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Where can I get a Nalgene bottle on STX?

 
letahl
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Where can I get a Nalgene bottle on STX?

Thanks in advance, you gorgeous humans, you.

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Topic starter Posted : December 11, 2007 1:26 pm
beachy
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best chance is the bike store or centipede

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Posted : December 11, 2007 2:42 pm
letahl
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Nah, they don't have them at either of those. I would've thought so too.

If anyone's seen them for sale on the island, def give a heads up where.

Thanks all!

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Topic starter Posted : December 11, 2007 6:46 pm
Alexandra
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if I had a clue what a "nalgene" bottle is, maybe I'd know if I'd seen one to tell you about!

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Posted : December 11, 2007 8:44 pm
Lizard
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Alexandra,
Google it, it's a water bottle different shape tops etc. You can order it online.

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Posted : December 11, 2007 8:49 pm
Juanita
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OK, I Googled it, and there were pictures of different sizes and shapes of bottles, but what is different or special about the nalgene bottle over the basic water bottles or Rubbermaid stuff you can get at Kmart?

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Posted : December 11, 2007 9:02 pm
Lizard
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I have no clue!

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Posted : December 11, 2007 9:07 pm
Juanita
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Thanks, Lizard. I'm glad it's not just me!

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Posted : December 11, 2007 9:14 pm
vshoppell
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Nalgene bottles have a bunch of different functions especially when camping. One of the best features is that they do not take on the scent of the beverage or food item that is held in them. They are virtually bomb-proof too. I almost ran one over with my car and it only suffered some scratches. Unfortunately, I have not seen them for sale here. I'm glad I brought ALL of mine with me 🙂

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Posted : December 11, 2007 10:07 pm
letahl
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In the same way that they do not take on the smell of the food or water put in them, they do not release little plasticy chemical bits when you put hot water in them (like all other plastic containers). Plus, they don't mold or mildew even if used it a lot and all the time. They are generally indestructible, and easy to use without stupid extra features. They are a great value.

Of COURSE I can order them online -- I wanted to buy one on island though! 🙂 My first reason would be that I try to support local merchants to the extent that they carry what I am looking for, even if its a little extra money. My second would be that I don't like to pay shipping on a $7 item, and I'll need to ship it Priority to get it here by Christmas, doubling the price of the item. Guess I'll suck it up and order one!

You really should give one a go. They're brilliant products.

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Topic starter Posted : December 12, 2007 11:45 am
Onika
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Thanks for the explanation; my curiosity was definitely peaked.

FYI, if you want it here by Xmas (guaranteed) I suggest you order it Express. Priority streches out to 10 business days at this time of year.

I learned my lesson last year! This time I ordered everything at the beginning of November.

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Posted : December 12, 2007 1:32 pm
letahl
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I went ahead and ordered from Nalgene's website, because they offer free shipping, and I figured whenever it comes, it comes. Them and CVS.com... love that free shipping!

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Topic starter Posted : December 12, 2007 4:16 pm
AllMashUp
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I'll second the bomb-proof, I've had my oldest Nalgene for ten years, its has been dropped off a 100 ft. vertical cliff in Alaska and gained it's first scratch. In Idaho a fellow camper drove over my backpack and dragged it few dozen feet down a gravel road, the Nalgene was packed next to my digital camera and the camera was unscathed as the tire pushed in the shoulder of the bottle into a permanent dimple. I own about six, collected from various students who have left them behind on trips. It's one of the few things that are actually made right and are made to last.

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Posted : December 13, 2007 2:36 am
letahl
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Just wanted to say that it took only a few days to receive the Nalgene which I ordered from their website http://www.nalgene-outdoor.com/

It was sent UPS, and not the slow kind either!

The s/o liked his so much that I sent one to my mom as a Christmas gift, and she, too, is in love.

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Topic starter Posted : January 9, 2008 11:34 am
Jules
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Just an FYI-- in the last few months issues have been raised about the safety of a certain compound in Nalgene. Such products have been pulled from store shelves in some areas. Excerpt about the possible dangers:

Bisphenol A is added to hard, clear polycarbonate plastics like those used in reusable water bottles and baby bottles, as well as the resins lining food cans and in some dental amalgams and sealants, said Aaron Freeman, policy and campaign director at Environmental Defence, an environmental advocacy group.

Research on lab animals has linked the chemical to changes to the genital tract, prostate enlargement, declined testosterone levels, pre-cancerous breast cells, prostate cancer, early puberty in females and hyperactivity.

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Posted : January 9, 2008 1:32 pm
letahl
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I'll save my comments on the food and drug industry, consumeristic addictions to fear, and the reactionary media, for another time.

In the meanwhile, here are links to helpful information:

http://www.nalgene-outdoor.com/technical/bpaInfo.html

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Topic starter Posted : January 9, 2008 2:24 pm
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