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#130596 - 04/20/08 12:52 AM Re: Nalgene to stop production [Re: samhain]
DrmstrSpoodle Offline

Registered: 01/28/07
Posts: 138
I agree. Mine are still getting used (and I don't drink an ungodly amount from them). And besides, I've already put too much of an investment in the ones that I have (I've got four 1L bottles along with 4 little flasks that go in each pouch on the outside of my rucksack). Anybody can die at any time, not just from BPA. You could die in a car wreck or just get a brain anuyerism (sp-whatever you get the point) at home. I could have died from something hitting my head, had the earthquake here in Indiana the other day been any worse.

So needless to say the whole Nalgene/BPA/OMFG deal is inside my circle of concern a little bit, but not affecting my circle of influence.

#130600 - 04/20/08 02:21 AM Re: Nalgene to stop production [Re: DrmstrSpoodle]
weldon Offline

Registered: 09/09/05
Posts: 64
Looked on Nalgene's website and they are offering bottles made out of eastman plastic or some such. BPA free and looks and feels like polycarbonate. Now you can have the best of both worlds wink

#130609 - 04/20/08 12:39 PM Re: Nalgene to stop production [Re: samhain]
OldBaldGuy Offline

Registered: 09/30/01
Posts: 5695
Loc: Former AFB in CA, recouping fr...
How 'bout a plain old USGI plastic canteen??? I wonder about that plastic now...

#130618 - 04/20/08 02:16 PM Re: Nalgene to stop production [Re: Matt26]
ironraven Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 4642
Loc: Vermont
I"ll still be using mine every day. I've been picking up a few with every pay check, it's still the best bottle I've found. This is the new aluminum scare- the EU looked it and gave it a resounding "no big deal".

I think my opinion of the BPA issue with adults can be best summed up with a quote from my DGF- "[Raven] drinks about a gallon a day from Nalgenes- if they've effected his hormones or sex drive, he's hiding it really well." I don't like it for baby bottles, or pretty much anyone smaller than a large dog, but once your out of puberty, it isn't an issue. Cancer risk, maybe, but everything causes cancer. There are going to whine and legislate everything- next thing you know they'll be mother henning us about chromium contamination from stainless steel containers. They did the same thing about copper kettles back in the 50s, but without the appeals to Aunt Sam.

When a man dare not speak without malice for fear of giving insult, that is when truth starts to die. Truth is the truest freedom.

#130624 - 04/20/08 02:58 PM Re: Nalgene to stop production [Re: samhain]
dougwalkabout Offline
Crazy Canuck
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2734
Loc: Alberta, Canada
I've always been interested in these SIGG bottles, but thought they were pretty expensive. That's the only drawback I can see.

Their fuel bottles are tough as heck. I imagine these would be too.

They're also much lighter than plastic. And at the end of their life, they can be recycled easily.

I've seen cheaper knock-offs, but I wouldn't buy one. Heaven knows what they're using for the coating.

#130636 - 04/20/08 06:17 PM Re: Nalgene to stop production [Re: dougwalkabout]
sodak Offline

Registered: 03/20/05
Posts: 410
I just went and bought a few more, so hopefully, I'll have enough for a long, long time. I love the Nalgene polycarb's, and ain't too worried about what they did to release the "bad, bad" chemicals. Are all the outdoor stores going to pull all the lexan coffee cups they offer?

I would be interested in steel or alum if they were single walled, so that you could boil water in it. That would be nice.

#130651 - 04/20/08 10:30 PM Re: Nalgene to stop production [Re: ]
Erik_B Offline

Registered: 08/10/07
Posts: 315
Loc: Somewhere in my own little wor...
i never got into the Nalgene craze. I picked up one of the sports bottles because it's more durable than the typical disposable water bottle, but for camping, hiking, etc i always use the old steel canteen my grandpa gave me, and i'll continue to do so.
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#130708 - 04/21/08 03:59 PM Re: Nalgene to stop production [Re: ]
MoBOB Offline

Registered: 09/17/07
Posts: 1219
Loc: here
Glass? That's right it is a bit on the fragile side. I guess we'll have wait for NASA to come up with some cool alternative.
"Its not a matter of being ready as it is being prepared" -- B. E. J. Taylor

#130761 - 04/22/08 12:52 PM Re: Nalgene to stop production [Re: MoBOB]
Greg_Sackett Offline

Registered: 12/14/01
Posts: 225
Loc: KC, MO
I'll keep mine. Heck, I'm drinking out of one as I type. Carry it to work every day for water.

So far there seem to be little sound science behind this (as usual). There are possibilities and conjecture, and a healthy dose of media sensationalism. We have seen this over and over, from saccarin, to DDT, even eggs.

The fact is that plain old water has killed more people than any of these. Heck, millions of people have died because we banned DDT.

Guess I need to go buy a few more bottles. Maybe there will be some good deals on them. Another decent product doomed by ignorance. Sigh...


#130764 - 04/22/08 01:11 PM Re: Nalgene to stop production [Re: Matt26]
OldBaldGuy Offline

Registered: 09/30/01
Posts: 5695
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I wonder if anyone has done any testing on insulated plastic water jugs, any size from a qt. to the five gallon models???

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