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Old 10-27-2011, 11:28 AM
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Sorry if I got the thread of topic I was olny posting the 3 U.S. military-style canteens I have and why.
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Do you have an issues with the plastic taste from that NATO canteen, garethw?

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Old 10-27-2011, 03:26 PM
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It's been a while but they do have a bit of a taste but after a while it becomes normal also the thickness is nice as the 2Q does not stick out as far as the 1Q and the 2Q makes a nice arm rest
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Old 10-28-2011, 08:18 AM
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Do you have an issues with the plastic taste from that NATO canteen, garethw?

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Hi there,
No not really... I got two for £9 each new. They did smell a bit plasticy to start with, but so did my US canteen.
I found a quick soaking overnight with some bicarb in the water got rid of all the taste.
I generally find all canteens get a taste after a while... I had a couple of SIGG's that tasted and smelled bad after leaving them in a cupboard over the winter.
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Old 10-28-2011, 11:04 AM
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Rinsing water carriers with a bit of white vinegar followed by bicarb solution is a good idea if the bottle has been stored for awhile.
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Rinsing water carriers with a bit of white vinegar followed by bicarb solution is a good idea if the bottle has been stored for awhile.

this. i also like to do a baking soda rinse after a trip, to get the jug to a good place. a nice sit in a sunny spot(with the lid off) and it's bone-dry and ready to store.
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Stuff to keep around for water carrier cleaning: white vinegar, baking soda (1-2 tablespoons/qt should do nicely), and denture cleaner tablets (Polident or similar, much cheaper, more available and pretty much identical to the expensive bladder cleaner tablets sold in the camping supply store).
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Here's a photo-comparison I made of my Nalgene canteen and my standard military canteen.



I'm likely to remove the printing on the Nalgene bottle, when I find an acceptable method.

The Nalgene Oasis Canteen (private labeled as the Blackhawk canteen in foliage green and coyote tan) is made in the USA of BPA-free, Eastman Tritan copolyester - "an extremely impact-resistant material that does not retain tastes, odors or stains." It holds 32 ounces, and is 8 ½” high by 4 7/8” x 3 1/8”. [Guaranteed leakproof!]

The one I have weighs 4.6 oz (131g). The standard military canteen (pictured) weighs 5.2 oz.

These canteens are a little heavy by lightweight backpacking standards. But for those that carry typical 1L poly(carbonate) bottles, they're in the (weight) ballpark.

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