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[pct-l] RE: Leaking Bottles

At 12:41 PM 9/22/98 -0400, you wrote:
>I've never trusted the bottles with flip tops in my pack.  Maybe I'm
>paranoid, but I keep thinking of the mess that even a few ounces of oil
>would make.  When I've carried oil, I've always used a (several ounce)
>Nalgene style screw top bottle (I got mine from a laboratory supply store,
>but I've seen them at EMS recently).  The trick is to get one with the
>little ridge around the top that makes a firm, leak proof, seal.  I then
>keep the bottle in a Ziploc freezer bag, and that gets bagged with the rest
>of my food.

        Ya know, I've had various kinds of containers leak in my pack.  I'm
convinced it's due in large part to the fact that you pack it up at home,
then drive to the mountains where the pressure differential forces it
out......so I bag my bottles too...

Kevin Corcoran
Palmdale CA

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