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#222901 - 05/04/11 06:23 PM Are metal water bottles safe to boil water?
GoatMan Offline
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Aren't the metal water bottles you find in most sporting goods stores lined with something? Seems like the interrior are lined to prevent rust and corrosion. Wouldn't those liners breakdown and get into the water you are trying to boil?

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#222902 - 05/04/11 06:30 PM Re: Are metal water bottles safe to boil water? [Re: GoatMan]
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Yes Most metal bottles have a liner sprayed into them. I do not know about popular brands such as kleen canteen. And yes they will melt off and break down into what you are drinking if heated in a fire.
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#222903 - 05/04/11 06:34 PM Re: Are metal water bottles safe to boil water? [Re: Frisket]
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That is what I have always thought. I'm just trying to figure out why so may on the forum are switching to metal bottles for their "dual" purpose to be able to boil water in. Maybe they just haven't thought this thru?

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#222911 - 05/04/11 07:19 PM Re: Are metal water bottles safe to boil water? [Re: GoatMan]
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Guyot designs (also sold under the Nalgene brand) and Kleen Kanteen are both un-lined steel bottles. You just have to make sure to stick to the single-walled variety if you want to boil water in them. They also sell insulated (double-wall) bottles, but these are not safe for boiling water over a fire.

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#222947 - 05/05/11 02:01 AM Re: Are metal water bottles safe to boil water? [Re: GoatMan]
fooman Offline
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As far as I know, Aluminium bottles are lined in case you use them for drinks which are acidic like juices. Stainless steel bottles are unlined.

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#222951 - 05/05/11 02:49 AM Re: Are metal water bottles safe to boil water? [Re: Paul810]
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Originally Posted By: Paul810
Guyot designs (also sold under the Nalgene brand) and Kleen Kanteen are both un-lined steel bottles. You just have to make sure to stick to the single-walled variety if you want to boil water in them. They also sell insulated (double-wall) bottles, but these are not safe for boiling water over a fire.
Not safe? Or simply ineffective?

HJ
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#222957 - 05/05/11 05:13 AM Re: Are metal water bottles safe to boil water? [Re: GoatMan]
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I've taken care to make sure all the bottles I buy specifically say they're unlined.
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#222959 - 05/05/11 06:28 AM Re: Are metal water bottles safe to boil water? [Re: Hikin_Jim]
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Originally Posted By: Hikin_Jim
Originally Posted By: Paul810
Guyot designs (also sold under the Nalgene brand) and Kleen Kanteen are both un-lined steel bottles. You just have to make sure to stick to the single-walled variety if you want to boil water in them. They also sell insulated (double-wall) bottles, but these are not safe for boiling water over a fire.
Not safe? Or simply ineffective?

HJ



Im Pretty Sure not safe in the KABOOM kinda way.
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#222973 - 05/05/11 12:42 PM Re: Are metal water bottles safe to boil water? [Re: Hikin_Jim]
Paul810 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Hikin_Jim
Not safe? Or simply ineffective?

HJ


I've never tried it, but everything I've read on the matter says it isn't safe. Apparently the pressure created can potentially blow out a weakened area (like the welded seam) of the bottle like a bomb.

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#222984 - 05/05/11 01:54 PM Re: Are metal water bottles safe to boil water? [Re: Paul810]
hikermor Offline
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And not only that, but it won't get your water very hot...
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