[pct-l] alcohol (stove) bottle size for a thru-hike.

Josh 559josh at gmail.com
Fri Apr 3 23:12:17 CDT 2009

I think the Listerine bottle idea is a really good idea for every reason
mentioned.  Guess Imma have to start using the stuff so I'll have an empty
bottle. Lol

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On Behalf Of Tortoise
Sent: Friday, April 03, 2009 9:05 PM
To: 'PCT-L'
Subject: Re: [pct-l] alcohol (stove) bottle size for a thru-hike.

Never under estimate the power of stupidity, etcetera to cause problems.

If a fuel bottle looks like a water bottle, even though it is labeled or
marked so you clearly know what it is, someone will not pay attention and
take a swig.

Using a listerine bottle or some other bottle originally used for a
non-drinkable liquid is a wise precaution.

I used to carry my white gas stove fuel in a red Sigg bottle. I've had to
tell a person that it contained fuel and was not my drinking water even
though the bottle was clearly labeled.  I've heard of a hiker picking up
someone else's plain Sigg bottle containing fuel and taking a swig thinking
the bottle was his.

A Listerine bottle would probably deter most people. Anything that is not a
reused beverage bottle and does not resemble a beverage bottle is far


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Donna Saufley wrote:
> I like using squarish mouthwash bottles (i.e., Listerine).  They come 
> in different sizes (which I use for differing lengths of trip and fuel 
> needs), have lids that really lock on so leakage has not been a 
> problem, and those with the right type of cap also serves as a 
> measuring implement.  Since the shape is nothing like my Aquafina water
bottles, I have never confused them.
> Spilled them, yes. Confused them, no.  All the same, I put black tape 
> around the fuel bottle so that others would stop to investigate before
> L-Rod
> -
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