Nalgene BPA-free

Post by Sredfield » Sep 08 2009 7:55 pm

I use a (near) gallon size Dromedary bag, very reliable, hasn't leaked yet if I do my part and tighten the cap. Also have a nalgene but am converting to gatorade bottles because they are half the empty weight.
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Re: Nalgene BPA-free

Post by dysfunction » Sep 08 2009 8:07 pm

Sredfield wrote:converting to gatorade bottles because they are half the empty weight.

and the price is right!
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Re: Nalgene BPA-free

Post by big_load » Sep 09 2009 12:17 am

I mainly use a mix of platypus bags, mostly 3l, up to four at a time. I also like the similar, but horribly spelled Nalgene Cantene, since it mates more securly to my MSR Miniworks for pumping skanky water. I use soda bottles sometimes in wet country, and I have a slew of Camelbaks of various ages (the first one is from 1995) that I use for dayhiking. Finally, I have an old BPA-loaded Nalgene that I used once in CO five years ago and never since.

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Re: Nalgene BPA-free

Post by PaleoRob » Sep 09 2009 6:29 am

A couple old Nalgenes, Sigg aluminum bottle, and a big Camelbak bladder complete my water-toting gear.
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