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Moss

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Post Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:13 am

Did you guys actually stop drinking from Nalgene bottles? There was a chemical in them that if heated/cracked/long term usage could make you ill... Did you guys actually stop using them? I know alot of people that switched over to the metal bottles, but those are just brutal. Nalgene makes new ones with a different material, but I have like 6 old ones.
Tdawgthegreatest

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Post Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:25 am

*blinks*
Dunno what those are.
Moss

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Post Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:32 am

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TRogers

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Post Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:44 am

Never drank from one to begin with...interesting.
PwrRngr

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Post Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:35 am

I've always had them for camping and still always use them. Never gotten sick that I know of.

There's always reports and claims coming out on things that will harm you. I believe it was also said not to use plastic tupperware b/c when heated it leaches something into the food. I don't believe everythings true. I still use plastic tupperware.

Don't think of it as getting ill. Think of it as building your immune system.
Brandon

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Post Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:47 am

The chemical is BPA. Unless you use the bottle a ton, the chemical probably isn't a concern, but if you are buying a new bottle, make sure it is BPA free (if it is, it will advertise it). I use these bottles and love them (love the whole company actually): More about Nalgene and BPA: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/04/bpa-in-water.php
Lankhimself

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Post Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:37 am

Metal bottles are brutal? What? I have three of these and I love them.
Tat2Dragons

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Post Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:51 am

I have some of the newer Nalgene bottles and I drink from them everyday. I also like the stainless bottles too.icon_smile.gif
Bobby Lee

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Post Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:02 pm

I lose water bottles way to much to bother buying anything nice. I just refill Gatorade bottles until they disappear, then I get another one.
pOrk

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Post Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:48 pm

Moss wrote:
I know alot of people that switched over to the metal bottles, but those are just brutal.


What?

Thats all I use.
The_Mastor

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Post Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:03 pm

I never drank from one, only tried to blow one up... So apparently I was saving lives icon_eek.gif Go me biglaugh.gif
Highland J

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Post Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:15 pm

icon_rolleyes.gif ^
The_Mastor

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Post Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:18 pm

Yes that was a sarcastic joke there mister icon_smile.gif Don't go all chevyboi on me !
Moss

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Post Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:40 pm

pOrk wrote:
Moss wrote:
I know alot of people that switched over to the metal bottles, but those are just brutal.


What?

Thats all I use.


I don't like the metal touching my lips. I'm not some crazy person who is like anti-magnet fields, but I was used to Nalgenes for years, then got a few of the metal ones and dislike them, also can't see how much water is in them.
PwrRngr

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Post Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:57 pm

Moss wrote:
I don't like the metal touching my lips. I'm not some crazy person who is like anti-magnet fields, but I was used to Nalgenes for years, then got a few of the metal ones and dislike them, also can't see how much water is in them.

Anti-magnet fields??? HUH? I'm not really sure what that means (although I also prefer Nalgene over metal bottles) but nearly all metal bottles are Aluminum. Aluminum is non-magnetic.
Moss

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Post Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:02 pm

PwrRngr wrote:
Moss wrote:
I don't like the metal touching my lips. I'm not some crazy person who is like anti-magnet fields, but I was used to Nalgenes for years, then got a few of the metal ones and dislike them, also can't see how much water is in them.

Anti-magnet fields??? HUH? I'm not really sure what that means (although I also prefer Nalgene over metal bottles) but nearly all metal bottles are Aluminum. Aluminum is non-magnetic.


You know the crazy people I'm talking about the people that think that metal is somehow radiating some sort of frequency that causes illness. Crazy people.
Tdawgthegreatest

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Post Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:56 pm

Lol at The_Mastors post.
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Post Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:35 pm

Nalgene is really durable, I used 2 of them on a 26 day backpacking trip and they got really beat up. But they still function great and can hold hot liquids.
Moss

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Post Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:57 am

Phil wrote:
Nalgene is really durable, I used 2 of them on a 26 day backpacking trip and they got really beat up. But they still function great and can hold hot liquids.


I believe that hot liquids increased the chemical release.
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Post Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:52 am

Moss wrote:
PwrRngr wrote:
Moss wrote:
I don't like the metal touching my lips. I'm not some crazy person who is like anti-magnet fields, but I was used to Nalgenes for years, then got a few of the metal ones and dislike them, also can't see how much water is in them.

Anti-magnet fields??? HUH? I'm not really sure what that means (although I also prefer Nalgene over metal bottles) but nearly all metal bottles are Aluminum. Aluminum is non-magnetic.


You know the crazy people I'm talking about the people that think that metal is somehow radiating some sort of frequency that causes illness. Crazy people.

I did not know about them. But I'll make sure to be on the lookout and avoid them. icon_lol.gif

Phil wrote:
Nalgene is really durable, I used 2 of them on a 26 day backpacking trip and they got really beat up. But they still function great and can hold hot liquids.

They are very durable for everyday use. But there are 2 things that will ruin them very easily. Don't fill them FULL of water and then freeze the bottle (did this when I was 13). Also, mineral spirits will eat right through Lexan.
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