Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Other Uses for Nalgene Bottles
After the recent Nalgene recall, I got to thinking, “What would everyone do with all of their old Nalgene bottles if they no longer want to drink from them?” After a little brainstorming, I came up with a few ideas. Please feel free to share some of your own ideas.
1. Backcountry shower: drill holes in the lid, fill with water and hold above your head.
2. Rodent and leak proof garbage container.
3. Put valuables such as keys, cash, cell phone, etc. inside when kayaking-it floats!
4. Backcountry washing machine: throw in a pair of socks, some water and biodegradable soap. Shake vigorously for a few minutes and rinse.
5. Storage for crushable foods like crackers, Biscotti, cookies, etc.
6. Waterproof storage for socks, matches, etc.
7. Wrap your windscreen around it and secure with a rubber band to keep it from getting dented.
8. Fill with water and freeze-put in cooler for a mess-free ice pack (car camping).
9. Fill with hot water and roll over your partner’s neck & back for a heat massage after a long hike—or, put it on the ground and roll the bottom of your foot over it to massage your own tired feet.
10. Hot water bottle for sleeping bag on cold nights.
11. Use to pound tent stakes.
12. Use as a weight for throwing you bear bag line over a tree limb (tie the line to the loop in the lid)
13. Pee bottle so you don’t have to leave your tent in the middle of the night—the wide mouth makes it easy to “aim”.
14. Cut your bottle into thin rings for a lightweight ring-toss game. The goal is to stand 10 ft. away and toss as many rings as you can around a tent stake.