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#130527 - 04/19/08 02:00 AM Re: Nalgene to stop production [Re: climberslacker]
dougwalkabout Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2726
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Yeah, same here, climberslacker. I'd used the HDPE ones for years and years; the only drawback was the smell. Especially when a canteen stayed in a hot pack/car for a couple of days -- phew!

Polycarbonate seemed like a "cleaner" alternative so I switched. Now it seems like the smell is blowing the other direction.

The good news? The 12-year-old Nalgene HDPEs in my basement are still solid and good to go. And yes, they're just as smelly as the new ones! Apparently they don't improve much with age.

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#130531 - 04/19/08 02:37 AM Re: Nalgene to stop production [Re: Paul810]
Arney Offline
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Registered: 09/15/05
Posts: 2485
Loc: California
Originally Posted By: Paul810
Then, they came out with anti-bacterial soap and decided that was much better than regular soap and everyone had to use it.

Well, that trend was more due to marketing than science. Around the same time, everything was being churned out with antibacterial properties, from moisturizers to cutting boards to socks to laundry detergents. Personally, I stuck with plain liquid hand soap through that craze.

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#130532 - 04/19/08 03:17 AM Re: Nalgene to stop production [Re: Arney]
BobS Offline
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Registered: 02/08/08
Posts: 924
Loc: Toledo Ohio
Originally Posted By: Arney
Originally Posted By: Paul810
Then, they came out with anti-bacterial soap and decided that was much better than regular soap and everyone had to use it.

Well, that trend was more due to marketing than science. Around the same time, everything was being churned out with antibacterial properties, from moisturizers to cutting boards to socks to laundry detergents. Personally, I stuck with plain liquid hand soap through that craze.



You stuck to regular soap; Iím going to stick to my Nalgene bottles during this craze. I have a lot of them, enough to last a lifetime.


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#130533 - 04/19/08 03:51 AM Re: Nalgene to stop production [Re: BobS]
Hacksaw
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They're doing it purely to please the public...which isn't a bad business decision. They have at no point admitted there is a BPA issue with their bottles.

I've seen studies that show you'd have to drink like 40L a day from these bottles to get enough chemical into your system to be even remotely harmful.

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#130537 - 04/19/08 04:06 AM Re: Nalgene to stop production [Re: ]
cfraser Offline
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Registered: 06/17/07
Posts: 110
Loc: Toronto area, Ontario, Canada
^ And now they're saying that huge amount of "pure" water we're supposed to drink every day is pure nonsense, no scientific basis for it, it's just lore that repeated enough became "fact".

Which doesn't mean you shouldn't drink a reasonable amount of water obviously, depending on what you're doing etc. But now they're saying, as far as your body is concerned, water in coffee for instance is just as good as the water in water...it's the coffee that's debateable. Which leads into now they're saying a certain amount of coffee is "good" for you...they really haven't got an effen clue obviously, it goes on and on, depends who's paying the researchers.

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#130538 - 04/19/08 04:13 AM Re: Nalgene to stop production [Re: Matt26]
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Registered: 09/30/01
Posts: 5695
Loc: Former AFB in CA, recouping fr...
You think that this is a big deal, my only daughter is going to have her first baby next month. Go shopping and try to find a baby bottle (plastic, we can not find glass anywhere) that is not made in China. We have become afraid of just about anything made in China that will come anywhere near your (or your grandkids) mouth...
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#130547 - 04/19/08 12:19 PM Re: Nalgene to stop production [Re: OldBaldGuy]
Stu Offline
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Registered: 05/16/05
Posts: 1058
Loc: Finger Lakes of NY State
Originally Posted By: OldBaldGuy
You think that this is a big deal, my only daughter is going to have her first baby next month. Go shopping and try to find a baby bottle (plastic, we can not find glass anywhere) that is not made in China. We have become afraid of just about anything made in China that will come anywhere near your (or your grandkids) mouth...

Yea, me too.
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#130563 - 04/19/08 04:52 PM Re: Nalgene to stop production [Re: cfraser]
Lono Offline
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Registered: 10/19/06
Posts: 1013
Loc: Pacific NW, USA
I'm not worried much about BPAs, for as often as I drink from them while hiking its still only while hiking that I consume water from a Nalgene. If TEOTWAWKI happens and I start drinking water fulltime from a Nalgene, BPA will be among the least of my concerns.

I'm a tad more concerned about present day water quality, things like the oil additive MTBE that has leached into the groundwater and are present in the everyday water supply of most of the US. I get that whether I drink from a Nalgene or not.

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#130578 - 04/19/08 08:47 PM Re: Nalgene to stop production [Re: Matt26]
LED Offline
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Registered: 09/01/05
Posts: 1474
I agree, my nalgenes will still get used. Won't be drinking coffee out of it or anything. wink But, as with most health warnings, I usually ask myself if its worse than the pollution I breathe in everyday. If not then I'm not gonna get too worked up about it.

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#130592 - 04/20/08 12:20 AM Re: Nalgene to stop production [Re: dougwalkabout]
samhain Offline
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Registered: 11/30/05
Posts: 598
Loc: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
What are your (plural) thoughts on these?

(BTW) I was thinking about them before all this came out.

sigg bottles
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