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Posted: 8/20/2010 5:23:51 AM EDT
I was reading in a thread that Nalgene bottles can be used to cook/heat food. How does this work? Wont exposing the bottle to flame result in melting?
Link Posted: 8/20/2010 5:30:21 AM EDT
I have done it before. The plastic gets REAL hot. It will melt if you dont watch it. also, the plastic releases a chemical when heated which makes the food taste funny and also gives me a headache. I think the chemical is also carcenogenic (sic).
Link Posted: 8/20/2010 6:38:33 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DallmannTodd:
I was reading in a thread that Nalgene bottles can be used to cook/heat food. How does this work? Wont exposing the bottle to flame result in melting?


There use to be a book call "Roughing IT Made Easy"
They did not us a Nalgene Bottle, but they did cook
bacan and eggs in a paper bag. Tricky, to say the least.
But it can be done.
Same as with the bottle, low heat so bottle will not melt!
Hot enought to heat up what is in the bottle! Tricky!

Good Luck!!

PITA45

Link Posted: 8/20/2010 11:19:32 AM EDT
they make stainless steel ones now.here
Link Posted: 8/20/2010 11:35:19 AM EDT
Originally Posted By squirrelslayer1:
I have done it before. The plastic gets REAL hot. It will melt if you dont watch it. also, the plastic releases a chemical when heated which makes the food taste funny and also gives me a headache. I think the chemical is also carcenogenic (sic).



sounds like the only people who should be eating nalgene bottle food are 1) mother in laws and 2) whinning wives.

J-
Link Posted: 8/20/2010 2:22:59 PM EDT
Originally Posted By jjc155:
Originally Posted By squirrelslayer1:
I have done it before. The plastic gets REAL hot. It will melt if you dont watch it. also, the plastic releases a chemical when heated which makes the food taste funny and also gives me a headache. I think the chemical is also carcenogenic (sic).



sounds like the only people who should be eating nalgene bottle food are 1) mother in laws and 2) whinning wives.

J-


I agree with this guy.


And he has an excellent avatar.

Link Posted: 8/22/2010 6:18:03 AM EDT
Originally Posted By sunburn:
they make stainless steel ones now.here


And Dick's Sporting Goods has them for $9.99...either model

Link Posted: 8/23/2010 2:15:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By thatmguy:
Originally Posted By sunburn:
they make stainless steel ones now.here


And Dick's Sporting Goods has them for $9.99...either model



or just pick up one at ross/tj max ( of ocursethey arent nalgene) for 3$.....theyre just tall and skinny vs nalagen bottle looking. if your cheap like me.( look for stainless, not the alum. ones)
Link Posted: 8/23/2010 4:43:28 AM EDT
You can get one of the metal cups that go on the bottom of the Nalgene Bottles for around $7. If my life depended on it I would not hesitate to heat water using a Nalgene bottle but I would not do it by choice while out camping or hiking.

I was watching the show Dual Survival this weekend and they used a regular plastic water bottle to heat water to purify for drinking. They key as they stated was to do it very slowly by keeping the bottle away from the flame so as not to melt the bottle.
Link Posted: 8/23/2010 11:47:27 AM EDT
Here's one way:

http://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?t=24406

According to Nalgene's site they're rated for temps up to 212 degrees.

http://www.nalgene-outdoor.com/store/detail.aspx?ID=1240


Made with TritanTM from Eastman

* Extremely durable
* Resistant to staining
* Resistant to retaining odors
* Recommended for "extreme" adventures
* Dishwasher Safe - Please make sure the cap does not touch the heating element
* Withstands temperatures from -40ºF to 212ºF
* This bottle is made from Eastman Tritan TM copolyester that is manufactured without Bisphenol A (BPA)
* This bottle has a recycling code of #7, which means other. It does not contain BPA
* Made in USA
* This bottle comes with the new Everyday logo not like the picture
* Click here for a Replacement Cap


It seems that you can simply hang it above a fire far enough away from the flame so it won't actually burn/ignite but close enough that the fire will heat up the contents of the bottle.
Link Posted: 8/23/2010 3:52:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/24/2010 10:26:46 AM EDT
Not too difficult. You need to keep the bottle above the flames and slowly bring the water to temperture.

You can pasturize water in a normal plastic bottle as long as you are careful.

As thick as a Nalgene is, it should be much easier to acomplish.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6whN8QXOBbg

Link Posted: 8/26/2010 11:47:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/26/2010 4:50:09 PM EDT by survivorman]
are the stainless nalgene bottles single or double walled?


edit: called Nalgene.....single walled(and got one free heehee)
Link Posted: 8/26/2010 12:45:17 PM EDT
I've never cooked a nalgene or needed to but I always just figured you'd cook in a pot of hot water on a stand so it doesn't touch the bottom of the pan.So you have a pan with water, a little spacer allowing the bottle to sit on in the pot thus allowing water to circulate underneath the bottle....
Link Posted: 8/26/2010 5:45:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By JeepMP:
I've never cooked a nalgene or needed to but I always just figured you'd cook in a pot of hot water on a stand so it doesn't touch the bottom of the pan.So you have a pan with water, a little spacer allowing the bottle to sit on in the pot thus allowing water to circulate underneath the bottle....


If you had a pot, wouldn't you'd use the pot to boil the water instead of the bottle?
Link Posted: 8/27/2010 7:09:20 AM EDT
lol, I guess I was thinking more along the lines of having water available that you wouldn't want to ingest.

Now that I think about it....
Link Posted: 8/27/2010 10:25:42 AM EDT
+1 to the gyote design bottles. just hit it with some high temp grill paint and you got one hell of a container option there.
Link Posted: 9/2/2010 4:25:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/2/2010 4:52:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By raf:
Guyote, eh?


google that

guyot is the spelling, but 25 bux a piece-damn
Link Posted: 9/3/2010 8:28:54 AM EDT
Originally Posted By survivorman:
are the stainless nalgene bottles single or double walled?


edit: called Nalgene.....single walled(and got one free heehee)


I tried that, got a hold of a guy who didn't know, and when he went to ask and put me on hold, he hung up on me. Fail.
Link Posted: 9/3/2010 11:00:36 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/3/2010 4:47:04 PM EDT
I recieved my freebee from Nalgene.......these are guyot bottles it says it right on the bottles under nalgene. They are single wall and I love it so far :)
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 9:40:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/5/2010 1:58:45 AM EDT by raf]
Originally Posted By TaylorWSO:
Originally Posted By raf:
Guyote, eh?


google that

guyot is the spelling, but 25 bux a piece-damn


Dick's has them for $10 each.

Link Posted: 9/5/2010 2:00:26 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 6:44:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By raf:
Originally Posted By thatmguy:
Originally Posted By TaylorWSO:
Originally Posted By raf:
Guyote, eh?


google that

guyot is the spelling, but 25 bux a piece-damn


Dick's has them for $10 each.



Dick's Sporting Goods web site does not list either Guyot or Nalgene stainless water bottles. They do have some other types, but the shape/capacity of these makes me wonder if they will fit into the usual tactical water bottle carriers, and I do not know if they will mate with water filters that have Nalgene/Guyot threads; some have internal neck threads, and they are definitely incapable of mating with most, if not all threaded water filters..




i may hit the new dicks ( grand opening today) if i see any nalgene ones fer 10$ i'll post it up.


screwing a filter to the bottle is a non issue for me. lol


as for cooking in the platics stuff.


the older platypus bags were spec'd at being able to be frozen and boiled with out issue.
The newer ones i cant say. I know my older ones are built like tanks without any issues.
The freeze/boil issue was whyi got them(alongwith weight factors) over the MSR drom bags at the time and C bak bladders.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 11:20:52 AM EDT
got the nalegen for 9$

lot heavier and thicker than my 3$ oggi one..

fits lose in the gsi folding handle cup that is snug on my standard nalgene..
they had a non folding cup at dicks, by gsi that was 9$ as well. it fit snug in that.
the bottom tapers down. external screwed cap, with a rope style lanyard.
bottle is made by guyot as said.

not bad for the 9$
but weight is key for me...so we'll see once i drop it on the digi scale..
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 2:40:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 5:13:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By protus:
got the nalegen for 9$

lot heavier and thicker than my 3$ oggi one..

fits lose in the gsi folding handle cup that is snug on my standard nalgene..
they had a non folding cup at dicks, by gsi that was 9$ as well. it fit snug in that.
the bottom tapers down. external screwed cap, with a rope style lanyard.
bottle is made by guyot as said.

not bad for the 9$
but weight is key for me...so we'll see once i drop it on the digi scale..




yours sounds exactly like the model I got free from Nalgene....I think its called the Backpacker and its 32oz

Link Posted: 9/6/2010 2:07:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By survivorman:
Originally Posted By protus:
got the nalegen for 9$

lot heavier and thicker than my 3$ oggi one..

fits lose in the gsi folding handle cup that is snug on my standard nalgene..
they had a non folding cup at dicks, by gsi that was 9$ as well. it fit snug in that.
the bottom tapers down. external screwed cap, with a rope style lanyard.
bottle is made by guyot as said.

not bad for the 9$
but weight is key for me...so we'll see once i drop it on the digi scale..




yours sounds exactly like the model I got free from Nalgene....I think its called the Backpacker and its 32oz



yip thats the one..i told the wife you guys were blowing the sales rep and got em' for free......she had the well....why'd you spend 10$ then look ..
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:07:42 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:41:27 PM EDT
Originally Posted By protus:

Originally Posted By survivorman:
Originally Posted By protus:
got the nalegen for 9$

lot heavier and thicker than my 3$ oggi one..

fits lose in the gsi folding handle cup that is snug on my standard nalgene..
they had a non folding cup at dicks, by gsi that was 9$ as well. it fit snug in that.
the bottom tapers down. external screwed cap, with a rope style lanyard.
bottle is made by guyot as said.

not bad for the 9$
but weight is key for me...so we'll see once i drop it on the digi scale..




yours sounds exactly like the model I got free from Nalgene....I think its called the Backpacker and its 32oz



yip thats the one..i told the wife you guys were blowing the sales rep and got em' for free......she had the well....why'd you spend 10$ then look ..


Link Posted: 9/8/2010 12:09:19 PM EDT
This site is the best!

Thanks for the heads up on the standard SS nalgene for 9.97 ea. just picked up 3

The wife was pissed til I showed her the price on the nalgene site!
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