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    The old water bottle trick

    I was just curious if any of you use the army surplus style 2 qt canteen for your hot water bottle (http://www.joesarmynavyonline.com/se...Detail?no=7774 one like this). It is a softer material so I wondered about melting or leaking with some near boiling water in it.

    I just think this seems like a great idea because of the insulated bag this comes with would be great for keeping it warmer throughout the night and not losing the heat as quickly as say a nalgene.

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    I would not try it with the old "soft" canteens. The current military plastic canteens can hold boiling water fine, but not the old ones. I like the new Nalgene canteens. I use a wool sock over my Nalgene and it lasts 7 hours in 10* cold.
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    +1 on the Nalgene: not only does it fit nicely inside of a sock (wool or fleece or otherwise) to stay warm and insulate your body, but the wide mouth ones are easier to get hot water into without splashing yourself than the old canteens were.
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    Another happy nalgene user. I made a custom fleece cover with drawstring to slide it in (or if backpacking, just wrap a shirt around it). That keeps it from burning me and regulates the heat to slowly release throughout the night.
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    +1 on the wide mouth Nalgene in a wool sock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost_Biker View Post
    I like the new Nalgene canteens.
    +1 on that. $10, 2.25 ounces, holds 96oz water

    See product description at http://store.nalgene.com/Cantene-96oz-p/2595-0096.htm



    "
    Fill our flexible CANTENES with 32-, 48-, or 96 ounces of your favorite drink. Our Wide-Mouth flexible containers can be easily packed with ice cubes and will accommodate all major filters and purifiers. Available with the loop-top cap. When finished, collapse the container for easy storage.
    Made with Multi-Layer Film
    * Sturdy and reliable
    * Collapsible and flexible
    * Withstands temperatures from -29C (-20F) to 104C (220F)
    "

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    If you happen to have a camp fire, just put the bottle close to the fire and let it warm up naturally. Leave the top of the bottle loose while it is sitting next to the fire to allow for some thermal expansion of the contents. Snug the top down and then slide it into a fleece or woolen enclosure.

    The only reason to heat up a kettle of water to put into the bottle before bedtime would be if you were without a camp fire. While I realize there are times where no fire is appropriate - it just saddens me to think about a cold lonely camp site with no cheerful fire to warm the souls (and soles) of those who are there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeezerScouter View Post
    If you happen to have a camp fire, just put the bottle close to the fire and let it warm up naturally. Leave the top of the bottle loose while it is sitting next to the fire to allow for some thermal expansion of the contents. Snug the top down and then slide it into a fleece or woolen enclosure.


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    I tried that and the top warped and started leaking. I wouldn't recommend that method.
    Keep movin', keep believing and enjoy the journey!

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    I ruined my nalgene beside a fire as well. Becareful how close it is.

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