“I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt.” - Cormac McCarthy
I guess it's like a lot of other stuff, they don't all come off the assembly line exactly the same<G>.
It seams that several others have had platys to leak too, so maybe their quality standards are not quite as strict as some???
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Both of mine leaked, my brother's leaked while at Philmont, my mom's leaked. I just don't trust em'.
All that was interesting. Do you have problems since light can't pass through the metal... seems like you would have to shine a light down inside it to see how full it was and whether or not it was clean, is that much of an issue?
Also talking about hot liquids and metal containers makes me think of how well metal conducts heat and how much easier it is for it to be too hot to handle versus other materials that aren't such good conductors. Also just sitting hot beverages out, the radiating properties of shining metal could be a factor in how quickly they cool off. Have you noticed any significant issues with any of that?
Of those that posted that their Platys leaked, what type were they?
(A side note: It's snowing in Covington!)
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a question about a possible technique: on winter group hikes its common to have a large pot of water on or near the fire - often for melting snow but later on for hot water in general - one idea that I thought of (but not tried) was to get this pot of water very hot then fill a soda bottle with cold/cool water and hang the bottle (top off or loose) into the pot to warm it up - obviously the water in the pot is somewhat cooled off but the water in the bottle should warm up fairly quickly and I think the user could easily adjust the desire temp by pulling the bottle out and deciding if it was "done" yet by feel - the only issue that I see is that the water in the pot can't be allowed to boil while the soda bottle is in the pot - the soda bottle would shrink/deform
possible advantages of the technique -
1. uses lighter weight bottles
2. no pouring of hot water into a bottle
3. cheap bottles
possible disadvantages -
1. can ruin a bottle if left in too long
2. requires a large pot
3. requires a campfire
note this is an untried technique but I think it should work OK given its limitations
anyone have any comments?
If you have a campfire and soda bottles with caps you can fill the bottle completely to the top and set it right in the fire. The water will heat and the bottle will not melt. At least if you believe the demonstrations. I've talked to people who say this works but have never tried it myself.
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