Mar 13, 2008 at 2:42 pm #1227785
@vaporjourneyLocale: Greater Gila
Any ideas for a UL 4 oz bottle to store olive oil in while hiking? I've got some 8 oz Dasani bottles that are nearly good enough, but I'd prefer something smaller. I've considered an old container that used to hold spices like Oregano, but don't really trust the few threads that hold the cap on. The 4 oz nalgene bottles everywhere seem too thick and overkill (plus I don't want to drive 30 min to REI for a bottle!).Mar 13, 2008 at 4:09 pm #1424213
Ryan TealeBPL Member
@monstertruck-2Locale: Almost Yosemite
Maybe keep an eye out in the grocery store or pharmacy. There may be something you use frequently such as mouthwash or soap or shampoo that comes in the size bottle you are looking for. I find for carrying olive oil it is nice to have a folding spout built into the cap. I would think using a water bottle (or similar) and unscrewing the cap to pour the olive oil would leave me with a sticky, oily bottle to deal with.Mar 13, 2008 at 8:24 pm #1424262
Eric, my husband posted this article on TrailDivas:
Really easy to do :-) (Well, if you have the tape!)
I use a 4 ounce hard side clear Lexan bottle I got at REI a long time ago to haul my oil, but when it dies I will just go to using the small 4 ounce "accessory and fuel" bottles I sell. With the tape on them they work like a charm for sunblock.Mar 13, 2008 at 9:19 pm #1424270
Victor KarpenkoBPL Member
@viktorLocale: Northern California
These should work for you. The flasks are flexible and can fit just about any available space in your pack.Mar 14, 2008 at 6:44 am #1424302
todd harperBPL Member
@funnymoLocale: Sunshine State
I use a 4oz cough/cold med bottle for kids. Hasn't leaked yet!!!!Mar 14, 2008 at 7:43 am #1424310
Also, if you order direct from Nalgene I believe you get free shipping (so don't have to drive to REI).
Those rumrunners are interesting. Is there anything functional about the spout being on the corner beyond 'it's different / cool'?Mar 14, 2008 at 8:15 am #1424312
Joshua, that is the square bottle I use.
I do still carry it in a snack sized bag just in case it ever leaks ;-)Mar 14, 2008 at 8:55 am #1424319
"I do still carry it in a snack sized bag just in case it ever leaks ;-)"
Tell me you have at least SOMETHING else in that bag… Nalgene's don't leak and carrying an extra, what, 1/10th of an ounce(?) is HERESY!!!! ;)Mar 14, 2008 at 5:45 pm #1424374
Yes sir ;-) Free hand moisturizing as I put the lid back on…lol!
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