Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Little things...


Wee parcel of joy from across the pond (and North Sea) arrived today. A couple of these (turns a 0.5l Platy bottle into a great meths fuel tank), one of these (which I should have got in the winter...) and this stuff - Hydropel - foot salve of light weight, long distance champions.

4 comments:

Nielsen Brown said...

The Nalgene 48 oz is the ideal bottle size for the water needs for dinner and breakfast. I just wish Nalgene flexible canteens were more readily available in Europe.

Holdfast said...

Nielsen - I use Platypus bottles most of the year and find them fine but during winter the narrow openings have a tendency to freeze. I searched high and low for a European supplier of Nalgene's flexible Wide Mouth Canteens with no luck. I was over at BPL looking to order some Hydropel and stuck the Wide Mouth Canteen into the 'shopping basket' at the same time. I paid a premium for postage but sometimes it just has to be done.

Chris (i-cjw.com) said...

Oh man, not one but two great bits of kit I need to get. I make my own carb-gel, and at the moment I decant it into old Weider energy gel packets - but a platy with one of those spouts would be just awesome. And the wide-mouth flexible Nalgene? Looks like my pee-bottle woes will be gone next winter. Many thanks!!!

Holdfast said...

Chris - I love the outdoor blogging community's ability to highlight little things that other people are searching for, sometimes not even aware that such a thing exists. I have certainly discovered half a dozen such 'little things' from other people's blogs. Glad I could help.

The FireLite spouts are quite a fine nozzle so as long as your carb-gel isn't too thick then I think they would be perfect. I almost tried it out for you with some Maxim gel and my Platy 0.5l bottle but I'm not sure I can be bothered to clean it all up afterwards! On the subject of Platy bottles why oh why did Platypus stop making the Lil' Nipper. Discontinued before I managed to snag one.

The Nalgene Wide Mouth Flexible Canteen? Probably the greatest piss bottle in the world!