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Best UL container/carrier/flask for whisky or scotch?


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    Steven Paris
    BPL Member

    @saparisor

    Locale: Pacific Northwest

    What do people carry?

    #1977126
    Anna T
    Member

    @anzt

    Locale: 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.

    #1977134
    W I S N E R !
    BPL Member

    @xnomanx

    An empty water bottle.

    #1977139
    Nick Gatel
    BPL Member

    @ngatel

    Locale: 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.

    #1977174
    Ike Jutkowitz
    BPL Member

    @ike

    Locale: Central Michigan

    Rumrunnerflasks.com

    Or an empty apple juice bottle

    #1977186
    Ken Thompson
    BPL Member

    @here

    Locale: Right there

    Plastic vodka bottle I found in the park. Came with booze in it once. Why not again, and again.

    #1977191
    pesticidefree
    BPL Member

    @sleeping

    Locale: The Cascades

    Like Anna T., I use the titanium curved flask from Snow Peak.

    #1977192
    Kevin Babione
    BPL Member

    @kbabione

    Locale: Pennsylvania

    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.

    #1977221
    Stephen Barber
    BPL Member

    @grampa

    Locale: SoCal

    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.

    #1978260
    Paul McLaughlin
    BPL Member

    @paul-1

    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.

    #1978444
    Mark Verber
    BPL Member

    @verber

    Locale: 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.

    –Mark

    #1978456
    James Marco
    BPL Member

    @jamesdmarco

    Locale: Finger Lakes

    Mark,
    "The current .5l works though *I* wouldn't fill it up completely."
    Why not? Ha…never mind…

    #1978458
    W I S N E R !
    BPL Member

    @xnomanx

    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?

    #1978464
    Adam Rothermich
    BPL Member

    @aroth87

    Locale: Missouri Ozarks

    My Sawyer Squeeze came with a .5L bladder. I've been thinking about switching to that.

    Adam

    #1979946
    Jani Kikuts
    Spectator

    @enginerd

    Locale: 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.

    #1979951
    Dale Wambaugh
    BPL Member

    @dwambaugh

    Locale: Pacific Northwest

    Half gallon milk jug? ;) And whiskey IS Scotch in the rest of the civilized world.

    Leather covered flask

    One of those pint plastic liquor bottles is a good idea.

    #1980012
    Pete Garcia
    BPL Member

    @pgjgarcia

    Locale: Finger Lakes

    I also use a .5L Platypus. If they still made those Lil Nippers, I'd probably drink less in camp. Probably.

    #1984760
    Richard Seifert
    Member

    @zmad2000

    I use this apple sauce packet. I get it to hold about 3.5oz.

    http://www.gogosqueez.com/

    #1984763
    pesticidefree
    BPL Member

    @sleeping

    Locale: The Cascades

    "Does anyone know if you can become a sponsored outdoor scotch drinker?"

    Can you curl?

    http://www.usacurl.org/usacurl//index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=355

    #1984765
    pesticidefree
    BPL Member

    @sleeping

    Locale: The Cascades

    "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.

    #1984876
    Anna T
    Member

    @anzt

    Locale: 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!

    #1984901
    pesticidefree
    BPL Member

    @sleeping

    Locale: The Cascades

    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!

    #1984909
    Angus A.
    BPL Member

    @mangus7175

    Locale: http://theshadedtrail.blogspot.com

    I actually use those thin profile Listerine plastic bottle (small size) as my flask. It works so far and inexpensive…

    #1986763
    Tim Haynes
    Member

    @timalan

    Locale: 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.

    #1988876
    Yes 1000
    Spectator

    @mamamia

    I use Theraflu flu medicine bottles…

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