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    Can you pour boiling water into a platypus soft water bottle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scout620 View Post
    Can you pour boiling water into a platypus soft water bottle?
    I'd recommend what I use - the Nalgene Canteen series.

    Platy bottle temp ranges aren't the same and the closure not as secure, IMO.

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    Using A Hot Water Bottle To Stay Warm

    I keep my Nalgene bottle with a reflectix coozie. It is warm still when I wake up in the morning.

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    HDPE Nalgene

    I have put hot water in those 20 oz pop bottles you can get almost anywhere. When I did that the bottle deformed badly (I believe that they are HDPE). Anyone out there put hot water in a HDPE Nalgene? Any problems with the bottles deforming?
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    Works Great!

    I ended up getting sick last week after coming back from a camping trip and had the chills really bad. I couldn't get my body temp up high enough to fever yet so I used my nalgene bottle with hot water, wrapped that in foil then a t-shirt and it worked great to bring my body temperature up. Lasted a surprisingly long time before it ran out of heat.

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    Our boy scout troop uses this trick and its amazing how much it helps and how long the water stays hot. We put a sock around the nalgene to keep it from making your skin too hot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bosman View Post
    For those with wives, I recommend earning some brownie points and fixin up a bottle of hot water if they complain about cold feet. Or if they do when going to bed you can please them by thinking of them by putting a bottle under the covers at their foot of the bed.
    I use this at home alot. Why deal with cold feet when you can do something about it?
    First trip out for my wife she goes to bed at around 9 PM. I stay up with the dog (beating our chests, howling at the moon, you know... Guy stuff.) So anyway I decide to turn in around midnight, and before I do I get a Nalgene ready to throw in the hammock with her because the temp has been steadily dropping. I gently wake her and she says 'I'm a little cold' so I say 'try this!' Wow, that was a lifesaver. She slept soundly the rest of the night. In the morning she said she had literally just woken up with cold feet when I gave her the bottle.
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    Re: Using A Hot Water Bottle To Stay Warm

    Took my nephew out camping the other week. He is 10 and nothing but skin and bones. Twmp dropped below freezing and I could see him starting to get cold. Gave a hot water nalgene and he slept warm and cozy

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    It does work, I do it too - but nothing beats having enough insulation to begin with although I do like to toss a hot bottle in a few minutes before I climb inside on cold nights.

    Hmmm..maybe I should make a cozy for my 2 liter camelback bladder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scout620 View Post
    Can you pour boiling water into a platypus soft water bottle?
    I wouldn't put boiling in but I boil then wait two to three minutes and add it or just heat up to a comfortable temp. I do it all the time. No leakage issues. I've heard this before and can't speak to temp ratings of the platypus but I wouldn't ever put boiling water between my legs no matter which bottle.

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