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Offline twalls

thunder jug
« on: February 20, 2012, 08:50:59 pm »
I  used a foldable plastic Nalgene bottle for a tj in a liitle backyard campout a couple weeks ago.  It leaked a bit.  This is not a good thing.  Do you have a favorite? 100% reliable?  No joking around, now.

Offline waynemyer

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Re: thunder jug
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2012, 04:02:40 pm »
Wide-mouthed half-gallon fruit juice bottle. It doesn't collapse, but it cinches down tight and won't leak. Well, at least I have never had one leak on me. The convolutions on the bottle make for an easy grip and prevent it from rolling as easily as a normal bottle might.
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Offline jrswenberger

Re: thunder jug
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2012, 05:27:41 pm »
I  used a foldable plastic Nalgene bottle for a tj in a liitle backyard campout a couple weeks ago.  It leaked a bit.  This is not a good thing.  Do you have a favorite? 100% reliable?  No joking around, now.

Sorry to say I had to Google "thunder jug"...  :o
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Offline driftlessregion

Re: thunder jug
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2012, 11:36:17 pm »
Half gallon?!! Time to cut back on the evening beverages...

Offline johnsondasw

Re: thunder jug
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2012, 12:27:46 am »


Sorry to say I had to Google "thunder jug"...  :o

So...save the rest of us the trouble...what the heck is a thunder jug?
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Re: thunder jug
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2012, 07:44:54 am »
Half gallon?!! Time to cut back on the evening beverages...
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That's not for the volume, it's for the wide mouth. Maybe there are quart containers with a wide mouth, but at the time I never came across one.
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Re: thunder jug
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2012, 07:35:49 pm »

That's not for the volume, it's for the wide mouth. Maybe there are quart containers with a wide mouth, but at the time I never came across one.

Now your just braggin'   ::)

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Re: thunder jug
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2012, 10:35:46 am »
That's not for the volume, it's for the wide mouth. Maybe there are quart containers with a wide mouth, but at the time I never came across one.
Now your just braggin'   ::)
Nah, it's just the bad aim in the middle of the night.
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Offline tonythomson

Re: thunder jug
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2012, 07:08:53 am »
Is this going to be cyclist version of a "truckers bomb" bet you can't use it on the go like them there truckers.  Actually always amazed me how they can use coke bottle! No I don't really want to know thank you. 
I use an old water bottle making sure it's not kept at night with the others, 'cos I agree at my age getting up and out of the tent 2/3 times a night is a pain. 
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Offline bogiesan

Re: thunder jug
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2012, 08:17:41 am »
I  used a foldable plastic Nalgene bottle for a tj in a liitle backyard campout a couple weeks ago.  It leaked a bit.  This is not a good thing.  Do you have a favorite? 100% reliable?  No joking around, now.

Cannot imagine why you would even consider anything except the most secure and carefully color-coded bottle you could find. Foldable? That's just silly. Mountianeers and winter campers have been doing this for decades: standard Nalgene wide mouth liter wrapped with fluorescent yellow relfector tape augmented with skull and crossbones stickers or those little cartoon peeing boys.
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Offline twalls

Re: thunder jug
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2012, 11:25:54 am »
Foldable because after emptying and cleaning in the AM, it is easily compactable.  Stores away easily. No big lump taking up a lot of space. 

Offline PeteJack

Re: thunder jug
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2012, 02:17:45 pm »
As the years go by I'm getting to thinking I will have one of these on my next tour.

Offline tonythomson

Re: thunder jug
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2012, 04:09:37 am »
"As the years go by I'm getting to thinking I will have one of these on my next tour."

Yep know the feeling well.  :-\
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