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u/macbooklover91 · 18 pointsr/onebag

A lot depends on the style you're looking for. I'll also say that security in a bag is a myth. There are things to discourage certain behavior, but ultimately a bag should never be seen as a secure container. (after all it can always be cut)

What I chose.

I traveled for about a month in Europe staying in hostels. Even though it was only a month I could have traveled for about a year (adding only a tablet) with the bag/things I brought.

Osprey Farpoint 40 Travel Backpack - $150 (Discontinued)

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  • $160 (New Version)](

    I love this bag but it might not be the single best option for you. It's low profile, turns into a duffle bag (more about that later) and although it doesn't look like a school backpack, it doesn't standout like this either.

    The reason I love that it turns into a duffle bag is because theres a semi hidden velcro pocket in the bottom where the cover rolls into. This is a great place to sew or velcro a small zippered wallet or bag to store extra money or valuables. It's not secure as much as its hidden. This won't help you if they steal the whole bag, but it will help you if they just ransack the place and steal from the open compartments.

    Other Options

    There are a ton of other options. I suggest watching the VagaBrothers Video - How to Choose the BEST Travel BACKPACK | Pros & Cons Minimalist Backpack Review and Travel Tips: Packing Hacks, Tips & Essentials

    The F Stop bags look great, but are pretty pricy. Depending on what lenses you're bringing (18-55mm kit lens VS 70-200mm VR f2.8) it may or may not be worth it for size and configurability. I personally bought a Sony a6000 and left my big DSLR at home. That was actually a really good choice for the type of trip I did, but if I was going for a year (like you are) I understand needing the big camera. You might want to get camera/lens inserts like this (but not necessarily that one, I just clicked on the first one I saw on amazon) to store and protect those other lenses.

    Hope that helps.

    The following is copy and pasted from an email I sent to family friends traveling abroad. It gives links and ideas for things that help when traveling minimally.


  • 2 Mini cologne bottles - Well worth it if you are doing carry on only, or if you like to bring more than one scent with you. Depending on how much you use I find that a bottle filled up lasts about 1.5-2 weeks if you are using 2-3 sprays a day.

  • World power adapter - Awesome adapter. A lot nicer than the 50 mini adapters you have to piece together like legos.

  • Power strip - I never used this. I wouldn't get it unless you knew you needed it. They are good ways to make friends at airports though, as plugs are always in high demand and few people will say no to letting you free up a plug or two.

  • Battery pack - (updated version) OR While there are cheaper and smaller ones, this is the perfect size and capacity if you are bringing a couple or more devices. This will charge a phone many times over. It's especially handy if you want to leave it charging in the hotel then bring it with you during the day after it's charged.

  • Compressed charcoal deodorizers - Great to throw in shoes or bags that start to get smelly. Useful in hostels.

  • Microfiber towel - Very useful for hostels as most will charge you to use towels

  • Tripod - paired with a phone mount ( this can be used to hold the phone on long flights. Really nice for watching movies on the plane or waiting for a train.

  • Roll up 1L water bottles - Great for airplanes (no longer need to buy water after TSA).

  • I packed all of my clothes into cubes and a flat packer.



    Since I was traveling alone, and in hostels, security was a slightly bigger deal for me. I carried my passport on my person or locked in my hostel (many had lockers or metal lock boxes).

    At all times I had a photo copy of my passport and everything in my wallet, some local currency, and a print out of all the embassies in the area. (Attached to this email.) I printed this double sided and had multiple copies with me.
    I told my mom, "At any time I want to be able to have everything stolen, but still have a way back home.” My credit card will do cash transfers internationally and also includes a continuous travel insurance package.

    I would highly suggest making three copies of your passport and all credit cards and other ID you are taking. One lives on your person when your passport is stored elsewhere (hotel, for example), one lives in your luggage (preferably hidden/tucked away), and one stays with a trusted friend or family member that will be in the States for the duration of your trip. If anything happens they will be able to assist with proving your identity to the State Department, thus speeding the process along. I suggest keeping some cash tucked in your passport (along with that embassy list), your copy of the passport in the luggage, and then the copy of the passport and embassy list in your wallet. At this point you have three possibilities of things to grab to prove your identity/pay for a cab/tell you where to go.

    While this may seem a little overboard, I find it doesn't take that long to set up and helps greatly should anything bad happen. Also consider registering with the State Department. This helps them track Americans abroad should anything happen, and also gives you alerts, should anything happen.


    Tech Tips

    I also used a service called Line2 to give me a US phone number to call from and receive calls to while I was away. I have T-Mobile that gives me included unlimited international data. As long as I had a 4g signal, I also had a phone I could make and receive calls on. Google Voice and Skype would also do this. Do be aware of how much international data costs. Wifi is easy to find, but I suggest using a VPN on your phone or laptop for any web surfing. And even with the VPN I would not suggest logging into any financial (bank, etc) while abroad unless you are on a trusted wifi network (aka, friends).

    For maps you can download parts of Google Maps by searching the city and clicking “Download." This should work on Android and iOS versions of Google Maps.

u/nero147 · 1 pointr/onebagging


I’m actually a two bagger (don’t kill me!). However that is everything I own. My main bag is a Tortuga Air. I would love to go fully one bag, but I have a CPAP that takes up a bit of room. I also have a Tom Binh Synapse 25 (I just got it, before that I was using a Timbuk2 messenger bag as my personal item). I switched to the Synapse because When I have to carry around both for a while having my heavy gear bag around my neck caused an incredibly sore neck. I needed something with real straps.

Tortuga Air

First I’ll deal with the Tortuga. I love that bag. I’ve been using it for about 1.5 years now and it looks almost the same as when I bought it. I’ve wanted to get a new bag, but I can’t justify replacing it while it’s going so well. Their are tons of in-depth reviews of the Tortuga that will go more in depth then anything I’ll do, but I’ll go over it a bit. I love that it lays completely flat when open and that it has compression straps inside the main compartment as well as the outside. The half mesh zip side of the bag is also nice for separating out smaller things if you aren’t using packing cubes. The mesh is surprisingly strong too. I put my CPAP in that mesh area for the past year and it hasn’t ripped through. Just be sure not to put anything pointy in there (like power cables). It holds as much as you really need.

The only stuff that annoys me about it is that the smaller front compartment can get squished out if you put too much stuff in the mesh compartment. This is probably not an issue for most people, but my CPAP makes the bottom part of the front pocket pretty unusable. Although I managed to put my big li-ion battery in there (20,000 mah). The “Water bottle” pocket isn’t big enough for my water bottle, however I don’t really use the bag for stuff like that. I keep a deck of cards (plastic) and my head torch (Petzl) in that pocket. Always ready for the dark or a good drinking game.

Tom Binh Synapse 25

Like I said earlier I just got this a week or two ago. I got it with the padded hip belt, and the Freudian Slip. The Feudian Slip doesn’t look like something that I’ll use though. It takes up WAY too much room and I use quite a few pens and notebooks but it’s too much even for me. I’m replacing it with some Tom Binh stuff sacks. The hip belt was probably superfluous, but when I’m just going for a couple of weeks the Tortuga is overkill and I figured I could get by with the Synapse. My initial thoughts on the bag when I got it went something along the lines of, “DAAAAAAAAAAAAMN!” I’m very impressed with the overall worksmanship. That nylon is super durable feeling and the zippers are on point. I am pretty rough on bags and I think that this one will do me pretty good for quite a while.

I love the front pockets and the water bottle pocket, although I’m currently using that for my umbrella and have my water bottle (a collapsed Vapur Eclipse). The bottom holds my over-sized but very nice toiletry/first aid kit, and I have cables, pens, batteries, and eating utensils in the side pockets. The inside is one of my laptops, I’ll probably put my iPad in there too, my notebook, my cable/tech organizer, and a small packing cube of clothes. It’s probably a week worth of clothes if you pushed it. This is so that if my main bag got lost while traveling I wouldn’t be screwed.

I know that I could probably get by with just the Tortuga, but well I don’t feel like it and I like having a separate work bag. Also I don’t pack too many clothes. I pack too many cables. WHY do I fell the need to pack 3 cables of every type when I know that micro USB and thunderbolt cables are ubiquitous? I blame society, and my hatred of cables constantly breaking. Oh well, USB C is still pretty hard to find at convenience stores anyway.

Stuff I don’t like about it, hmm, I haven’t road tested it yet. I’m staying with family to help my brother with the baby once he’s born (hopefully today). However I hope to get it on the road in the next month or so, and do a weekend trip in a couple of weeks. The straps are pretty stiff, but I’ve read they break in really well after a little while. I wish the adjustment straps for the main straps had a clip to make them not bounce around when you’re walking. That’s minor and I’ll probably just rubber band them, or maybe make a clip out of something.

Odd Bags

I also just got a Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack which replaces the old Tortuga packable day pack I had. Don’t grab one of those by the way. Mine ended up having the bottom completely shredding along the seams after about 6-7 months. Granted I was pretty hard on it, but still. It looked like a cat had shredded it finely. No way to repair. I like having an extra bag like this for the beach, or just to grab some groceries.

I also got a Scrubba to replace my old dry bag I got in the Philippines. It allows me to wash my clothes in it very easily, and it packs down MUCH smaller than my old dry bag, although it doesn’t feel as durable. The old one was just a big bag of rubber and felt like you could throw it down a rocky hill and it would be fine. I also used it as a cooler periodically. That’s actually a pro tip for you guys. Put ice in your dry bag and some beers for the beach. BAM instant (not very effective) cooler.

u/buckydean · 2 pointsr/Scotch

I'm doing something different for this review. I enjoy live music, and when I go I also enjoy smuggling in a hip flask because A)I enjoy Whisky, and B)I don't enjoy paying $10 per fucking beer. I've always used a standard 12 oz metal hip flask tucked into my sock, and it works great. But unfortunately I recently lost it in the metal detectors at an Iron Maiden show, which made me decide to replace it with a plastic one, seen here. I wanted to fill it with a cheapo that I had on hand to make sure it didn't add any nasty plastic taste, so I grabbed this Speyburn 10. I filled a 1oz glass sample bottle as a control, then emptied the rest of the bottle into the flask, let it sit two months, then did this review as a side-by-side.

Speyburn 10, 43%, $25

Nose: Hits all the classic malty Scotch notes: Caramel maltiness, honey, orange zest. There's some funky and slightly bitter wood notes that are a little off-putting but nothing horrible. The flask sample has no discernible difference. It actually is a little bolder oddly enough, with the wood funk being a little more prominent.

Taste: Smooth caramel, malty and fruity, mild citrus, lightly sweet. Some toffee richness that keeps it from being too light-bodied. Pretty straight forward Scotch goodness. Again the flask sample has no signs of any ill effects, on the contrary the flavor is slightly bolder and richer(!?).

Finish: Sweet caramel, that mildly rich toffee, malt. The sweet malt actually lingers for a much nicer and longer finish than I would have expected.

I'm always surprised by just how good this Whisky is for the price, it always manages to catch me off guard. It seems like there's so many Scotches that can't deliver what the nose promises, but this one actually tastes better than it smells. No ethanol or "young" astringency, just straight forward Scotch goodness. And it does pretty good at 43%, doesn't taste overly watered down or boring.

The flask performed excellent, with no plastic flavor that I could detect. In fact the flask sample performed a little better somehow, being just slightly bolder and fuller flavored. Maybe the air in the flask, which was only 1/4 full, helped it? I dunno. It fits well in my sock too against my leg, so I think I can safely recommend it at this point.


Scotch: 5

Flask: would totally use to smuggle mid shelf booze into an event

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn't consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I'd rather have.

5 | Good | This is a good, solid daily.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average.

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite.

10 | Insurpassable | No better exists.

u/Isogen_ · 5 pointsr/photography

It depends on where you're going and what shots you want.

Are you planning to go to Udawalawe? If so, your kit lens will do for the most part, but do bring a telephoto to get some of the wildlife shots esp. the birds. Depending on the guide and timing, you can actually get pretty damn close to the elephants for example: However, there are other things like birds you can't really get without a telephoto.

For example, if you're going to Polonnaruwa and want to take shots of the monkeys, you need a telephoto. You don't want to get very close to these bastards despite them being used to people and coming pretty close to people. I have a bunch of shots from here, but these are not on my phone unfortunately, so can't upload them. edit: Found a few more pics:

Pic 3 - I wish I had a fast zoom. You can clearly see the issues with the image in low light. This + bad tripod + no IS (older kit lens) on the lens = bad time.

Pic 4 - Frescos are pretty cool and there were places where I couldn't get multiple of them in to one shot like I wanted. A wide angle would help. I can imagine a few cool macro shots of the frescos as well, but I wasn't really able to do that due to equipment limitations.

For landscape hots of say Polonnaruwa or Sigiriya or Mackwoods other places, you definitely should go with a wide angle. The Canon 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM is under $300 and probably your best bet when it comes to price vs performance. It's by no mean the absolute best wide angle lens, but it's pretty cheap and offer good performance.

Your f2.8/1.8s will come in very handy, especially if you want to take inside shots of say the Dalada Maligawa. I really wished I had a fast lens when I went.

Also, if you're going to the Peradeniya Botanical Garden, either bring a macro lens or extension tubes. You may also want to invest in a GoPro (or a Xiaomi Yi, make sure you get a real one and not a counterfeit). I wished I had a GoPro or similar action cam to record say the ascend/descend for Sigiriya.

And bring LOTS of batteries AND a DC to AC car inverter in the 100-200W range so you can charge your stuff on the go. My relatives told me to bring this, and it was invaluable while traveling to charge my camera batteries, laptop and phone. I used this one:

DO bring a laptop and external HDD/SSD for backing up. I would personally go with a 500GB or larger SSD now as things can get rough on a HDD while traveling. I had 2x500GB SSDs (swapped out DVD RW to 2nd HDD cage see:, make sure you get the right sized one) on my laptop, and had an 2TB HDD. Backed up photos/videos to both of these.

Things I wish I brought:

  • A good tripod, I got a cheap light weight $40ish one, and it really showed. This was really apparent at Sigiriya when the wind picked up. I couldn't even do 1/2sec shots as the camera moved just enough in the wind to blur things. Invest in a good tripod.

  • Macro lens or extension tubes. Particularly wished I had this at the botanical gardens and a few other places.

  • Action cam, see above

  • A Lifestraw. Got sick for like a few days probably because of bad water. I was careful about the food, but still got a bug. DO be careful of the food AND the water. There are places that will sell refilled water bottles that have local unboiled/unpurified water, so be careful. Make sure you break the seal yourself. Or just use the Lifestraw water bottle. See:

  • Bring a small first aid kit or just buy locally when you get there. Got a few cuts and scratches on the field (slipped while not paying attention lol) and had to improvise bandaid using some tape + paper lol.

  • Wide angle lens. Some of the shots at Sigiriya frescos and just landscapes in general would have been nice with a good wide angle lens.

  • Fast lenses for low light indoor work. Really missed this. But you have this covered pretty well.

  • Extra SD cards. I brought 5 64GB cards, but I did video on my camera as well, so the cards filled up fast. I brought back roughly 300GB worth of stuff (after culling) and moving them on to the laptop was a bit inconvenient as the cards filled up but not too big of a deal. HIGHLY recommend buying a GOOD external HDD or SSD + enclosure to backup your stuff.

  • A notebook. I didn't bring one, but bought one locally after the first day of shooting to write down thoughts/plans,etc. More convenient than typing up on the laptop/phone.

    Source: Been there, done that. Spent about 4ish weeks in June/July. Traveled to Udawalawe, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Mackwoods and Peradeniya. I didn't spend a lot of time in the big cities like Colombo, so can't really comment on cityscape stuff. I traveled with my aunts, cousins, uncles, etc who live/lived in Sri Lanka so they knew their way around stuff which made it a lot easy to get to places. PM me or ask here if you have any questions.

    Well, that's a lot longer than I expected... hope this helps OP!
u/FUCK_THEECRUNCH · 5 pointsr/ElectricForest

Ok, so the camping area and the music area are separate and they don't allow you to bring in booze to the music area. Drinks are crazy expensive in there too and it is a drag walking all the way back to your campsite if you want to get tipsy. Not to worry though, it is very easy to bring in booze. You are allowed to bring in one sealed water bottle or one empty water bottle/nalgene (there are free water stations all over in the music area). So use these to make yourself some sealed water bottles that are actually full of vodka. Have a friend bring in an empty Nalgene and toss some of these in the bottom of your bag. You are now equipped to get drunk without spending a fortune on drinks. This works at virtually every festival where they do not allow you to bring in outside alcohol. I did it at summercamp with a whole case of these stealth water bottles.

EDIT:I forgot some things. Pack rubber rain boots and an umbrella. If it rains, festivals get MUDDY. This year Summercamp was totally rained out, but I was still able to enjoy it to the fullest because I had my boots and umbrella. So many people left early because of the weather. EF is car camping, so you don't really have to carry anything on your back into the festival, so you might as well fill the car up with everything you need without worrying about weight. Also on the way in they will ask each car if they are in a caravan so that those cars are kept as a group and everyone will be camped next to each other. If you guys are taking more than one car I would highly recommend not camping in a huge big group. My best friend and I went this year and while we knew other friends that were going we didn't try to camp near them. Best decision ever. Going with one or two other people instead of hanging out in a big group of people you already know is awesome. I didn't go to EF to hang out with people I can see every day. I went to meet awesome new people, like our neighbors. Pack a hammock. ENO puts hundreds of hammocks in the forest, but they get taken rather quickly. Bring your own in so you can chill in the forest when it is hot or between shows.

u/ski3 · 1 pointr/weddingplanning


Personalized Totebags- They've come in and the quality is actually a lot nicer than I expected, especially for the price. There's even a small organization pocket on the inside. I thought these would be nice so my girls all have a place to carry their stuff for the weekend, and they'll also be useful for everyday life afterwards as well.

Personalized Tumblers- I thought these would be nice for helping keep everyone hydrated over the weekend and since they're personalized, my bridesmaids don't have to worry about accidentally sharing someone else's germs. The straw will be good for not messing up lipstick and makeup while drinking while getting ready. These can also be useful after the wedding weekend as well.

Plaid Flannel Shirts- I bought everyone a men's plaid flannel shirt for an oversized look (and a comfortable feel). I plan on having everyone wear these while getting ready. A few of my bridesmaids already know about these and are extremely excited because they love plaid flannels and wear them a lot in every day life.

Talaria Flats- I thought these would be nice for everyone to use on the wedding day and it makes it so the bridesmaids have one less thing to worry about buying and coordinating. Two of my bridesmaids have allergies to specific metals so i wanted to avoid jewelry as I didn't want to cause anyone a reaction, so we're going with coordinated shoes instead. They're also extremely comfortable and will be great for our outdoor wedding.

Bridesman- I also got him a plaid flannel shirt and a personalized tumbler (his is much more masculine than the ones I got for the girls). I also got him socks (which match the groomsmen's socks) and a dopp kit. We'll also be getting him a tie in the same color as the bridesmaid's dresses.


Wall-mounted bottle openers- My fiancé is DIYing them for everyone. He really likes working with wood and most of the groomsmen have recently gotten really into craft beer, so he's excited for that.

Beer- My fiancé is going to brew his own beer to give to the groomsmen. if there's some leftover (there probably will be), we'll also probably give a bottle to everyone else in the wedding party as well.

Socks- Same as the bridesmaid's socks.

Bow Ties- We plan on buying everyone matching bow ties.

Water Bottles- Another item that is nice to have to keep everyone hydrated over the weekend, but that can also be used again in everyday life after the wedding.


We actually just ordered these yesterday! We ordered them matching necklaces customized to our wedding colors (which happen to be both of their favorite colors as well). We also plan on getting them a gift box of these really cool-looking (and amazingly delicious) locally-made chocolates.

Fiancé's Dad (mine's not invited as I haven't seen him since I was 5)

Right now we're debating between getting him a watch or a monogrammed wallet. Like the moms, we also plan on getting him some of those chocolates.

Ring Bearer Handler (our dog is our ring bearer, so we're having a close friend who raises service dog puppies take care of him at the wedding and feel she deserves some kind of thank you too)

She's getting the same tote bag and tumbler that the bridesmaids are getting. We're also filling her tote bag with a variety of dog toys for her to take back home for her own dogs.

We also still need to figure out something to get for our "officiant" (legally, we'll be marrying ourselves because Pennsylvania allows that but not internet ordained ministers. But one of our closest friends, who happens to also be the person that introduced us to each other, is going to be acting as an officiant for the ceremony). Most likely, we'll probably get him something along the same lines as the groomsmen.

u/SearingPhoenix · 2 pointsr/Nerf

Nice thorough review. +1.

I have the similar AK rig, and I have to admit, I wish I had gone with a 100% MOLLE rig.

I did a chunk of research the other day, and I think personally I'd have to go with a waist-loaded option. For whatever reason, having straps on my shoulders makes it annoying to really couch a blaster in my shoulder, on top of the straps -- don't ask me why, it's just always... Not quite right.

That said, if I had to rebuy my rig, I'd spend a bit more and get this setup:

  • Condor Gen 2 BattleBelt + Condor Duty Belt
  • Condor Dual AK Mag Pouch or Tri AK Mag Pouch
  • Single-Point Sling

    I'd probably go with a double pouch on each side, carrying 8x18 + 2 or 3 in/on the blaster + sidearm + holdouts. More than enough.

    Everything's on the waist, out of the way so you keep utmost in upper-body maneuverability. Everything's also off to the side, so you can go prone/flat against walls pretty easily on either side, whereas the chest rig made bellying up to a wall less than ideal.

    If I wanted to go for extras, I'd want to look at a Mag Recovery Dump Pouch for one side.

    For those that want the shoulder support, you can get an H-Harness

    Now for the really crazy research that I did.

    I considered adding hydration of some kind, which gets a bit tricky for waist packs. The slickest hydration pack I could probably find was the Condor Hydro Harness which actually fits nicely with all of their gear -- but you need to have a compatible chest rig to use it properly... Which means things on the shoulders. Even more cobbled together solutions, such as an H-Harness + Hydration carrier has the same problem, although less so.

    Fortunately, there are solutions! MOLLE-compatible 'side' hydration pouches, such as the Source Kangaroo 1L or the Blackout! Side Hydration Pouch would take the water off the back. 1L is a lot less, as most backpacks are 2, 2.5, or even more in capacity. The downside of any hydration pouch is twofold in this case:

  1. You don't have any good way to keep the water line near your mouth, since you lack shoulder straps.

  2. Cleaning bladders is a pain!

    That said, Source does make some pretty awesome extras, both of which seem really useful the former of which may even work to deal with problem #1 in this case.

    There's another alternative to this, too, though! I personally find my Nerf habit totally niche, so I always feel a bit guilty getting something JUST for Nerf... But Nalgene bottles or the like are really useful otherwise, so that's always a nice option.

  • Getting just a MOLLE Nalgene carrier or generic bottle pouch would work fine. Solid Nalgene bottles have pros and cons though. Pros: it's rigid and strong, which means it takes impact and wear very well. Cons: It's hard, so it doesn't collapse, and it's generally more bulky.
  • You can get soft Nalgene Canteens in 32oz or 48oz and put them in some sort of suitable pouch. I imagine the 32oz canteen would fit rather well in the standard bottle carrier, although I don't know how well the bottle carrier collapses, making the presence of a canteen possibly moot.
  • Turn any Nalgene (or smaller water bottles, if the usual 32oz is too large) into a hydration carrier with a straw adapter. Popular ones include SmarTube or Source SNEP, both of which include a Nalgene-compatible 63mm wide-mouth adapter, and the Condor Nalgene carrier has a straw pass-thru in the top. Obviously, the downside to this is that the thing you're drinking from generally needs to be upright to ensure constant water supply. Not that big of an issue, but it does limit canteen pouch options to ones that will hold the thing upright.

    I personally think I'd lean towards the straw option, as it's easier to clean and more universally usable, although I'm not entirely certain I'd like the bulk of a Nalgene bottle on my waist and the slosh factor, both of which are lesser issues when dealing with a bladder. Maybe I'll try and find a suitable pouch for a 32oz Nalgene canteen and get the SNEP...

    EDIT: Malformed link.
u/schwagle · 1 pointr/NoStupidQuestions

Well, you've got step 1 completed already then. You've recognized your problem. Now you have to take the steps to fix it.

First off, I'd highly suggest getting rid of that mug. I know you probably don't want to because it was a gift from your GF, but it would be a great first step. Having such a large mug is unnecessary. When you have such a large amount of liquid at your disposal, you're going to absentmindedly drink it, whether you're thirsty or not. I'm the same way. When I go to a restaurant, I'm always the first one to finish my drink, because I'll sip at it without realizing it.

I'd suggest getting something smaller, like this 24. oz bottle. It's cheap, and less than half of the size of your current mega-mug. Even if you just did this, your consumption of pop would start to decrease, just because you'd have less at hand to drink all the time. Granted, this won't be the only step towards your goal, but it's a good first one (or rather, second, since the first step was already admitting your problem.)

If you really, truly want to make yourself better about this, message me privately. I used to drink almost as much pop as you back when I was in high school, and now I have maybe one can a month. I know what you're going through, and I can help you get better.

u/pointblankjustice · 7 pointsr/bugout

I mean no disrespect, but I also tend to be rather blunt: There is a lot of work that needs to be done to this bag. It seems really thrown together, out of an amalgamation of random stuff that's vaguely "outdoorsy".

Firstly, the bag itself. There's probably a reason it was in the trash, and my suspicion is that it wasn't because it was well built, durable, and comfortable. Good bags can be had for not much money and there are definitely used options on Craigslist and at outdoor store garage sales if you're on a shoestring budget. Your bag has to be able to take the abuse of multiple days and many miles of rucking.

FOUR knives? And they are all folders to boot? And you're trying to tell me this isn't "bloated"? Come on. Get one good multitool like a Leatherman, or keep the Gerber if you must (you don't need 87 bits for your Gerber in the woods, either). Maaaybe carry a fixed blade, too, if you really think you'll be needing it.

Mess kit: That looks bulky as hell, and aluminum has an incredibly low melting point (something like ~1200F) which is easily attainable in a mature fire. Hello melted mess kit. If you are really just bugging out you shouldn't need to cook anything. Calorie dense food bars, jerky, nuts etc. should be sufficient. Get a super small mess kit like this amazing one from GSI Outdoor and use this very cheap but decent backpacking stove and you have a lightweight, highly functional way to cook, boil water, and drink for under $25.

Blade sharpener? If you somehow manage to dull all four of your knives in a few days you're doing something wrong. Save the blade sharpener for the Zombies-Are-Attacking INCH bag or whatever.

Sunscreen and bug repellent are both great. that said, you are carrying almost as much sunscreen as you are water. Embellishing, of course, but that's a fucking lot of sunscreen.

I would also seriously work on flushing out that medical kit. If you don't have much first aid training, that's fine (though you should get some) but a basic boo-boo kit will be really functional. Gauze, small band-aids, some medium sized non-stick pads, alcohol wipes, burn cream and/or antibiotic cream, tweezers, rubber gloves, pain relievers, anti-diarrheals, generic antihistamines (for regular allergies and allergic reactions), etc. etc. Avoid pre-built medical kits and avoid things you don't know how to use.

The MSR filter is actually fantastic, can't fault you there. That said, something like a Sawyer Mini would be a fair bit lighter, and has integral water storage should you need more.

Metal water bottle: Looks like a thermos, which is great for keeping your coffee warm on the way to work but is single-use and heavy in the backwoods. I'd suggest changing it out for a widemouth single-walled metal container like those from Klean Kanteen because now not only do you have a way to store water, but you also have a way to boil it! And you can cook in it if absolutely necessary. And you can fill it up with hot water and add it to your sleeping bag to stay warm.

Wait...where is your sleeping bag? I know you mentioned having some miscellaneous camping gear in your car, but what if you need to abandon your car? Look at even a simple bivy sack like this one from SOL. Coupled with a lightweight tarp and you have a functional survival sleep system. Throw in a small inflatable pad for insulation from the ground and you can survive in all but the most inclement of weather.

Lose the rat traps and 200(!!!) fishing hooks in exchange for calorie dense food bars and other foods that need little or no preparation. Try to stay above 130 calories/gram and pay attention to things that are high in protein, fiber, and fat. You're bugging out, remember? Not sitting around camp all day with a cold one and your rod in the lake.

Substitute your few cheap (read: heavy and unreliable) flashlights for one good one. Something like a Four Sevens Quark AA2 or something from Fenix, Nitecore, or Olight. It will be reliable, well built, and powered by an efficient driver to produce multiple modes of light and provide for good run time. Get something that takes standard AA or AAA batteries. Avoid CR123As.

Noticeably lacking are things like a map and firestarters. You mentioned a ferrocerium rod. Instead of spending $7.00 on a decent one of those, get three BIC lighters and a pack of waterproof matches in a container. And save a couple bucks in the process. Ever started a fire with a ferro rod? It sucks. I've done it. I do it for fun and honing my skills occasionally. But a simple ass BIC will work 100 times better in almost any situation.

Add a high quality, water resistant topographical map of your region. Do you know how to use that compass? I'm not talking about pointing it north, but for things like triangulation or magnetic declination or navigating to a point on your map by finding a bearing. There are tons of Youtube videos out there that will help you in understanding these techniques if you don't already. A compass by itself is near useless.

How about things that you're more likely to encounter?

Throw in a charger for your phone, or maybe one of those $5 burner flip phones and a $10 minutes card in case yours dies. Take the battery out (should be removable on a cheap pay-as-you-go bog standard phone) and write important numbers on the inside.

How about wiping your ass? Go to your nearest Walmart and hit the toiletries section. You'll find bins of $1.00 miniature travel accessories. I'd recommend a toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant bar, personal wet wipes (preferably biodegradable), Chapstick, and some baby powder or Gold Bond. Throw it all in a gallon Ziplock or a small pouch. Now you can survive in the woods AND survive overnight a friend's house after you get too drunk and can't drive.

I see nothing for cold weather gear. I know it's summer but depending on where you are night time can still be cold as hell. Add a beanie, wool gloves, a fleece underlayer, a poncho or rainproof hard shell jacket, and a change of GOOD wool socks.

Lose the 9 million feet of paracord. 50ft should be plenty sufficient (if that) especially considering the inner strands are strong enough for most applications.

I think that covers all my major gripes. Back to drinking and being an ass.

u/Blitzsturm · 6 pointsr/Advice
  • Call your credit/debit card issuer ahead of time and let them know you'll be traveling to specific areas and ask what their exchange rate fees are. Often you can use your card about anywhere but pay an extra 3% for the exchange to different currencies.
  • Depending on airline, "Check in" online up to 24 hours before your flight. You'll often have an option to see and change your seat.
  • If you can get an isle seat for more leg room or a window seat for a better view and something to lean against. The middle seats are universally terrible. If this is your first time flying I'd say try to get a window seat, you'll love the view.
  • Show up early to every flight. At least 2-3 hours.
  • Most flights board 30-60 minutes before the takeoff time so be at every gate early.
  • Know all your connecting flights and get to the terminal as soon as you can. It may help to write down and have a list of the takeoff times and destinations. If you know exactly where to be feel free to wonder around the terminal shops and see what's available to buy.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and consider having something long-sleeve or a sweater. Many plans have the air-conditioning cranked and it can get a bit cold.
  • If the flight is 6+ hours try to get some sleep on the plane. It's not easy. If your of age ask for wine from the drink cart (or have some overpriced drinks in the terminal before takeoff), put on a movie and see if you can drift off to sleep.
  • Don't cary any fluids on you, you'll have to give them up at security checks. Always have your passport and boarding pass ready to go at every checkpoint.
  • You should always be provided drinks on flights, but carry an empty bottle to top off at water fountains before boarding flights. You'll want to stay hydrated
  • Depending on where you land, if it's not considered a "first wold country" DON'T DRINK THE WATER or eat anything washed in the water (most fruit's and vegetables if they are cut). Maybe grab this bottle or one like it to drink out of. If you do eat or drink the wrong thing you'll get Traveler's Diarrhea. If that happens you'll want to have some Imodium on you to counteract the symptoms. Also consider carrying pepto bismol to deal with any upset stomach issues that may come up from the local food. In general stick to bottled or self-filtered water and well cooked food. If you come from an area that doesn't have a well developed water treatment system, you may already be immune to this.
  • Make sure you have a contact at your destination to pick you up and have a well understood plan. If you have an unlocked mobile phone try grab a local prepaid SIM Card for your phone to get phone service. In many countries you can buy them in or near the airport. Also many airports have WiFi so things like Google Voice work great there.
u/kyuss80 · 2 pointsr/Ultralight

I am not ultralight (I'm "kinda lightweight!") or a thru-hiker (I'd sure like to be one day) -- but I just recently switched to Smart Water bottles myself. I started using two 1L bottles, instead of carrying a giant Nalgene 1.5L Titan Silo. Smart Water bottles are easy to slip in and out of pockets, durable, and super lightweight. Easy to replace at $2 a bottle.

I have a lot of platypus bottles and I do use them for assorted other things. I caught some 0.5L purple ones on clearance at Dick's once -- probably cause they were purple, but I don't care. Most recently used on a few weekend trips to take some sort of spirits out, be it bourbon, whiskey, or vodka. It's nice to be able to pass a bottle around with your friends and share a few sips.

The most useful one I have is my 2L Platypus bottle. I take this on every trip and carry it rolled up and empty in a backpack pocket. I've used it as a "camp water" bag, fill it up the afternoon I arrive somewhere, use it to top off other bottles, and also for any situation where I think I might need to "camel up" a little extra water if we might not have a source easily available.

They're only $12 or so on Amazon and weigh 2.4 ounces.

Also with the little coupler adapter it screws right into my Sawyer / Platypus "dirty bag" gravity feed setup.

Sure, I'd shave these extra few things off maybe on a thru-hike attempt but most of my trips are only 3 days or so for now.

u/gandothesly · 2 pointsr/Bushcraft

I'll have to disagree here. The Mora Bushcraft Triflex is one of the finest blades I've used. It is light weight, yet, is extremely durable. It sharpens easily, holds and edge, and is about the right size for bushcraft in my hands.

I've used them to prep meat and vegetables, carve wood needles, baton firewood, cut cordage, fell tiny trees, and most other tasks one needs in the woods or at home. It is a joy to use.

I've used other brands at 20 times the price and have been left not nearly as satisfied.

Don't take for granted that you won't feel bad about really using this blade. At less than $30 you won't worry about replacing it (but you might never need to).

I've held and used the Mora Companion and the Mora HighQ Robust, I give them to folks that go into the woods with me as gifts. They are fine knives as well, with the same qualities as the Triflex.

If you are cheapo, grab one of these knives and try it. I'd bet most people like them.

As for the knife is not an axe part, we'll disagree there too. The Parang type machete, and other long knives of similar design is a type of tool used in many parts of the world. It can be used very skillfully for rather delicate tasks, such as food preparation, or it can be used to cut down a tree. In some areas that's all a person carries.

Firesteel, I'm with stupid_guy, hit Amazon: Light My Fire Scout has been working for me. I like that when it feels like you are holding it right, you are. Works good in the dark that way.

Guyot Stainless Steel Bottle, 32-Ounce

And one more thing you didn't ask for, but I love. And I like to spread the love:

GSI Halulite Ketalist

I've got a compass that I've used for 30 some years, but can't find it anywhere.

Let us know what you get and how much you like it after using it a bit! :-)

u/jacquedsouza · 1 pointr/xxfitness

I splurged and bought the Lo & Sons OMG bag a while ago because I had this same problem. I can usually fit my gym shoes, gym clothes, water bottle, work stuff, MacBook Air, and small toiletry pouch with room for more things. I usually make a giant ass salad for lunch for the week and bring that in with me on Mondays, so I carry that separately in an a tote bag. It's not ideal but not bad for only 2x/wk.

I travel a lot so here are other tips for downsizing:

  • water bottle --> get a foldable one like the Vapur Eclipse

  • towel --> get a lightweight one like the packtowel. XL is the best size (I say this as a petite person).

  • wallet --> get an iphone wallet case like this Vault one and transform any rewards cards into apps on your phone. If you really need to carry a bunch of cards, I like the secrid card case.

    Edit: Its also very slushy/snowy where I live (thanks, Jonas!), so I keep work shoes under my desk. Maybe that will help you juggle your shoes?
u/zchlan · 9 pointsr/EDC

Here's a list of my usual EDC:

u/WhiteLaceTank · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I've been trying to improve my self-reliance ability. A lot of it is about hands on experience and knowledge, but most of my outdoor items are invaluable tools. I have most of the basic things, but I've been looking to expand and cover more bases.

The Lifestraw water bottle (or alternatively, the $9 cheaper filter without the bottle) seems like a great item that everyone should consider. You need clean water more than anything else, so the more ways to get it the better.

/u/Morthy is the sexy mod.

u/RADMFunsworth · 1 pointr/Ultralight

The CNOC Vecto (this is the one I have) has the big fill opening on the opposite side of the bag as the screw top opening, which helps keep the "clean water" side of things away from the "dirty water" side. I also like the softer rubbery feel of the CNOC as compared to the Evernew (I have this one.) I also like the closing mechanism better on the CNOC. Much easier when your hands are cold/wet. Weight and the space they take up in your pack when empty seem pretty comparable.

I do like both of these better than anything else I've used though, because of the wide opening that makes it easier to fill from most sources. They're much easier than something like THIS, for example, or the bags that come with the Sawyer which only have the one small opening.

u/DanniAnna · 2 pointsr/Ultralight

i first tried it about 10 years ago with a Platypus Gravityworks filter and it blew my mind. Since then i give just about every other filter in-line and theyre all pretty good. Platty is the heaviest and most expensive and Sawyer mini is the cheapest, lightest, but shortest lived with the most drinking resistance (but thats still not much resistance at all).

The liberation of being able to just scoop up your water and go - especially with a bigmouth type bladder, is really nice.

The lightest version ive found so far is an Evernew 2L zip-top bladder (1.8oz) + Evernew bottle drink tube kit (1.8oz) + Hydroblu or Vecto filter (1.4oz) = 5oz

Adding capacity means i only need to add additional 1.8oz 2L bottles since the hose + filter can be swapped from bladder to bladder.

EVERNEW water bag 2L EBY209 (japan import)

EVERNEW Hydration Tube

Versa Flow Light-Weight Camping and Outdoor Water Filter System - Hollow Fiber Inline or Straw Filter with Clear Window that Filters 100,000 gallons for Survivor and Emergency Filtration (Personal)

While the Evernew is the lightest, Hydrapack Shapeshifter (short & fat version) at 4.8oz with the hose, and 2.9 without, is still my preferred because its easier to handle in and out of my pack’s side pockets. Its soft whereas the Evernew is pretty stiff

Hydrapak Shape-Shift 2L Reversible Reservoir, Clear

u/Holy_BatLogic · 14 pointsr/onebagging
  1. Huarache sandals. Runners and shower shoes and passable with a dress, all in one lightweight and compact package. Add wool toe socks in cold weather for an extremely fashionable 4-season look.
  2. Evernew 2L Water Carry and Sawyer Squeeze filter. Enough storage capacity for most backpacking trips, and surprisingly durable and effective for 124g combined.
  3. Vargo Titanium BOT 700 + neoprene cozy. Useful as a pot, water bottle, travel mug, or small item storage. It's nice when my backpacking gear isn't just dead weight.
  4. Montbell Breeze Dry-Tec Sleeping Bag Cover. It's a basic waterproof-breathable bivy that actually performs, and allows me to have a full summer sleep system (bivy, quilt, air mattress) in a tiny package that weighs only 1.46lbs.
  5. Aeropress + Porlex Mini grinder. Good coffee is worth it.
  6. This hair brush/comb that came in a business class care package. Only 12 grams! I continue to be smitten by it.
  7. Silk dress shirt. Lightweight classiness that doesn't get wrinkled.
  8. Prana Halle Pants. Heavy, but I feel like I can do anything in these pants.
  9. Peak Design Everyday Sling. Fits my mirrorless camera set-up and a Surface Pro in a decently small package.
  10. Penny board. Great for cruising around town when you don't want to deal with a bike.
u/Pokii · 9 pointsr/TheSilphRoad

I usually just take my PoGO+ and one of these big honkin' batteries. It's got 3 USB ports, so my non-existent friends can charge their phones too! I'll take a water bottle too sometimes, but usually not if I can avoid it, since it's pretty big.

Both are pretty cumbersome to carry around, and I prefer to travel light. If anybody knows of any small/light backpacks that they'd recommend, definitely let me know.

u/hom3lesshom3boy · 1 pointr/backpacking

I'm kind of in the same boat as you are. Started backpacking maybe about 2 months ago and had a ton of old gear. Carrying 35 lbs over 26 miles was no fun, and when I came back home to research lighter stuff I kept finding things that were hundreds of dollars a piece. I did a ton of research and found some good quality gear at a budget level.

Mind the formatting/spelling errors. On mobile.

Tent - $70 - Geertop 1 Person 3 Season 20D Ultralight Backpacking Tent for Camping Hiking Climbing (Trekking Poles NOT Included)(Inner Tent is Green)

Sleeping System (2 parts)

Quilt - $35 - Double Black Diamond Packable Down Throw with Stuff Sack, 60" x 70" (Peacock)

Pad - $40 - WellaX Ultralight Air Sleeping Pad – Inflatable Camping Mat for Backpacking, Traveling and Hiking Air Cell Design for Better Stability & Support –Plus Repair Kit (Green)

*note I sleep warm and wear layers. I found the quilt to be good for 3 season camping in the temperate CA conditions. The pad helps with the cold and I'm a side sleeper so the pad is a requirement for me. YMMV.

Poles - $22 (needed for the tent listed above) - BAFX Products - 2 Pack - Anti Shock Hiking / Walking / Trekking Trail Poles - 1 Pair, Blue, Royal Blue

Cook pot - $11 - G4Free Outdoor Camping pan Hiking Cookware Backpacking Cooking Picnic Bowl Pot Pan Set 4 Piece Camping Cookware Mess Kit(2 PCS-Green)

I cook simple meals that mostly require just boiling water. It's also large enough to fit my soap, stove, and gas can in.

Stove - $14 - Etekcity Ultralight Portable Outdoor Backpacking Camping Stove with Piezo Ignition

Water filtration (4 parts)
Dirty water bag - $20 - Cnoc Outdoors Vecto 2L Water Container, 28mm, Orange

Clean water bag - $13 - Platypus Platy 2-Liter Ultralight Collapsible Water Bottle

Filter - $37 - Sawyer Products SP137 PointOne Squeeze Water Filter System with 16-Ounce Pouch, Straw, and Hydration Pack Adapters

Filter attachment - $3 - Sawyer Products SP150 Coupling for Water Filtration Cleaning

With this water system you have the option of gravity feeding your water supply at camp. You can also simplify by just buying the $37 kit and just squeeze directly into your water bottle/bladder, but I find this setup more convenient.

After that, the rest are kind of up to you. Food, clothes, etc. I wouldn't skimp on shoes though. Look into trail runners or hiking SHOES (not boots).

Optional things I'd look into is paracord and a tarp especially if you're going to camp in the rain. You can also look into hammock camping which would be a little more budget friendly than the tent + blanket option.

Overall there are definitely cheaper options but I find this to be a good balance of price, weight, and convenience.

All in all this is about $265.

u/tomcatHoly · 7 pointsr/Bushcraft

Nalgene 38oz Guyot designs, with a nice flat bottom. Amazon Canada, $76 (stupid!),
Amazon US, $30

Kleen Kanteen 40oz, Amazon Canada, $70 (just slightly less stupid!),
Amazon US, $23

There's the best of the best options. Try not to live in Canada for the best deal.

u/iliketorun21 · 1 pointr/running

I've been dealing with plantar fasciitis for a couple of months now. I'm just now feeling like I'm recovering from it. My advice is to respect the injury. The more you push it, the longer you will take to recover. Don't try to do more than you should just because you have a marathon coming up - you'll just make things worse. There's always another race you can run later.

As for what's working for me:

  1. I went to the podiatrist and got some inserts for my shoes which helped. Never walk barefoot if you can help it.

  2. Get a night splint. Seriously, it makes a huge difference in recovery. I've tried several different ones: 1 2 3. The first one (Strassburg Sock) is the best one in my opinion. It's the most comfortable to sleep in and it stretches the plantar fascia the most.

  3. Get a few metal water bottles and fill them up and stick them in the freezer. They're very good for icing your feet, which helps.
u/ixAp0c · 4 pointsr/NewSkaters

Anywhere with some type of light fixtures is good for night skating, as long as the spot itself isn't shit.

Parking lots with lights that automatically turn on etc., public buildings like churches and schools usually have some type of night illumination.

Skating in the day is alright, if you have enough hydration. I was using a lot of water bottles from the 24 packs etc., now I just use a pair of reusable water bottles (32oz Nalgene Wide Mouth), they are a bit more durable / thicker plastic and don't break on me, so no leaks.

Another thing that helps is proper clothing, I like to wear light colors & a nice wide hat to block the sun, to create a cone of shade over my face (boonie / bucket hats work pretty good). Wear stuff that can breathe in the wind, cotton is good for holding the moisture from sweat which will cool you off (although the cotton can be bad in cold weather, since the moisture can cause hypothermia if it's frigid enough).

u/CaptainCoral · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Hi from Oregon also! My favorite local hiking spots are Opal Creek (gorgeous) and Drift Creek Falls going out towards Lincoln City. Of course, Silver Creek falls is beautiful too!
This waterbottle is incredible. It will literally stay cold for 24+ hours. I've filled it up with ice water, and there's still ice the next day. It also keeps things really hot, so if you're going on an early morning hike, you can bring some coffee and warm up throughout the morning! I can't talk about how great it is enough.
Other than going on hikes in the cold foggy winter here in PNW, yoga is nice too!

u/redditwiiisun · 3 pointsr/Fitness

Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Water Bottle. I have a couple myself, great product. The one I linked is the 27 ounce version, but I'm pretty sure that they sell larger versions.

If you don't want to take it from me, then they are also recommended by The Wirecutter, Gizmodo, and OutdoorGearLab. I know that the Wirecutter in particular has a very in-depth review if you care to look at it.

u/ILoveYouSoVeryMuch · 2 pointsr/EDC
  • Water bottle: Klean Kanteen 64 ounce stainless steel - $30
  • Phone: I might buy a cheap MetroPCS phone w/ $25 plan
  • Wallet: Alpine Swiss - $12
  • Watches: I'd be happy with a black and brown Timex Easy Reader - $25 each. Fossil would be my next level, but what are some some even better watches?
  • Flashlight: This is hard because I love my light but it's discontinued. It would have to be a single AAA light with a reversible pocket clip. Maybe a Lenser P2 - $17
  • Protection: Condom case - $5 and Skyn condoms - $17
  • Protection: Glock 19 - $550 and Galco King Tuk - $60
  • More protection: Milt Sparks pocket magazine carrier - $63
  • Belts: Black and Brown Hanks Amish Belts - $36 each. Maybe I'd shop around, but they have been working for me.


  • Leatherman carabiner + bottle opener - $10
  • SOG keyknife - $11
  • Uncle Bill's tweezers - $10 for 2
  • A pill holder from Winn-Dixie... - ~$5
  • Reusable earplugs - $13

    I'm not sure if I want to carry a full-sized knife anymore but I think the Boker Plus Nano ($43) looks cool!

    That's just about my current EDC. I'm planning on eventually buying the carabiner, key knife, tweezers, and I'll probably go with a desantis pocket mag carrier opposed to the 3x more expensive Milt Sparks.
u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/Bushcraft

Wow, That cooking set looks absolutely amazing.

I saw that $58 price tag and was a bit put off (as I was looking for cheaper starting stuff) but after going through the contents and seeing what I could remove from the amazon shopping cart It really doesn't seem that bad.

With the items mentioned in the original post I also added this and this the total came out to $65 on amazon.

After removing the stuff included the kit and having the tarp, knife, and paracord it is about $35. With the kit its puts the total up to about $95.

Considering this is about a $30 increase but with all the extra kit it really does seem tempting.

u/JMJACO · 2 pointsr/WildernessBackpacking

I think there are a couple of questions you should ask yourself first.

  1. How do you plan to treat water? Sawyer Squeeze (, Aquatabs (, bleach, etc.?
  2. How do you plan to carry that much water? Does your bag and gear accommodate the space and weight?
    If you are using the Sawyer Squeeze, you could use something like 3L CNOC bags (the thread on top matches the Squeeze, unlike other bags), and the 3L CNOC bag is 3.7oz each ($23 Good lightweight construction. If you plan to use Aquatabs, Aquamira, or bleach, you could use something even more lightweight like the Platypus 2L bags at 1.3oz each ($9 Those do not match the Squeeze threads, but if you're not using Squeeze anyway it wouldn't matter. Both the CNOC and Platypus bags roll down to nothing when empty, and are easy to travel with. You could carry 2 of the CNOC or Platypus bags + 2 1L Smartwater bottles (again, the threading on these matches Sawyer Squeeze) for a total of 6-8oz, without using that much space, and without costing that much money. Just remember that water itself is pretty heavy, which is why most people try to camel up and drink a lot at water stops, and then not have to carry as much all day.
u/crispyscone · 7 pointsr/EDC

A few things I would probably get.

  • Flash light always comes in handy. I noticed you didn't say anything about one. I streamlight is a great brand with nice seemingly durable lights. You will probably lose it before it shits out on you or breaks. I prefer the stylus pro or the microstream (difference between the two is microstream is shorter. It's penlight size makes it easy to slip in and out of your pocket.

  • Always carry a good pen. Zebra makes decent pens. If you want to stretch your gift card further, you could get the f301 but I really prefer the f701, it's just a nicer pen. There is also the space pen if you ever feel you need to write something in zero gravity. If "tactical pens" are more your thing, you have plenty to choose from

  • saw you were looking at a cheapo fixed blade. If you were to get any "cheapo" fixed blade at all, seriously consider mora. You can read more about mora in this post, but I assure you that you will not find a better fixed blade for the price.

  • You have anything to carry your beverages in? Nalgene bottle or camelbak for water, thermos for hot beverages.

  • Get you a nice rum cake or whiskey fudge
u/czere · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I'm DEFINITELY tall enough. Woooo! Ruger wins!

Most important is the water bottle because it's great and I have been getting dehydrated a lot and my old one doesn't work so well anymore!

u/a_wild_ian_appears · 2 pointsr/flyfishing

Another nice flask option is the Nalgene flask

Its 12 oz, lightweight and has a wide opening, making drinking and filling easy. It's awesome, I love mine and I've never noticed flavors lingering from past whiskey or anything.

u/giggidywarlock · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. Done
  2. Definitely
  3. Nalgene Water Bottle because Krys is such a refreshing person, and I'm sure she is also REFRESHING this page to see all the nice things :)
  4. Happy Birthday, /u/Sp3cia1K!

u/s0rce · 3 pointsr/norcalhiking

I'm not really sure what you are asking or what you mean by athlete but I hate bladders for hiking and hence never use them, due to the following challenges, they are difficult to clean, heavy, expensive. Its also super easy to stop for 5 seconds to take a swig from a water bottle while hiking and if you need water you could probably use a little break anyways, you shouldn't need water every five minutes. They are also very difficult to fill from standing water sources on the trails so you have to carry all your water, often unnecessarily. My small dayback has a sleeve/compartment for a bladder but I just use it to store some clothing or maps or whatever else I need for the day.

If you could somehow solve these issues, although I really cant see how much you can improve on a $1 smartwater bottle, I've seen these products

but they are still a hassle to clean and don't really solve a problem.

If you are running, mountain biking or skiing this is a different story, in these sports drinking from a water bottle can be cumbersome and then a bladder has some tangible benefit.

u/whereitstarts · 2 pointsr/asktransgender

I've found that the 8x8 rule works really well water wise. Should have 8x8oz throughout the day. Totals out at 64oz or Half-Gallon of water a day. Having a 32oz bottle (Like so works really well. Drink one before lunch, and one before bed then fill it up and have it at your bedside. Boom you're at your recommended water intake. Hopefully that helps a bit. It has helped me, because I've always had issues drinking enough.

u/MIAgringo · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

For this item as a non-prime member you are correct. However as a Prime member Amazon is $11 and $20 cheaper for comparable shipping speeds. Considering Amazon offers trials in their Prime Memberships and IF you have an .edu address you get it free for 6 months and then renew for $39 a year.
Counterpoint for you: Amazon has the Camelbak Eddy bottle .75l for $12.50 shipped free
REI wants $16.00 + $5.99 s/h for the same item.
LPT: Comparison shopping is the key to savings!
Sometimes joining the club will save you hundreds if not thousands of $$$ over the lifetime of the member ship.

u/snowhorse420 · 8 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Most flasks are made the same, they are just re-badged chinese made. Stanley makes a pretty sweet one. I have a sterling silver one which was a great investment. They can be had for like $100 and can be sold for the same at any pawn shop in a pinch or traded for a tank of gas etc... Nalgene makes one also that has a shot glass and a cup built in...

Nalgene Flask

Stanley Flask

u/Goldfischchen · 1 pointr/sziget

I recommend getting a bottle like this one
I have one myself and love it. And also take a little spray bottle with you like this one you can fold them and use the handle to hook it on your fanny pack (if you wear one) ;)

u/ehbrums1 · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

3-5 small, super healthy meals a day. If you still feel hungry, get your self something like a camelbak and keep it with you throughout the day. You'll be amazed at how much more water you drink and how less hungry you are.

u/SomeChicagoan · 1 pointr/bugout

OK, thanks for the advice. I'm definitely going to add the 550 cord. Pepper spray is another good defensive option that isn't banned in the People's Republic of Chicago. You've also sold me on the stainless steel canteen, so consider that and some water purification tablets added, too.

u/rico808 · 1 pointr/Lollapalooza

It's my first year but I'm gonna try the new bottle caps so my bottle looks factory sealed. Pop in some rum or vodka and good to go! [Amazon link](Sneak Alcohol Caps Reseal Your Water Bottle Perfectly

u/stampz · 0 pointsr/Portland

If you are going to drink alone don't get a growler (as so many have said below). 4 pints of good beer (this is also important to note) often is too much for one person in a night. Get you a stainless 32 oz. Like this one.

It's not for everyone, if you are asking this question then you are one of those it is not for...The draw for me and many of my friends is the fact that we love and appreciate beer, and some of the best beer out there is only available at a taproom. You are paying restaurant markup prices so that is not an advantage...Just quality!

They do only last a day or two at best in a growler (better seal longer...), once air and more air is added to it the c02 dissipates and your beer will go flat. So it will last longer if you haven't drank any out of a full growler (less space for the gas to escape) and will go flat more quickly with the inverse.

And to some commenting that it is a are off on this. These filling stations are not a thing for Portland. They are everywhere now and will continue to grow, but there will eventually be a ceiling of expense for where the dispensers thrive.

u/Firehooligan · 1 pointr/Hammocks

Yes! Excellent Eagle eye!!! The campsite was awesome!!! We had a blast! We used Lifestraw water bottles (Amazon link below) and it tasted amazing. We did use our balaclavas and bandanas to cover the opening just to filter out large particulate and floaters. I'll definitely be going back again. Tried fishing, with no luck but at any rate... A+

u/fun-in-fungible · 1 pointr/preppers

There are alternatives to metal and glass. I keep mine in one of these: Nalgene 12 Oz Flask, Blue
As far as what to put in it, I recommend everclear (grain alcohol) for a bug out kit. It has a wide variety of uses, e.g., disinfectant, help starting a fire, numb your brain so you can sleep. A huge benefit of grain alcohol, IMHO, is that it tastes like garbage (should be less tempted to sip it, making it last a little longer). Plus it's more efficient at cultivating a buzz.

u/hikingparty · 1 pointr/Ultralight

Thanks! is this the evernew bag that's best to use? It looks like there is a zip lock one too.

u/haroldthehobo · 13 pointsr/Ultralight

A lot of people will just use water bottles (like Smartwater). I carry a 2L Evernew bag that I mostly use to just fill my 1L Smartwater, since water is easy to come by in the Northeast. It's nice knowing I could carry up to 3 even if I never will need to, and the 2L Evernew weighs 1.5oz so it's worth it IMO.

Also the Evernew bags fit the Sawyer perfectly. Apparently the Platy bags people used to get no longer make a watertight seal with the Sawyer.

u/VexBoxx · 2 pointsr/houston

I've had friends have theirs confiscated. So they got creative.

ShampBooze bottles

Sunscreen bottles These worked great for ACL last year!

"Protection" seals

Ice Pak Flask this will be another ACL for me this year

"Sealed" caps for water bottles (Also ACL approved)

Insect Repellant

A whole smuggle bottle kit

And your standards

You can also put anything in a mouthwash bottle, so long as you're not opposed to a few drops of food colouring.

edited cos I always eff up formatting

u/jstgodar · 4 pointsr/Ultralight

Please edit your post to follow the shakedown format as there are unanswered questions like budget, non-negotiable items, etc.

Are all of these items weighed yourself or manufacturing listed weights? Please be sure that the weigh all your gear as manufacturing weights are very often inaccurate. I would be very surprised if your Merino Wool socks are 5oz. Note, that in lighterpack, one place all item weights even if they are worn or consumable to get accurate total pack weight and worn weight statistics.

Cheap fixes:

  • [-8.9oz, $9] Drop the footprint for polycro. It comes in a two pack and many thru hikers have found them reliable.
  • [-3.77oz, $15] Drop 3 of the smart water bottles for a Evernew 2L bladder. Consider also whether you really need so much water storage as you may be fine with 1 of these bladders and 1 smart water bottle for 3.5L capacity.
  • [-14.5oz, free] Drop the solar charger. (See below)
  • [-4.6oz, free] Drop the powercore. (See below)
  • [+6.3oz, $27] Buy an Anker Powercore 10000. The slim option is also something to consider for an additional ounce with faster speeds.

    = 26.47oz for $51.

    Obviously the pack, sleeping and shelter systems can be reduced significantly. Please weigh your gear and specify a budget so that others can help more.
u/letstalkaboutitxo · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

I bought a 2.2 liter water bottle to help me keep on track of my water goals.

Add lemon juice and stevia, like a healthy lemonade! These 2 things help SO much. I drink more water now than I ever have in my life.

u/polytropon · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

I was a huge fan of contigo, but a friend lost mine. I never had the problems reported here and I put mine in the dishwasher all the time.

Now I use [klean kanteen insulated] ( They don't have a leakproof sippy top, but I put a sealed top on and if I know I'm wanting to sip, I pack the [separate sippy top] ( Sealed, things can stay hot for like 6-8 hours, it's insane. And things can stay so cold that I once went to bed with ice water in the cup and woke up 10 hours later and the ice was still solid.

u/notickynolaundry · 9 pointsr/onebag

I haven't gone full hose and bladder but I'm a big fan of the Platypus for its packability. Nice to unroll it after airport security and fill it up at a water fountain.

u/korgothwashere · 1 pointr/EDC

To add to that point, I would think a little foldable bottle like the Vapur Element Bottle or the Platypus Plus bottle or the Sip N Go or the Wide Mouth Cantene from Nalgene would add a great deal of usefulness and a minimal amount of bulk to that kit.

u/xaffinityx · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

An awesome water bottle would make me super happy if I was your employee.

Or one of these portable speakers so they can listen to music a bit louder while working out!

u/Espelyn · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

I have a 1L Camelbak that I use. It has a straw and it's amazing. :D My husband is always amazed at how much water I actually drink from it a day. BPA free, too, if you're worried about that.

u/cole12145 · 1 pointr/FireflyFestival

you are allowed to take unopened water bottles into the festival, get u some clear liqour and ur good. (im using bacardi rum)

u/grandpachester · 1 pointr/Ultralight

I use this Evernew 2l bag. It has a slide open top that makes it super easy to fill.

u/gaatu · 5 pointsr/onebag

Completely agree with this point. I usually "two-bag" it with one main ~28-35L backpack and a smaller 10-15L duffel/daypack to complement just to hold items that I'd like to have easy access to during the flight.

I typically use a hydroflask at home as my reusable water bottle, but I got a Vapur Element as my travel bottle. It's a little more 'green' than just buying plastic bottles and tossing them each time. I've had it for a little over the year and it still has yet to break on me; could be a possibility if you're interested!

u/vespria · 0 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Camelbak water bottles like these worked for me when I encountered the same problem. I needed something that I didn't have to "try" to open, and had a small enough mouth piece so I wouldn't spill all over myself trying to drink. This fit the bill. It's also light weight, fits in my purse, and bonus: can fit ice cubes.

u/ioimatt · 1 pointr/Ultralight

I carried a katadyn befree (1L) + 2 Smart Water bottles and for the 20 - 40 mile carries I had two collapsible platy bottles. They're $12, 2.4 oz each, take very little space when unused / compressed and lasted the entire trail.

1L (befree) + 2L (2 x 1L smart waters) + 4L (2 x 2 Platy bottles) = 7L capacity, but I never carried more than 6 and that was once. Your average carry will be 2-3L tops

u/TroyDowling · -1 pointsr/videos
  1. Quality: Frequently less regulated is an understatement. I challenge anyone to definitively prove the ability to distinguish a regulated municipal line and your bottled water. In fact, I'd bet my right nut you're buying it from a Canadian Tire, or other similar store which buys it from a company using the municipal line anyway.
  2. Convenience: You are packing bottles into a lunch bag or cooler. I'd argue that the labour of picking up a flat of water is equal to or more work than filling reusable bottles from the tap. I did roofing for a summer job a few years ago. Filled up a milk jug with water and brought another canteen to carry around. Jug stayed cool in the cooler box we had. If the ~5 liters somehow wasn't enough, there was always the hose.
  3. Price: Your "awesome deal" is still a rip off. Here is my citation. Assuming 24 500 mL bottles @ the lower side of your range of $2. That is about $0.17/liter of water. Using the citation, Canada pays about $0.31 per cubic meter which is a factor of 1000 times greater. Therefore, average municipal water works out to $0.00031 per liter.

    Unfortunately, your argument can be debunked on all three counts.

    Furthermore, presuming you are not reusing the plastic water bottles from your flats (smart considering the potential health risks surrounding the plastics), a reusable bottle will pay for itself.

    A good bottle can be found between five and ten dollars. That means after drinking between 27 and 30 liters of water, the reusable bottles between to save you money.
u/cwcoleman · 1 pointr/backpacking

I second the Nalgene Flask. Super durable and pretty light. (I also ditch the cap/sheath)

u/estherfm · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Boots. I love these boots, they rock. Men's shoe, women's shoe.

A water bottle or two.

Snack bars. Meat and vegan.

Okay that should get you started.

u/Tbiggs0958 · 9 pointsr/keto

go get yourself a water bottle that you actually like...i have had ones like this and it sucked....then I had one like this and it sucked...then when I started working and had individual water bottles...i only drank about 4 a day using those.....THEN I got THIS BAD BOY and I drink about 4-5 liters a day.....just find the method you like and do whatever fits you best

u/garrettmain · 2 pointsr/Ultralight

Okay, there's some new Japanese version of Evernew bags trying to do what CNOC did with the wide mouth/slider thing. Don't get that bag.

Get this one:

I LOVED this bag. I got it in 2017 and still use it.

u/asuraskordoth · 3 pointsr/ManyBaggers

Have you considered something like a Vapur? Easier to fit in a fanny/sling. Either that or go down to a 750ML Nalgene. The 1L ones are so fat and difficult to fit.

u/SymphoniusRex · 3 pointsr/backpacking

A collapsible water bottle with caribeaner. I brought two 1L ones of these and they are amazing to refill. You just buy a big bottle to fill these up if you’re in a country with bad sanitation, and when not in use you can pack it away very easily. When you’re hiking and trekking it can clip onto your pack so it’s hands free!

u/manual_combat · 3 pointsr/CampingGear

Use 1L smartwater bottles and this Blue Desert SmarTube Hydration System

The mouthpiece sucks so browse Amazon for a replacement. I ended up pulling my mouthpiece off an old osprey bag. Smartwater bottles are super durable, BPA free, cheap, and connect well with Sawyer filter products.

u/BSinZoology_LOL · 1 pointr/EDC

I've really been impressed with my Hydroflask. I got the 18 oz. last Christmas and have used it every day since. Like you said, fill it up with cold water, leave it the car, come back and it's still cold no matter how hot it is outside!

I also have a [Klean Kanteen Insulated 20 oz.] ( I can't say that I really prefer one over the other. I'd give the Hydroflask a slight edge because it feels nicer in your hands and seems to be less prone to that metallic taste you can sometimes get with steel bottles.

u/kodemage · 0 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Here's a link on Amazon if anyone wanted to see these.

I also recommend nalgene. It looks like they've updated the technology of the bottles a bit since I got mine. The ones I own are all the smokey grey plastic with iconic blue top kind.

u/pto892 · 2 pointsr/Ultralight

I also have a Nalgene brand flask which is designed specifically for alcohol. It is a bit on the heavy side, but you can leave the sleeve at home to lighten it up. It's pretty durable and has held up well for many years now.

u/walopish · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

I have a 20-oz insulated klean kanteen and I love it!

It as an all 18/8 stainless steel interior, including the lid. This was the biggest factor for me. It keeps things sanitary. Also, it doesn't soak up flavors and release them into your next drink like plastic parts will. I can put tea in the morning, gin and tonic at night, and water after without scrubbing to get the previous flavor out.

It insulates very well. I've taken hot tea into below freezing temperature ranges and it will be piping hot 8 hours later. I can also pack it with ice before pouring water over it, and the ice will have barely melted hours later. It will keep beverages the right temperature for even longer depending on the outside temperature and how often you open it.

There are also different lid options. You can switch out lids for a coffee mug style lid if you choose.

I've had mine about 4 years. Still works like brand new. The only damage is a few dents on the bottom, but that is my fault for dropping it down a rocky path on hike up a mountain. Nothing pierced the steel so it still insulates just as well. I highly recommend it.

u/givemeyournews · 7 pointsr/bicycling

A 20oz insulated Kleen Kanteen and a stainless steel cage from king cage. The bottle fits in the cage perfectly, and it keeps my coffee hot all day long. The other day I was so busy I didn't have time to even open the coffee, so I ended up drinking it around 6pm, and it still very warm. It had been full at 8am.

u/UsedandAbused87 · 5 pointsr/running

Soda was the first thing I eliminated from my diet when I changed my diet. What helped me was carrying a thing of water with me everywhere. I have one of the Nalgene bottles that I take with me everywhere. It reminds me to drink water and not go for the soda machine. I found that having flavor packets makes a big deal. Mio makes good ones but my favorite is the Value Club brand found at Walmart.

I also started on the C25K program. Before the program I tried to run a mile and it took me around 16 minutes. It was more of a walk while trying not to die pace. Don't be afraid to pause the program and do the same workout for a couple of weeks. I had to work on one phase for 2 weeks before I felt I could do the next. Now I can run a mile in 7:30, do a 5K no problem, and have done several half marathons. I am no better than anybody else and if I could do it you can do! Just remember that it starts with small steps. Even if you have to walk a mile you at least walked a mile that you wouldn't have before.

u/cH3x · 2 pointsr/Bushcraft

The Nalgene bottles are pretty standard. Here's a link:

Although I am not likely to buy from Heinne (pricey for making multiple backup kits), I did see that their sheaths tend not to be as wide as others I have seen. I sent them an e-mail and will update if I get a response.

Thanks for the tip.

u/imnotmarvin · 1 pointr/EDC

Try it like this: [Canteen] (

Put the word Canteen inside of these [ ] followed by the link inside of these ( ). Looks pretty that way. Just a head's up.

u/Chernoobyl · 2 pointsr/EDC

I EDC a 40 oz Klean Kanteen and absolutely love the bottle, my only complaint was it gets condensation from cold drinks and has zero insulation. I solved this by cutting down a a wine bottle carrier. I used some floss to sew up the carrier so it's a little more snug on the top and so the stitching didn't come undone. Thanks for looking

Here is a link to the water bottle:

and the Wine Bottle Carrier:

u/FellofHearts · 34 pointsr/atheism

Wow! Caps still sealed! It must be a miracle, because we all know an unbroken shitty water bottle cap seal means it has never been opened.

u/zirman · 6 pointsr/france

J'en parle ici des fois que ça vous intéresse :)

Ca fait un moment que l’histoire de l'eau et du problème posé par le plastique me préoccupe. Du coup ça fait plusieurs années maintenant que je me balade avec ceci dans mon sac. C'est une gourde en inox de la marque Klean Kanteen, et à aucun moment l'eau n'est en contact avec le plastique, y compris au niveau du bouchon. Elle me sert également quand je suis à la muscu. En gros depuis que je l'ai j'ai drastiquement diminué mon stock de bouteille. Les seules bouteilles qu'il peut me rester c'est quand j'ai envie de coca, on vit tous avec nos paradoxe ^^

Mais je sais pas si c'est psychologique ou quoi, mais d'avoir un récipient en métal change vraiment le gout de l'eau je trouve. Quand je pars en rando je peux également la mettre sur un réchau quand j'ai besoin de faire bouillir de l'eau :)
J'en ai une deuxième moins grosse, proche de mon lit pour les grosses soifs nocturne ^^

Ça fait peut être petit délire de bobo, mais je n'y vois que des avantages au bout du compte !

A savoir pour trouver de l’eau partout où vous allez, il existe une base de données open qui s’appelle Eaupen et qui référence tous les points d’eau potable. Pratique pour remplir sa gourde.

u/FIRExNECK · 3 pointsr/PacificCrestTrail

6 1.5 Liter bottles is that a typo? I'd recommend carrying the same volume but some of those being Evernew Bladder bags. It will be easier to store these bladders when not in use.

u/Goku_SG · 2 pointsr/Ultralight

I bought this recently. Haven't used it yet. I plan to hook it up to a smart water bottle and run it like a water bladder outside my pack.

u/MulberryStreetHippie · 9 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Upon recommendations from this subreddit I bought a 32-oz Nalgene Tritan (Amazon link).

Love it.

u/Cunt4RedOctober · 3 pointsr/news

Sneak Alcohol Caps Reseal Your Water Bottle Perfectly

u/Flosssssy · 6 pointsr/bonnaroo

Sneak Alcohol Caps Reseal Your Water Bottle Perfectly 6 caps

u/Nenotriple · 2 pointsr/turning

This is an off the wall thought.

You could buy a thin walled metal bottle like this one.

Then turn the cup inner diameter to match the metal bottle. Just glue the bottle into the wood and you're good to go. You could cut the top off, and smooth it over, or leave it with a twist cap.

u/ilikesleep · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Wow that's a lot of items for hot beverages on your wl. How about something a bit colder?

u/vonfluff · 8 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

This Vapur water bottle is my favorite!. I use them for travel, working out, at work, etc. When you're done you just roll it up and toss it in your bag. I took them on a plane as well - just waited to fill it until I was through security. Mwhahaha.

u/nguneer · 1 pointr/bourbon

I have three of these. The blue or red sleeve is actually it's own cup, and the top pulls off the threaded cap to be a shot glass. Cheap, durable, and hold a good amount for a flask.

u/huge_ox · 4 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Water itself doesn't go bad, it's the conditions it's kept it. It stagnates in air, or in bottles the chemicals leach into it.

That's why I have one of these on my wishlist.

LifeStraw® Go - Water Bottle

Regardless of the situation, it will make enough water safe to drink for my family and I for at least 125 days (based on the average 1000 litres, and 4 people drinking 2 litres a day).

u/SW_hiker · 2 pointsr/Ultralight

This is what I use Blue Desert Smart Tube and I use it with smartwater type bottles. I've modified mine some, I cut the hose and added quick connects to make easier for me to remove the bottle from the pack pocket and I replaced the hose and bite valve (I prefer 90°) with a insulated one that I already had.

u/MrsPopeFormosus · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

As far as the nipples go, my 10 month old uses level 1 in Tommee Tippee and fast for his Playtex and we just adjust when it looks like he's trying hard to get more formula out (I think he went to medium at 5 months old, and we've been working up to fast over the past month).

As far as bottle warmers go, we don't use one. We have a Brita pitcher and pour that water into a [Nalgene] ( water bottle and keep it next to the formula container. That way the water is room temperature and we just pour and mix when we want bottles. For overnight, we pre-fill the bottles with water and use a to-go [formula dispenser] ( up in his room so we can make the bottles without much thought.

u/jpwaffles · 3 pointsr/EDC

For water what about this Nalgene plastic flask? For a battery bank I use an Anker portable charger that takes up one whole pocket and gives me about 3 charges for an iphone 6. I'm pretty sure they have smaller capacity and smaller sized models though.

u/BEEF_SUPREEEEEEME · 2 pointsr/Tekken

Camelbak is where it's at, not the backpack one but the regular 1L bottle.

You don't have to fuck around with a cap every time you wanna drink, just quickly grab it and take a swig through the straw. Plus they're fucking indestructible.

u/Flitterbee · 7 pointsr/breakingmom

I have a camelbak eddy water bottle for each of my kids (the smaller ones for the kids) and the two adults so the toddler can't spill our shit. They are amazing, no spills.

u/Bill_Board · 1 pointr/EatCheapAndHealthy

I don't want to sound materialistic... but i think they do. I bought a Nalgene and fill it up to take with me wherever I go. I like it since it saves on buying bottles water.

u/coozyorcosie · 2 pointsr/orioles

You're allowed to bring in bottles of water, so it's really easy with these.

u/spacepod · 1 pointr/WaltDisneyWorld

We bought a life-straw bottle when we went. I found it a bit chlorine-y at first, but after a bit it made even the grossest fountain water taste like bottled. It was a bit expensive for a water bottle, but at $3 per drink in the park it was well worth the price overall.

u/maxdug · 1 pointr/Ultralight

Does anyone have experience with 2L Evernew bag with clip top closure? Is it durable? I'm hoping if I switched to this style, I could lose my water scoop.

u/mdelemdele · 12 pointsr/Ultralight

These are great. Had mine for several years. No issues at all.

EVERNEW Water Carry System, 2000ml

u/attorneyatloblaw · 2 pointsr/DIY

These are a way better way of sneaking liquor onto a cruise. Much MUCH less hassle than this post:

Camo Caps

u/ghostmcspiritwolf · 3 pointsr/Bushcraft

I'd get a wide mouth klean kanteen if you can find one. good for boiling water and much easier to cook in than a narrower mouth if necessary.

I have a 40 oz, and it's big but not unmanageable.

u/8uzzki11 · 1 pointr/Ultralight

I heard the hydrapaks can have a taste issue though (They are on Massdrop rn btw). Have you tried the Evernew? Its pretty light, cheap, and tasteless. I could make a sexist joke there but I will pass...

u/aridaysi · 2 pointsr/backpacking

This is exactly what you want:

It comes with a Nalgene wide mouth adapter and a small valve for pressure. Careful though, that valve is easy to lose..

u/Takaa · 1 pointr/keto

I'll just add onto this comment... I always had trouble making sure I was drinking enough water. Sometimes I would forget, out of sight, out of mind.

I bought one of these:

It holds 2.2 liters of water (~74oz) and I typically end up drinking 1.5-2 bottles worth per day. Easy to carry wherever you go.

u/JoeReally · 1 pointr/bugout

Would something like one of these work?

$20-ish option

Cheap option

u/walters-walk · 1 pointr/Nootropics

I was taking a shower the other day and I thought about all the chemicals (including fluoride) coming into contact with my face, ballsack, mouth... and I decided to do something about it. I'm fortunate enough to own a RO water system, but not for a whole house. So I made a portable shower using this and this. I'll likely be using less water, so there's at least one plus. Will check my hormones next month to see if using RO water to wash affects anything.

u/soupy2003 · 1 pointr/Lollapalooza

In the years I've gone, they have never opened the water bottles, they just check to make sure they are sealed (so if you are able to keep the bottle caps sealed, or got those Camo Caps you should be good)

u/echodeltabravo · 2 pointsr/Ultralight

Yep they are on Amazon. $10. Just looked them up. It is the 2L pouch which is the one I wanted anyway because I find my 1L Sawyer pouch to be too small.

u/the_walking_deaf · 10 pointsr/Fitness

I've been using the same Nalgene Water Bottle for the past 4+ years, highly recommended.

u/MrStop2 · 2 pointsr/Ultralight

That tends to be my process as well. I use a 2 liter platy ( for the dirty water and a 1L Aquafina bottle for my clean.

u/Im_an_antelope · 1 pointr/CampingandHiking

Well, then I will take that tip one step further. Nalgene has a flask that is durable, lightweight (if you don't use the stupid sleeve and shot glass that is included), larger volume than most metal flasks and doesn't bleed flavors. Best backcountry flask I've found.

u/Emb0lalia · 2 pointsr/Ultralight

This is another option:

I use it with a smart water, but it comes with multiple caps for different bottles.

u/Meowzebub666 · 3 pointsr/Ultralight

There's this zip top bottle from evernew.

u/reddit_affiliate · 4 pointsr/fresno

They don't dig too deep in my experience, but they'll remove anything obvious or opened.

You want some of these. Have used, can confirm makes opened bottles look legit. Also plenty of other fake packaging in the related items on same page.


u/yt-nthr-rddtr · 2 pointsr/churning

As as aside - BPA free bottles have BPS which apparently is even worse than BPA. Even when I have traveled light thanks to Spirit Airlines, have always used a Kleen Kanteen stainless steel water bottle, which the guards at the Milan Duomo made us leave outside and were stolen promptly... grrr...)

In any case, avoid the marketing hype and stick to stainless steel or the silicone-enclosed glass bottles like Lifefactory (haven't used these yet)

u/elphabaisfae · 1 pointr/PercyJacksonRP

I want to send this water bottle and this shoulder bag to Janine.

u/bentheredidthat · 2 pointsr/ADHD

I take this bad boy everywhere I go to make sure I get enough water. I like it because it has a built in straw, and if I fill it up twice a day, I've had my required 8 glasses!

u/steamBommer29 · 1 pointr/camping

I was just looking at these

Cheap, can be used to boil water in, and obvously store clean water afterwards. Its single walled and made of stainless steel with no internal coating.

u/acidRain_burns · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

I figured as much. Im not sure what plastic. One good bottle for it might be a platypus though. Platypus Platy Bottle 2-Litre(70 ounces)

Its probably not a great longterm solution but its lightweight!

u/Scottman187 · 1 pointr/AppalachianTrail

Does anyone have experience using the Evernew Bags for storing their dirty water? These bags are fully compatible with the Sawyer Squeeze and they have good reviews.


u/hotdiggity_dog · 0 pointsr/Ultralight

This Evernew bag or a Platypus bag are the leading contenders around here. Both very reliable.


Edit: I should have mentioned, the Platypus takes some adapter rigging to work with the Squeeze.

u/edthesmokebeard · 1 pointr/PacificCrestTrail

I ordered these - still haven't arrived so I can't speak to quality:

u/Wonkbro · 1 pointr/Ultralight

Can you tell me how much that hydration tube weighs?

u/crosscreative · 1 pointr/Coachella

I bring a couple of these

u/zaikenandzeppelin · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Everyone should have a Water Bottle

u/autobotguy · 1 pointr/Ultralight

nalgene makes a flask. carried it when i did the at,

u/michaelkanrs · 1 pointr/Tokyo

This is the only one I can find on Amazon. I would check out your local supermarket since they might have a section for waterbottles.

u/Zer0k00l · 2 pointsr/Coachella

this has been my choice over the last couple of years

u/indochris609 · 4 pointsr/houston

Does it say the size of the water bottle?

Also, this might help...

u/Quattro4442 · 3 pointsr/FireflyFestival

They look legit, but there are still ways to tell if it's water vs alcohol without opening the bottle.

u/cleversobriquet · 1 pointr/saplings

Just put it one of these with your stuff. Completely smell proof.

u/ihaveplansthatday · 8 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Kanteen - $22.94

Skirt - $19.24

Necklace - $12.67

Cat bed! - $10.29

Stockings - $7.94



All from Highest Priority list.

u/toltecian · 6 pointsr/Bushcraft

What about a [40oz Kleen Kanteen] ( and a 750ml Toaks pot? $90 CAD plus tax for the two together.

*Edit: didn't catch the part about being made in Canada. Guessing both of these are from China...

u/3mi3mi · 8 pointsr/Coachella

this fold up water bottle is my must. you can put it in your pocket when it's not filled up.

u/shootsfilmwithbullet · 2 pointsr/Ultralight

I don't know how new it is but this is what I bought

u/xrobin · 1 pointr/Ultralight

I just did some googling and found the one I was thinking of. New product that some have managed to import from Japan.

u/GDPH001 · 1 pointr/Ultralight

[Evernew makes a 2L one](ebanyu (evernew) water bag 2l eby209 (japan import)

u/-magilla- · 2 pointsr/Ultralight

Evernew makes one too. Link it's just under 3 Oz for 2 liters

u/aerospacemango · 1 pointr/teenagers

i think there's things like this but i'm not sure how well they work

u/FToThe3rdPower · 5 pointsr/Scotch

I use one of these nalgene 12 oz flasks:

-Won't affect taste or interact with any alcohol
-Store alcohol in it indefinitely
-Large capacity
-Won't break like glass

u/travolter · 6 pointsr/Fitness

I bring one of these and it's usually almost empty at the end:

u/Inigo93 · 5 pointsr/CampingGear

Given how quickly it popped up with a google, I'm guessing Klean Kanteen doesn't fit your criterion. Before I do any further searching... What part of it don't you like?

u/heimeth · 3 pointsr/UltralightCanada

Water System:

-Sawyer Micro Squeeze w/ adaptor for back flushing
($45.40 on Amazon )

-2L Evernew Water Bag
($15.82 on Amazon )

-2 1L Smart Water Bottles ($5)

Cook Set:

-Toaks Titanium 900 ml pot
( $60.81 on Amazon )

-Light My Fire Spork
( $3.56 on Amazon )

Or, you could use a long handled spork to reach into dehydrated meal bags, e.g. Boundless Voyage, Toaks, Snow Peak, etc (More Expensive)

A cheap disposable option is a Dairy Queen large spoon if you don’t require a fork.

-Optional hot drink mug: GSI Infinity Backpackers Mug
( $11.09 on Amazon )


Alcohol Options:

  • DIY cat stove with integrated pot holder (go on YouTube)

    -Trangia or Titanium alcohol stove e.g. Vargo Triad

    -Make a DIY beer can or aluminum flashing windscreen (YouTube)

    [You need to make sure that the alcohol stove has a snuffer cap if a fire ban is in effect]

    [If you use an alcohol stove, you will need a leakproof fuel bottle- check MEC, Litesmith, or use an old fuel stabilizer bottle]

    [In Canada, good alcohol fuels are Methyl Hydrate and Captain Phab Marine Stove Fuel]

    Gas Stoves:

    I don’t use a gas stove, however, here are a few I have heard of that are more affordable.

  • MSR Pocket Rocket 2
    ($59.95 on Amazon )

  • BRS Titanium Burner
    ($20.93 on Amazon )

u/Take42 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Since I'm on vacation in the rural mountains, I have no access to paper and pencil... So I had to murder my idea in MS Paint. D: I don't know if this counts at all, but it's "hand" "painted" on a laptop trackpad... I... I don't know.

Here's what it's supposed to be of:

u/MIDItheKID · 11 pointsr/howto

Hell, these ones straight up advertise it.

u/rawsiefilnredom · 1 pointr/hiking

Yeah, the LifeStraws only filter if you sip through the straw. I don't think it is overly difficult to suck through the straw nor does my wife. This is what we have and use. I have no real complaints, to be honest.

u/JaggerManJensen · 5 pointsr/nba

Get a Lifestraw! I used it for the whole three months and had no problems whatsoever