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Meanwhile Over at Gear Talk

Jason Klass has a simple but useful do-it-yourself project to upgrade the water bottle you’ve pulled from the trash.    Here’s the link: Gear Talk. 

I should say, I have nothing against Nalgene.  I’ve owned a few of their bottles and they are very durable, but heavy when compared to a plastic water or juice bottle. 


  1. arlen
    October 14, 2010 at 7:58 am

    seeing how the oil industry has touched every part of our lives…
    and what makes me mad is that even though they rake in billions in profits…
    they still get tax write offs that came about in 1914 when the federal tax code came into being…
    so using as little plastic as possible …and i do try….
    i have become to be a believer in the stainless steel bottles….
    easy to clean….while at a camp site…
    the last several years i work for a county parks dept…
    the park i was stationed at was isolated in the county…
    i brought my liquids in either glass or stainless steel containers to work….
    while my co worker brought his liquids in plastic bottles…
    i noticed in that he had a bacteria problem with his plastic bottles through our work year..and managed to come down with a nasty lower bowel issues…and my co worker is a clean freak…but he could not get those plastic bottles perfectly clean….
    plus i never in my life picked up so many plastic bottles …
    plastic bottles do not break down at the land fill…
    it is a good idea what Jack came up with…in re-using plastic bottles…
    but watch your health…those bottles do not clean out…
    just sharing….

  2. The Velo Hobo
    October 14, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Good point, especially if you are pulling it from the trash or it once contained juice. a few drops of non-sented bleach from time to time to steralize is not a bad idea as well. I like the idea of giving a discarded item a second life.

    Thanks for the comment, Jack

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