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Gunhippie
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I'm sorry. If you need 8 oz of water, you're not thirsty. More packaging, less less water. A somewhat crippled friend of mine stepped on this as he got into his pick-up last night and needed two stitches in his cheek. There were another half-dozen scattered about the parking lot.

Aside from the utter stoopidity of buying a tiny bottle of water, this stuff is from Ontario, CA, which is just outside of LA. Meaning, from a place which has no water and has to import it from half a state away.

Does anything make sense anymore? Aside form our little hobby, that is.

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zialantern
In the construction industry when we went to plastic bottles instead of the 5 gallon water coolers that served us well, it made me sick to my stomach. Now instead of 4oz biodegradable cone cups, there’s 16oz nondegradeable plastic everywhere. 
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Mike
Fill a water bottle a quarter full with oil and that's how much oil it takes to make the bottle..that's now holdng the water you're paying 2000% more to drink than tap water. We live in foolish times of lazy waste.

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Donnellym
I have to agree that it makes no sense. I am lucky to have good tap water to drink but I like my water cold so I use a water bottle kept in the fridge. Always full of cold delicious water for after I’ve been drinking some other things!  I’ll not name it but I bought this bottle for about 7$ and have been using it for years. 

Oh and it holds a LOT more than 8oz
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Past Tents
I’m sorry to say my tap water at home is disgusting so we do use bottled water. I do use tap water for all cooking and coffee making though. 
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Gunhippie
For what you'd save by not buying single-serving disposible water bottles for a couple of years, you could plumb in a whole-house reverse-osmosis (what the bottler of the water above claim to use) system, and have probably over-pure drinking water. RO water is absolutely flavorless and has little or no dissolved solids, which isn't the best thing to be drinking. That's why I stick to beer: heat-pasteurized and lots of electrolytes!

It's interesting that the a consequence of the current fad in keeping sodden with water (what hipsters call "hydrated") is the rise in a condition called hyponatremia, a dangerously low level of blood electrolytes. This condition was largely unknown outside of some of the hottest parts of the world until recently. Yep, you can drink too much water!

But, back to my buddy getting his face laid open: If you're too lazy to put your empty water bottle in the trashcan that's fifteen feet away, why did you bother to put the lid back on, making it into a deadly trip hazard? I've stepped on one of these while walking in the dark, and it's an instant trip to the ground.
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JimL
Past Tents wrote:
I’m sorry to say my tap water at home is disgusting so we do use bottled water. I do use tap water for all cooking and coffee making though. 


I'm not a fan of my tap water either.  I double filter with two Brita pitchers and the difference is amazing.  I think it's got a better taste than bottled water.   When it comes to bottled water, check your label. They aren't all just 'water'. 

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hikerduane
When I first started working in a convenience store, we only sold Perrier and little of it. 10 to 12 years later, bottled water was maybe the third leading category behind beer and sodas.  I have well water, shake my  head over so many people  buying  bottled water and the plastic waste it generates.
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offrink
At least you guys aren’t like Michigan. We have perfect clean drinking water, from the tap, then have companies like nestle pump millions of gallons of water a day to ship it far away, never to return. They have dewatered neighborhoods and farms forcing them to drill new wells or leave. Let keep the water at least in the watershed and keep the pumping down. 
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Whitegas Extraordinaire
Was in northern Quebec about twelve years ago on a fly in fishing adventure. Small plane needed three trips to bring in our gear. Unfortunately we had to wait three days for the bulk of our water and beer to arrive.
good news was my friend brought his water filter as we did not want beaver fever. We filtered water daily until our bottled water arrived.
we each took one sip and declared this bottled water tastes like shiatsu!
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NYGfan
I live close to where the bottle Timm posted is from. I won’t drink the water. One of the most toxic sites in the US (Stringfellow) is not far away.
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zeke79
Raised a kid lately?  Fits in a small lunch pail for snack time and one for lunch. My kid gets 3 bathroom passes per quarter outside of time between classes. These allow a snack and drink without using a bathroom pass.

Dont blame a product for another issue which was littering. 
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offrink
Yes I am raising 2 little kids. They get reusable water bottles that keeps cold 12 hours inside an insulated reusable lunch box. They drink tap water that has minerals that you see when the ice melts. Many out of towners (surprisingly they are west coasters) say it’s the best they have had in a long time. 
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Congrats. Only sealed bottles allowed here at school.
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Weirdnerd
At home we got some stainless steel double wall bottles maybe seven years ago?...that's what we use...no bottled water unless we don't have the flasks. I have become very aware of plastics and miss the old days where most of "disposables" were made of waxed paper, no plastic or styrofoam.

On a sad note, Just read an article of the guy that went into the Marianas trench and down there was plastic bags and candy wrappers...no joke.  

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offrink wrote:
Yes I am raising 2 little kids. They get reusable water bottles that keeps cold 12 hours inside an insulated reusable lunch box. They drink tap water that has minerals that you see when the ice melts. Many out of towners (surprisingly they are west coasters) say it’s the best they have had in a long time. 


Yes! This is the solution if you want water. Plus, keep your bottle clean and you won't get the general bacteria population supplied free in your bottled water.

zeke79 wrote:
Congrats. Only sealed bottles allowed here at school.


Curious--why do they only allow sealed bottles?

Mike.
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Chucker
Been using whole house, faucet, or under the counter water filter's since the 80's. 

Water bottle goes in the Jeep whenever I head out. Just can't justify the bottled stuff.
Chuck
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Rhubarb
The nalgene goes with me everywhere I go, I also keep a gallon jug (you guess the brand) full in the back of the work truck.  I have to give credit to the marketing wizards that came up with bottled water.
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azmike
Deep well water is what me and mine grew up on, just fine, tasty water! Pumping from 250' with static level around 100'.
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scl
i reuse those bottles over and over and over, just keep filling with tap water. i have a bunch in each of my cars and it drives my friend nuts and they tell me to get rid of them but its good to have a supply of water when you need it. i have the bigger ones by the way.
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zoomkat
You have to be careful about the water you drink...

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fuel brained
I have been using a whole house filter for 10yrs on my mobile home. I replace filters as needed with a 4 micron size limit on the filter.
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Flyboyfwa
zoomkat wrote:
You have to be careful about the water you drink...

I was thinking the same thing. Dr. Strangelove😄
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michiganphil
I think it's funny how people will only drink bottled water because it's "pure".
We do a lot of industrial piping at work, mainly stainless food and pharmaceutical piping. We do work for a large bottling company all around the country. They take "natural spring" water and run it through RO, then disinfect with UV. The water is now 100% pure with no other minerals= no taste. Since their product is now flavorless, they add minerals back into it to get the flavor profile that they want. 

If people just drank from the well in the first place, think of all the processing cost, trucking, plastic, etc. that could be saved.

Another point of interest: Look at the back of many bottled water companies. If it is labeled "purified water" or "distilled water", it is often purified municipal waste water. A large city on the East side of MI (whose residents think the water is undrinkable) bottles and distributes its municipal waste water as "purified drinking water". I have a degree in Civil Engineering and know full well that what goes through the waste stream is treated and safe, but if the people of that city don't want to drink it, why do snowflakes around the country buy it like crazy? (or even buy it, and then donate it by the truckload back to the residents of the original source)

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242burner
I was at the Coleman outlet in Branson and bought those two dollar jugs.  Ice and tap water.  
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We are fortunate to have very good water here. We almost never by bottled water and fill up before we leave home:

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"In Switzerland, more than a third of the water extracted from the soil can be drunk untreated."
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kb0hae
Bottled water is a huge scam!  If I remember correctly Pepsico started it.  I remember the ads saying how much better the bottled water was for you than tap water...when most bottled water IS tap water!  And much of it is not filtered I have read.  I use a 1 liter Sodastream bottle.  I still have the Sodastream, but don't use it because it costs more than buying 2 liter bottles of soda.  I use the bottle for Crystal Lite or water.  I have a long bottle brush to clean it with (about once a week).  I like using the bottle because it is hard to spill when you only take the cap off to drink.

BTW by doctor's orders I drink 3-4 liters a day.  I have end stage kidney failure, so not sure how much anyone else should drink...probably a good idea to ask your doctor next time you visit.
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Gunhippie
I've lived in places with excellent drinking water--like where I live now, places with horrible drinking water, and places with no drinking water. I think I've purchased bottled water once when I forgot to fill my water jug in the Van and had to get something in a small town.

Fun fact: In their first year at Plymouth Rock, the pilgrims nearly died of thirst--among other things--because, while surrounded by pristine water sources, they didn't drink water. Water in ol' Europe at the time was pretty much deadly due to sewage contamination, so beer (small beer) was considered to be the only safe potable, as the wort is boiled long enough to pasteurize it (not that they knew that, as Pasteur hadn't been born yet). The pilgrims forgot to bring a brewer, just as they forgot to bring a carpenter, farmer, etc, so when the beer they brought ran out, things got grim.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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MikeSchumacher
"The Great Bear Spring Company in Teterboro, N.J., for instance, markets a "salt and chemical-free de-mineralized water" that is merely drawn from municipal water supplies in Philadelphia and purified." I used to tell co-workers that water was originally their side line, that the Great Bear Spring company serviced leaf springs under heavy trucks. If you've been to Teterboro, NJ, that might not be a stretch, the entire town is an airport and related services anymore.  Nalgene, tap water and maybe a trip through the Brita or carbon filter for taste. 
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curtludwig
I've got a Nalgene bottle now that I bought when I was in college more than 20 years ago. It was made in the USA and has been all across the world with me, north and south America and Asia, by the end of the month it will have been to Europe too. It'd be interesting to know the amount I haven't spent on bottled water because of it.

We put a "Multi-Pure" filter spout on our sink as our tap water gets a funk after it sits awhile. I replace the filter every 18 months or so, much cheaper and easier than bottled water.
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