Stainless Steel Water Bottle
Before you purchase another plastic water bottle for your hiking or travel purposes, you may want to look into a stainless steel option. Stainless steel water bottles are an essential part of any solid survival kit. Not only are they more durable than plastic, they allow you to boil water for purification purposes in an emergency situation. There are several brand names out there but the one I own is the Klean Kanteen stainless steel water bottle.
This particular stainless steel bottle comes in several sizes and colors. I have the 27oz and the actual bottle itself is very light at 8 ounces total weight. They also come with different screw on caps – I suggest the poly loop cap so you can secure the bottle to your backpack. Keep in mind there is a disclaimer on the bottle suggesting that you shouldn’t use hot liquids inside the bottle because there is no insulating wall. I agree that regular use of hot liquids isn’t a great idea, but if you’re in a crunch and need to purify water, this bottle works just fine for that purpose.
The Klean Kanteen also comes in different width openings. I have the wider mouth opening at 1 3/4 inches so cleaning the bottle is somewhat easier. If the Klean Kanteen isn’t for you, having a stainless steel water bottle in your possession of some sorts is highly suggested. Sometimes you can find regular military style canteens at army surplus stores or thrift shops for cheap.
If you’re interested in the Klean Kanteen you can find it on Amazon.com for around 20 bucks using the link below: