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Tinker
01-08-2011, 14:09
I just stumbled upon a bottle which will thread onto my First Need water filter which is much lighter than a Nalgene Bottle.
It is a plastic dry roasted peanut container. It's smaller than the Nalgene (approx. 26 oz. vs. 32), but is appreciably lighter (2oz. vs 6.25oz.). The threads fit into my filter, but the Nalgene cap won't thread onto the peanut jar.
It's food grade plastic (#1 PETE), so it should be safe for continued use (I hope).
I've used lighter containers, but none which threaded directly onto my filter. Every soft container (bladder) which I've used has sprung leaks over time. The peanut jars were free (essentially), and seem sturdy enough to last a long time.
The peanuts were from Shaw's supermarket, which is prevalent in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. There are probably other brands with the same thread.
Feel free to add other water bottle alternatives to this thread.
Thanks.

HiKen2011
01-08-2011, 14:12
Gatorade......

Mountain Wildman
01-08-2011, 14:20
I have not found a Gatoraide bottle that will thread on my First Need.
The Nalgene Wide Mouth Cantene will thread on and only weighs a couple ounces.
http://www.campsaver.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/350x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/w/i/widemouthcantene_3.jpg (http://www.campsaver.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/w/i/widemouthcantene_3.jpg)

Tinker
01-08-2011, 14:23
I have not found a Gatoraide bottle that will thread on my First Need.
The Nalgene Wide Mouth Cantene will thread on and only weighs a couple ounces.
http://www.campsaver.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/350x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/w/i/widemouthcantene_3.jpg (http://www.campsaver.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/w/i/widemouthcantene_3.jpg)

I had a couple of the quart sized ones. One I gave away in Ga. in '06, and the other one failed after two years of light use from rolling it up when empty (fatigue) right at the top where it becomes rigid.

Tinker
01-08-2011, 14:24
Gatorade......
I use them all the time, but they won't thread onto my filter. My habit has been to pick up a quart at each town stop (if applicable) and reuse it to carry water after I had used up the Gatorade.

HiKen2011
01-08-2011, 14:28
I use them all the time, but they won't thread onto my filter. My habit has been to pick up a quart at each town stop (if applicable) and reuse it to carry water after I had used up the Gatorade.

My bad, should have read more closely, sorry!:o

skinewmexico
01-08-2011, 14:31
So what do they look like?

STICK
01-08-2011, 14:31
I had a couple of the quart sized ones. One I gave away in Ga. in '06, and the other one failed after two years of light use from rolling it up when empty (fatigue) right at the top where it becomes rigid.

I have one of these as well, and I too fear it will fail at the top where it gets rigid. But it is nice that it rolls down so small when not in use unlike the Gatorade bottles or any other hard bottles for that matter.

I did recently get a Platypus SoftBottle to see if it would be any different. IMO, the Platy does not seem as durable as the Nalgene. I feel like this is backed up by the simple fact that the 2L Platy weighs 1.3 oz and the 1L Nalgene weighs 3.5 oz. Besides, after one (light) use with my Platy I can see some spots that may potentially end up bad.

My other hang up with the Platy is the tiny mouth. That thing is hard to fill!

Tinker
01-08-2011, 14:35
I have one of these as well, and I too fear it will fail at the top where it gets rigid. But it is nice that it rolls down so small when not in use unlike the Gatorade bottles or any other hard bottles for that matter.

I did recently get a Platypus SoftBottle to see if it would be any different. IMO, the Platy does not seem as durable as the Nalgene. I feel like this is backed up by the simple fact that the 2L Platy weighs 1.3 oz and the 1L Nalgene weighs 3.5 oz. Besides, after one (light) use with my Platy I can see some spots that may potentially end up bad.

My other hang up with the Platy is the tiny mouth. That thing is hard to fill!

I have a couple of Platy bags, too. I think the weight savings vs. the Nalgene is that they use far less rigid plastic at the top of the bag due to the smaller mouth. I agree. I'm not a fan of the Platys for that reason, though the hydration bags with the tubes and zip lock bottoms are a nice design (just make sure the zip is facing up and secure).

SurferNerd
01-08-2011, 17:47
+1 for gatorade bottles. I started with Sigg bottles, lighter than Nalgene's. But Gatorade's are even lighter, and easily replaceable rather than cleaning. If you need a special bottle for your filter, consider changing the filter, lol. I carry pure iodine, one tiny 3oz bottle..lasts the entire thru hike and more. Don't always think of changing just one item, thinkif there's an alternative to the entire system. I went from 2 Sigg/ Katadyn Pro to 2 Gatorade/Bottle of Iodine. I shaved nearly a lb there.

mstone
01-08-2011, 23:05
+2 Gatorade. Cheap, light, works well.

BOBINJAX
03-01-2011, 07:50
Thanks for all the responses. Guess I will throw the Nalgene bottles in the storage box in the garage for car camping, etc. See you on the trail.

KillerKowalski
03-11-2011, 04:16
I have not found a Gatoraide bottle that will thread on my First Need.
The Nalgene Wide Mouth Cantene will thread on and only weighs a couple ounces.
http://www.campsaver.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/350x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/w/i/widemouthcantene_3.jpg (http://www.campsaver.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/w/i/widemouthcantene_3.jpg)

+2. I used them when I pump, which is rare. I have since converted to a Gatorade and Aquamira drops. But, for your purpose the Nalgene canteens are the way.

Hooch
03-11-2011, 08:34
I'm a big fan of the tall and skinny 1 liter Smartwater bottles. They're readily available before I leave for a section, already full of water when i get them and are super easy to get in and out of the side pockets of my ULA Catalyst.

http://www.steveklotz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/smartwater.jpg

moytoy
03-11-2011, 08:56
I'm a big fan of the tall and skinny 1 liter Smartwater bottles. They're readily available before I leave for a section, already full of water when i get them and are super easy to get in and out of the side pockets of my ULA Catalyst.





I like the Smartwater bottles also. There is a sip cap for them that takes a tube from ox bottles and I can use that as a hydtration tube.

Koinseb
03-11-2011, 09:19
I like the Smartwater bottles also. There is a sip cap for them that takes a tube from ox bottles and I can use that as a hydtration tube.

Do you have a link or something for those sip caps? Sounds interesting...

moytoy
03-11-2011, 09:29
Do you have a link or something for those sip caps? Sounds interesting...
I bought mine at a Circle K here in Fl.
http://www.melandrose.com/istar.asp?a=65&image=/istarimages/mp/60153-5958.jpg

Koinseb
03-11-2011, 10:14
I bought mine at a Circle K here in Fl.
http://www.melandrose.com/istar.asp?a=65&image=/istarimages/mp/60153-5958.jpg

Ah, I get it. Thanks!

Wags
03-12-2011, 11:30
fwiw i take 1 nalgene and then 2 gatorade/soda bottles. i like having the nalgene available if it's an extra cold night and i want a hot water bottle for down at my feet. the nalgene will accept boiling water (then simply put a sock over the bottle) and stay toasty warm all night.

i take the other 2 bottles for weight purposes.