[pct-l] alcohol in aluminum

Vic Hanson vichansonperu at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 10 13:23:07 CDT 2009

I have a question. Last year I carried my alcohol in a 12 oz.
aluminum that was red and labelled "Fuel". Someone on the trail told
me that it was not safe to carry alcohol in an aluminum bottle. Has
anyone heard of this?

Thanks,? Pete Hanson / Flop"

>From what I have heard, alcohol can corrode aluminum, I don't know of any other problem. For short hikes, I often use Sigg aluminum bottles, but haven't noticed any problems. I started out on the PCT using a plastic bottle, but by the end I think I was just using the Heet bottle, with the screw on tops they work fine and pack easy in a side pocket.

Sugar Daddy


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