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    This makes me so sad. I always considered Nalgene brand bottles to be leakproof...period. Other brands, not so much. Oh well.
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    The teflon tape is a good idea, thanks!

    The walmart Outdoor Products brand dry bags (3 to a pack) mentioned earlier is a good one, too. I have those bags, but never thought to use them for water bottle insurance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rain Man View Post
    The OP says a Nalgene Cantene bottle. That's NOT what we all commonly think of as a Nalgene bottle, but is more like a Platypus. See photo below. Here's a link:
    Nalgene 'cantene' bottle

    For myself, I leave NO AIR (or very little) in my regular hard plastic Nalgene bottle when doing this. It is air that expands and contracts, not water, when it cools or heats. I want to get rid of that pressure/suction buildup.

    I've not had a leak ... so far. But also I do NOT tighten the cap too hard. To me the cap is the 'weakest link.' I have screwed caps on other bottles so tight that the cap cracks. Not good. So, I don't 'He Man' it, as I think that would cause the very leak problem I want to prevent.

    And no, wrapping a sock or t-shirt doesn't keep you from getting heat, but it does keep you from getting scalded.

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    P.S. A Google search turns up another 'Nalgene' bottle that looks like an old Army canteen. Not sure if that could be what the OP is talking about.


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    Yep.....that's the one--in the link/photo.

    I did let the water stop boiling but it was pretty hot when I poured it in.

    I tightened it pretty good but not enough to 'crack' it or damage threads. Might just be a fluke in manufacturing of this one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFC Rick View Post
    Anyone ever thought of using an actual hot water bottle? I know there would be added weight for a single use item, but I would think from the security of the closure and the rubber conformity it would be worth it?

    Thinking out loud as I have never used one (yet).

    That's kind of the obvious solution--especially for home use like I did last night. But, for backpacking most of us want to utilize our gear as much as possible and save weight/space so this is a good idea for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFC Rick View Post
    Anyone ever thought of using an actual hot water bottle? I know there would be added weight for a single use item, but I would think from the security of the closure and the rubber conformity it would be worth it?

    Thinking out loud as I have never used one (yet).
    The ones marketed as fishing hot water bottles look pretty decent

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