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Backcountry Kitchen The Backcountry Kitchen forum is for the discussion of food and cooking gear related topics for backpacking trips (e.g. menus, recipes, stoves, fuel...).


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Old 10-31-2006, 07:54 PM
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Great Fuel Bottle

I've tried all kinds of recycled bottles for carrying denatured alcohol but a I really like a reincarnated lens-cleaning bottle from Boston and alcohol-stove users will want to take note.

First off, it's very compact and ergonomic. Secondly, the top is a tight seal that won't spill in your pack and the nozzle affords much more control than many commerically-available "fuel bottles". This allows you to more accurately place denatured alcohol on wicks or in the small fuel ports of alcohol stoves. It's as durable as any other bottle I've bought at REI and the cap closure is more secure. Trust me, you'l like it!

Plus, you can probably find them for free. If you wear contact lenses, you're set. If not, probably one of your friends does and you can ask them to save the bottle for you.

Rejoice all of you contact-lens users! For the rest of us...can we have your empties?

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Old 10-31-2006, 08:48 PM
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That's a great idea. I like the fact that the fuel won't spill out if it tips over - like several other fuel bottle options would.

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Old 10-31-2006, 09:07 PM
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Jason, I had been thinking about doing this the past weekend for a new fuel bottle but decided not to. I was planning on using a small (4 fl oz)Equate contact solution bottle but I wasn't very sure of its method of sealing the top. It uses a simple press fit type of closure. I may try it out with some water and make sure it doesn't leak or pop open easily, but I like that it holds a smaller volume of liquid, since I usually do only weekend trips, than the soda bottle I normally use and has the squirt top for a little more control over the flow.

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Old 11-01-2006, 07:50 AM
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You might want to rename this thread great fuel bottles b/c I also found one that I love.


The bottle originally contains Crest Mouthwash which is $3 or $5 if I'm remembering correctly.

The reasons I like this bottle so much are: 1) the screw off top is perfect for measuring 30ml or 1oz and 2) the opening is huge, which makes it easy to pour fuel into the bottle. I have a bigger version of the bottle, but as I understand there is a smaller version too.

Sorry to hijack your thread. But I thought it would be confusing to start another' Great Bottle' thread.
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Old 11-01-2006, 05:53 PM
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Adam,
I think I know the type of closrue you're talking about but could you post a pic or a link? There are some press-top closures that are watertight.
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Old 11-01-2006, 06:28 PM
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Its the type of closure on these bottles. I have brought the bottles along when I travel and have never had a problem with them coming open or leaking, but I want to be sure it won't fail when I'm hiking.

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Old 11-01-2006, 06:59 PM
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Adam,

In all the years I've been wearing contact lenses I have never had one of those bottles leak. In fact, when I go backpacking my contact lense solution is in that type of bottle. The trouble with those bottles is getting the entire cap off, which you would need to do for refilling. They are not screw off. I hope that helps calm your concern.
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Old 11-01-2006, 07:56 PM
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That's good to know, badfish. I have a small bottle here now and was planning on transferring its contents to a larger one that I have as well. I'll see how hard the top is to take off, if its too difficult I'll scrap the idea and find something else.

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Old 11-02-2006, 10:47 AM
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Those don't leak b/c you don't open and close them repeatedly. I'm interested in how watertight that closure will be after several trips.
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Old 11-02-2006, 10:55 AM
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Those don't leak b/c you don't open and close them repeatedly. I'm interested in how watertight that closure will be after several trips.

Which bottle are you referring to - the jasonklass one (top of thread) or the one that aroth87 posted?

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