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    Thanks everyone for the great advice. Increasingly important as winter sets in here in New England!

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    I saw someone in this thread mention briefly that boiling water in a Nalgene bottle can pull all the nasties out the plastic, making it not suitable for drinking when it's cooled. Could anyone confirm this is correct please?

    I'm loving the idea of using my Nalgene as a hot water bottle, seems such a shame to chuck the water in the morning though... Especially as it'd save me boiling up more water!

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    Using A Hot Water Bottle To Stay Warm

    Quote Originally Posted by El-Beardo View Post
    I saw someone in this thread mention briefly that boiling water in a Nalgene bottle can pull all the nasties out the plastic, making it not suitable for drinking when it's cooled. Could anyone confirm this is correct please?

    I'm loving the idea of using my Nalgene as a hot water bottle, seems such a shame to chuck the water in the morning though... Especially as it'd save me boiling up more water!
    I think that was the case (or the fear) with the old bottles that had BPA in them.

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    Ah thanks, that's put my mind at rest. Looking forward to giving this a go

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    I just tried it this past weekend and it is amazing! I fill a nalgene bottle about 3/4 with almost boiling water and covered it with two wool socks. i was so warm I had to take my jacket and socks off in 30 F weather and The next morning it was still warm!

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    The 64 oz Kleen kanteen is all I carry for cooking. I throw it in the fire to boil water. If conditions are wet I carry a snow peak torch too http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0015H...r=8-2&pi=SY200
    I put the stainless bottle in the fire pit surrounded by kindling and as the torch heats the bottle it dries the kindling and starts the campfire. The 64 is barely heavier than the 32 or 40 oz bottles and gives enough hot water to cook breakfast and make a pot of coffee in one shot. In the summer i carry a light welders glove just over on ounce and winter i have gloves anyway to take bottle out of Fire I am going to try wrapping the bottle in a t shirt and putting it in my nest next trip out

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    Just a thought... I've always put the hot water bottle in one of my wool or synthetic socks before taking it to bed, but sometimes I wonder if the heat might be a little much for those socks. Would a cotton sock or cozie be better?
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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    Just a thought... I've always put the hot water bottle in one of my wool or synthetic socks before taking it to bed, but sometimes I wonder if the heat might be a little much for those socks. Would a cotton sock or cozie be better?
    I doubt it. But I let my water bottle cool a few minutes if its at a full boil in the fire. No need for a raging 212* boil water bottle. Then into a sock.
    I don't need to melt the hammock and quilt either.

    Socks are plentiful, I got one foot of every pair that I ever purchased.
    Ambulo tua ambulo.

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    So, do you just keep the bottle between your legs? It seems as if it would roll around a lot.
    Limping back into the wilderness...

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    Re: Using A Hot Water Bottle To Stay Warm

    Quote Originally Posted by Tonks View Post
    So, do you just keep the bottle between your legs? It seems as if it would roll around a lot.
    You put it under your legs/buttocks. It kind of sinks into the hammock and isn't uncomfortable at all. I tried it today and it work great and I hardly even noticed it was there!!! Great idea :-)

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