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Recommend A 2L Water Carrier

Discussion in 'Other Every Day Carry Items' started by Andi Licious, Jan 10, 2020.

  1. Andi Licious

    Andi Licious Loaded Pockets

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    So I’m beginning to prep for the year ahead and I night fish overnight midweek between finishing work in an evening and starting the following morning.

    I use on average 2l of water for the nights drinking and cooking.

    I am currently using 2l disposable bottles that I pick up from a shop on the way to the lake. This is getting costly and also creating lots of single use plastic.

    I would prefer a hard plastic or metal container so it last a long time. I’m not worried about it being insulated.

    I will be drinking directly from it and also pouring into my kettle or jetboil dependant on which cooking method I choose to take.

    I am welcome to all suggestions as long as I can purchase it in the Uk and not need to spend more than the cost of the item on shipping!

    Cheers,

    Andy


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  2. ballistic

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  3. Andi Licious

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    Cheers.

    I never even looked for that brand as I assumed they didn’t have an outlet in the UK! Now I’ll no doubt be spending on other things

    I could really do with a rectangular shape rather than a cylindrical shape so it fits my bag better. But I could make do with a cylindrical one if needs be.

    I’ll hang it out a few more days and see if there is any other suggestions coming in.


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  4. Andi Licious

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    So I’ve found the solution for me. A Platypus water bottle. Perfect for my needs.


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    There's a lot to be said for the 2l plastic "disposable" bottles.
    If you get fairly sturdy ones, they last a long time and can be refilled & re-used.
    That brings down the cost and they're very lightweight and take up almost no more room that the water than they contain.
     
  6. Moshe ben David

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    A little caution is warranted with plastic 'disposable' bottles. The plastic used is known to slowly dissolve/leach into even water. Over time this has health concerns. You can hunt on line and find a fair amount of discussion. There are after all good reasons why lab ware is generally either glass, Nalgene, or SS...!

    Personally I go either for Nalgene or SS. Unless the wall thickness is that of a tank, not a lot of mass is involved. Think of the extra health benefits just from carrying slightly more mass... ;)

    Am Yisrael Chai!

    Moshe ben David
     
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    I would have recommended the Platypus but the OP stated metal or hard plastic, hence my Kleen Kanteen recommendation... I have a Platypus 2L stored in a BOB with my water filtration kit but don't use one daily.
     
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