Best UL container/carrier/flask for whisky or scotch?
Apr 15, 2013 at 9:15 pm #1301789Steven ParisBPL Member
@saparisorLocale: Pacific Northwest
What do people carry?Apr 15, 2013 at 9:38 pm #1977126Anna TMember
@anztLocale: Victoria, Australia
Mine is 'kinda UL' – at best. It's the Titanium Curved Flask from Snow Peak. I love it to bits, and it's one of my hiking luxuries.
I figure that if I'm buying top quality alcohol, why put it in a plastic or steel container that will change its taste?
That said, for extreme UL (not very good) alcohol packing, I sometimes use those plastic squeezy things at the supermarket that have fruit puree in them. The puree goes into my smoothie at home, then I wash them out and dry them, then fill them with a little funnel.Apr 15, 2013 at 9:53 pm #1977134W I S N E R !Spectator
An empty water bottle.Apr 15, 2013 at 10:00 pm #1977139Nick GatelBPL Member
@ngatelLocale: Southern California
I have one of those Platy wine containers, because it is a different color than a regular Platy. But I rarely bring alcohol.Apr 16, 2013 at 2:37 am #1977174Ike JutkowitzBPL Member
@ikeLocale: Central Michigan
Or an empty apple juice bottleApr 16, 2013 at 5:12 am #1977186Ken ThompsonBPL Member
@hereLocale: Right there
Plastic vodka bottle I found in the park. Came with booze in it once. Why not again, and again.Apr 16, 2013 at 5:28 am #1977191
Like Anna T., I use the titanium curved flask from Snow Peak.Apr 16, 2013 at 5:29 am #1977192Kevin BabioneBPL Member
I use a Platy "Lil Nipper" – it holds 1/2 pint and hasn't affected the taste at all. Sadly they're not being sold any more. PackitGourmet also sells a foldable flask that holds 500 ml and weighs less than an ounce.Apr 16, 2013 at 6:53 am #1977221Stephen BarberBPL Member
Another vote for rumrunners.com. Sturdy little plastic bags with a good top, different sizes. I've used them for several years with no issues.Apr 18, 2013 at 9:25 pm #1978260Paul McLaughlinBPL Member
plastic whisky bottle. find a cheap half pint or pint of whisky in a plastic bottle, pour out the cheap junk, rinse clean, pour in the good stuff.Apr 19, 2013 at 11:36 am #1978444Mark VerberBPL Member
@verberLocale: San Francisco Bay Area
another +1 for platypus. The current .5l works though *I* wouldn't fill it up completely. The "Lil Nipper" is a perfect size though no-longer made. I have acquired a small stockpile for when my first wears out (not sharing :) but if you keep your eyes open they are periodically sold on gear swap. I picked up the last one for my horde earlier this spring.
–MarkApr 19, 2013 at 12:09 pm #1978456James MarcoBPL Member
@jamesdmarcoLocale: Finger Lakes
"The current .5l works though *I* wouldn't fill it up completely."
Why not? Ha…never mind…Apr 19, 2013 at 12:15 pm #1978458W I S N E R !Spectator
OK, those Snowpeak flasks are beautiful…but $120+ ?!
Does anyone know if you can become a sponsored outdoor scotch drinker?
I wonder if Macallan or Balvenie or Glenfiddich would pay me to sport their logo on a Snowpeak flask…
Maybe a trail ambassador program?Apr 19, 2013 at 12:28 pm #1978464Adam RothermichBPL Member
@aroth87Locale: Missouri Ozarks
My Sawyer Squeeze came with a .5L bladder. I've been thinking about switching to that.
AdamApr 23, 2013 at 9:45 pm #1979946Jani KikutsSpectator
@enginerdLocale: Southern California
12 oz Sawyer squeeze with pop top Full of vsop brandy…good use for the first gen squeeze since I got the ever new for filtering.Apr 23, 2013 at 10:07 pm #1979951Dale WambaughBPL Member
@dwambaughLocale: Pacific Northwest
Half gallon milk jug? ;) And whiskey IS Scotch in the rest of the civilized world.
One of those pint plastic liquor bottles is a good idea.Apr 24, 2013 at 7:01 am #1980012Pete GarciaBPL Member
@pgjgarciaLocale: Finger Lakes
I also use a .5L Platypus. If they still made those Lil Nippers, I'd probably drink less in camp. Probably.May 9, 2013 at 7:48 am #1984760Richard SeifertMember
I use this apple sauce packet. I get it to hold about 3.5oz.May 9, 2013 at 7:55 am #1984763
"Does anyone know if you can become a sponsored outdoor scotch drinker?"
Can you curl?May 9, 2013 at 7:56 am #1984765
"OK, those Snowpeak flasks are beautiful…but $120+ ?!"
They are beautiful, but not well designed, IMO. The opening is simply too small, which can be a pain in the butt to fill and empty. I'm looking to use something else these days.May 9, 2013 at 3:49 pm #1984876Anna TMember
@anztLocale: Victoria, Australia
Huh, I've never found it a problem to fill – I just use the supplied funnel.
My one gripe with the flask is that the cap has no attachment to the body, and it would be quite easy to lose.
Yes, they are expensive, but I'm expecting it to last me for the rest of my life, and I derive pleasure just from looking at it and holding it, because it's just so aesthetically pleasing.
Other than that, something cheap/free and light does the trick!May 9, 2013 at 4:54 pm #1984901
I also used the supplied funnel, but find if you try and fill it a bit too fast, it creates a 'bubble' which blocks any more liquid from entering, even though it's not full. I also wish I'd bought the one you can stand up, instead of the round one (even though the round one is 'prettier').
But definitely well made, and definitely aesthetically pleasing, I'll grant you that!May 9, 2013 at 5:13 pm #1984909Angus A.BPL Member
I actually use those thin profile Listerine plastic bottle (small size) as my flask. It works so far and inexpensive…May 16, 2013 at 9:18 am #1986763Tim HaynesMember
@timalanLocale: Mid Atlantic
It's not truly UL, but I usually use the small Nalgene bottles… large tops and indestructible. When I'm bringing $50+/bottle liquor on the trail, it's worth it to me to be 100% sure it's well protected
Cheaper liquors (usually Evan Williams Single Barrel Bourbon), I'll use recycled SEI water bottles — they are slightly thicker than normal water bottles and are flask shaped. Look great and are UL.May 22, 2013 at 7:16 pm #1988876Yes 1000Spectator
I use Theraflu flu medicine bottles…
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