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    Question Nasty Tasting Nalgene Bottle Fix???

    OK, so I bought 2 Nalgene #4 bottles at Gander Mountain and I find the water put inside tastes like plastic extremely fast. Can I get the taste out without resorting to flavoring the water with Gatorade or using other bottles? Thanks!

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    I bleached all of mine. It helps. Nothing helps as much as Gatorade.

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    dont' let your water get hot in the sun....it makes it taste worse
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    Try soaking the bottles overnight with a mixture of vanilla and water.

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    Default Ditch those bottles fellas

    The particular plastic those and many other shatter resistant bottles are made with plastic containing bisphenol-A. It's basically synthetic estrogen that has been proven to leach out into a containers contents.

    There is a ton of information available on the subject. Here is a link to start.

    http://www.leas.ca/on-the-trail-of-w...tle-toxins.htm

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    My wife says I'm easier to get along with after a few days of living out of Nalgene bottles. I've noticed that our cycles run similarly as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phish Finder View Post
    My wife says I'm easier to get along with after a few days of living out of Nalgene bottles. I've noticed that our cycles run similarly as well
    That must be why my wife kept bringing me beer in my nalgene bottle when she wanted to watch those Twilight movies.

    I think if you toss those bottles in the dishwasher it will solve the plastic taste problem.

    I also think that most of the new bottles are all BPA free.

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    I had the same problem. I dealt with it by tossing the bottle and using a pair of those 1-L collapsable bottles instead, the kind with a wide mouth. It doesn't weigh as much and squishes flat in my pack once it's empty. I don't remember if it's Nalgene or Platypus brand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MidnightSunRebel View Post
    The particular plastic those and many other shatter resistant bottles are made with plastic containing bisphenol-A. It's basically synthetic estrogen that has been proven to leach out into a containers contents.

    There is a ton of information available on the subject. Here is a link to start.

    http://www.leas.ca/on-the-trail-of-w...tle-toxins.htm
    And any Nalgene you by these days is "BPA Free"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MidnightSunRebel View Post
    The particular plastic those and many other shatter resistant bottles are made with plastic containing bisphenol-A.
    WRONG!!!

    The #4 bottles are just fine. They are made of LDPE, which is why they taste like plastic. There is no BPA in #4 plastic bottles. If you don't want the plastic taste, try a different version such as the #5 polypropelene, which also don't have BPA in them.

    The whole BPA deal is yet another way overblown, nearly non-issue. BPA has no discernable effect on adults. And the BPA isn't a problem unless you heat up the plastic. So if you have any of the old bottles, just don't use them with warm or hot liquids and never wash them in a dishwasher. Disinfect them with luke warm 10% bleach solution and rinse well with cold water. No plastic taste. No "toxins" released.
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    Add 1/4 cup (3 Tbsp) baking soda, fill with cool water and let soak for a few hours or overnight generally does the trick for deoderizing my plastic bottles.

    I also store mine with the caps off
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