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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueDog View Post
    While we are on the subject... question of the day it seems...

    Aluminum bottle or Nalgene Bottle?

    Personally I have two of the large Nalgene ones. Thought about converting to the metal ones but not really sure its worth it. Yeah, I know about the BPA, and all mine are newer BPA-Free bottles.

    Opinons?
    We use just the large Nalgenes. Still need to replace them with new BPA free ones. I've been thinking about getting a couple or aluminum ones as well to give them a shot. EMS has 1L aluminum on sale for $14 right now which is really cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueDog View Post
    Stainless.. yeah, that's what I meant. Maybe I HAVE been drinking aluminum!
    Hmmm. I think most of the aluminum bottles have some sort of coated interiors. The ones I mentioned do anyway: http://www.ems.com/catalog/product_d...34374302891295. I don't need any more memory loss either. Anyone know anything more about aluminum bottles in this respect?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtruman View Post
    Anyone know anything more about aluminum bottles in this respect?
    I don't remember what it was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad View Post
    I don't remember what it was.
    Using those aluminum bottles I see.
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    Do people still care about PBA?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill O View Post
    Do people still care about PBA?
    Nope - I have not watched professional bowling for a long time.
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    While I don't hike as much as I did before kids came into the picture (both will be hiking regularly soon...), my wife and I keep our Camelbak bladders in the freezer so that no gunk grows inside. Not a lot of upkeep needed that way. We both have the insulated tubing, so freezing when XC skiing or winter hiking is never an issue.

    I recently switched from the old Nalgene bottles to SIGG stainless bottles, which has been fine until I dropped a full metal bottle in my garage yesterday. Huge dent. Sure, it's only cosmetic, but since I spent like $25 at EMS on the damn thing, I'm a little bummed. My trusty old Nalgene would have bounced.

    Anyway, when I hike, I use the bladder and supplement with a water bottle if it's a long hike. After the hike, I usually supplement further with a Tuckerman Pale Ale.

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    Always loved SIGG bottles for fuel. Now I have a small stainless SIGG for white wine to take a long as a treat for dinner, or a summit celebration etc. My buddy has one too. I also noticed that Nalgene and as well, Camelback are offering BPA free plastic units now, so you might have a look at those.
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    Where I work we were "going green," so they handed out cheaply made plastic bottle, some of which were already leaking...lol. Mine chipped neat the mouth...doesn't really close great now.

    I do have a Sigg and two mini sigg knock offs.....no probs yet

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    SIGGs are great Mel
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