- Nov 10, 2007 at 4:56 pm #1225774
@jbaile38Locale: Rocky Mountains
I was trolling the web looking for a replacement for the hard to find 375 ml little nipper…and came across these from Rum Runner Flask.
One 8 oz (236 ml) flask is $3.75.
I ordered a few so I'll post further details when they arrive.
might help if I included the link
http://www.rumrunnerflasks.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=15Nov 11, 2007 at 6:43 am #1408648
@hellbillylarryLocale: southern appalachians
Looks BETTER than a lil nipper since the nozzle is on the corner (eaiser to pour).Nov 11, 2007 at 8:35 am #1408653
I've got an old little nipper and never use it anymore.
If you can't find a little nipper you might give an 8 oz pet water bottle a try. These are tough to find, you might get one free on an airplane ride, or sometimes in various shows or events they are given away free as samples. I found a case of 12 bottles in my local Safeway.
Anyways, they are much lighter than a little nipper. Mine weighs 0.4 oz. I also find them more compact and easier to store than the larger/flatter little nipper.
Just some food for thought.Nov 11, 2007 at 9:23 am #1408658
Ethan A.BPL Member
@mountainwalkerLocale: SF Bay Area & New England
Can you post a pic or a link showing a bottle like the one you have?Nov 11, 2007 at 10:34 am #1408662
@fastwalkerLocale: SWNov 11, 2007 at 10:53 am #1408664
@arichardson6Locale: North East
I disagree about it being better simply from spout placement. In fact, I think having the spout in the corner makes the bladder roll awkwardly when stored. I don't know how much a spout on the side makes something easier to pour either, though I don't have much experience pouring since I use my nipper for alcohol (firelite spout cap) and quick drinks..
Though, this rum flask does seem like a viable alternative..Nov 11, 2007 at 11:51 am #1408669Nov 11, 2007 at 1:01 pm #1408676
Lance MBPL Member
Here is a picture including the 8oz PET bottle. Left is one nested in a K-Mart grease pot with pop can stove, BIC lighter, and pot grabber. Center are 16oz and 8oz PET water bottles, which also fit into the Foster's can at right.Nov 11, 2007 at 1:08 pm #1408679
Your bottle inside the pot looks exactly like mine. I even have the same red tape (I used red electrical tape) going around it.
These bottles are great. You sure can't stick a little nipper inside a pot like you can with these tiny 8 oz bottles.Nov 12, 2007 at 8:07 pm #1408831
Jeff BooneBPL Member
I found one tonight, but it weighs .7oz as opposed to yours at .4oz. What brand was yours?Nov 12, 2007 at 9:58 pm #1408848
Arrowhead, with the label removed.
You can get these with a pop top, those weigh slighly more. The standard cap version is the one I have.Nov 13, 2007 at 12:40 am #1408853
Cool find Justin, It's even smaller than the Nipper. Thanks for the information.Nov 15, 2007 at 2:14 pm #1409248
Ron DBPL Member
I just got my 8oz flask from Rum Runner. It ended up being .375oz (my scale measures in 1/8oz increments).
RonNov 15, 2007 at 5:04 pm #1409270
Jeff BooneBPL Member
That's awesome! Thank you!Oct 27, 2008 at 10:32 am #1456368
@tippymcstaggerLocale: North Texas
I am looking for water bottles. RR price is attractive.
Compare RR 16oz. v Platy Sport and RR 32oz v Platy 1L.
-Which empties better? (I want post-trip packing to be simple. 5L wine bags won't fully drain. Nalgene hydration bladder has same issue.)
-Weight of RR?
"The following weights are for empty flasks with cap on:
8oz = 10 grams
16oz = 12 grams
32oz (actually holds 40oz's) = 24 grams"
-Is the screw top on the rum runner compatible with platy?
edit: the 32oz. rum runner is standard. 16 and 8 are a smaller type
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