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Old 04-21-2011, 02:18 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Come to think of it, I have never bought little plastic bottles of drinking water.
...yeah, my "water bottle" was a metal canteen (stamped USN), carried in a dark green canvas cover.

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Old 04-21-2011, 02:40 PM   #12 (permalink)
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...yeah, my "water bottle" was a metal canteen (stamped USN), carried in a dark green canvas cover.
same here. i buy powerade and canned soda all the time. all those bottles and cans get tossed into their respective totes and once the totes are full i toss them in the back of the jeep and head to the recyclers, with that money i buy my ecomodding stuff (mostly coroplast, which i verified with my local dealer is 75% post consumer recycled already) so i kill 2 (or 3, depending on how you look at it) birds with one stone.
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Old 04-22-2011, 12:28 PM   #13 (permalink)
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...yeah, my "water bottle" was a metal canteen (stamped USN), carried in a dark green canvas cover.
But the 1-2 liter size plastic water (or soda) bottles are far better canteens for hiking than canteens. They're free, weigh almost nothing, and last for years.
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:43 PM   #14 (permalink)
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They refilled pens with ink, instead of buying a new pen
Fountain pens rock! They write so much smoother than roller balls.

I should really look into the whole reusable razer thing.
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Fountain pens rock! They write so much smoother than roller balls.
Fountain pens? Is that some sort of new input technology? It'll never replace the keyboard :-)
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Come to think of it, I have never bought little plastic bottles of drinking water.
Neither have I, but I have 2-3 of them in my toilet tank to lower the amount of water it uses. The last bottle I put in there was found in the woods, next to a trail.
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Fountain pens? Is that some sort of new input technology? It'll never replace the keyboard :-)
But a fountain pen is so much more versatile than a keyboard. The older style lever fill fountain pens that you refilled from an inkwell could do double duty as a squirt gun and was employed such as a common school yard prank. Also the variable width ink trace produced when writing with a fountain pen is so much classier than constant width track left by a ballpoint pen.
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But the 1-2 liter size plastic water (or soda) bottles are far better canteens for hiking than canteens. They're free, weigh almost nothing, and last for years.
But they leave a plastic taste (bisphenol-a?) in the water, especially when they have been left sitting in the sun for awhile. Metal leaves a bit of a taste in the water as well, but not as bad. I prefer to use glass for water containers, it doesn't taint the water left in it.
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...glass containers seldom "last" very long under combat conditions.
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Also the variable width ink trace produced when writing with a fountain pen...
So this is something to do with font selection? Sorry, but I'll stick with good old Times Roman and friends :-)

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