UL 4 oz bottles?
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ERIC PAYNE
(vaporjourney)

Locale: Greater Gila
UL 4 oz bottles? on 03/13/2008 15:42:06 MDT Print View

Any ideas for a UL 4 oz bottle to store olive oil in while hiking? I've got some 8 oz Dasani bottles that are nearly good enough, but I'd prefer something smaller. I've considered an old container that used to hold spices like Oregano, but don't really trust the few threads that hold the cap on. The 4 oz nalgene bottles everywhere seem too thick and overkill (plus I don't want to drive 30 min to REI for a bottle!).

Ryan Teale
(monstertruck) - F

Locale: Almost Yosemite
UL 4 oz bottles on 03/13/2008 17:09:40 MDT Print View

Maybe keep an eye out in the grocery store or pharmacy. There may be something you use frequently such as mouthwash or soap or shampoo that comes in the size bottle you are looking for. I find for carrying olive oil it is nice to have a folding spout built into the cap. I would think using a water bottle (or similar) and unscrewing the cap to pour the olive oil would leave me with a sticky, oily bottle to deal with.

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: UL 4 oz bottles? on 03/13/2008 21:24:51 MDT Print View

Eric, my husband posted this article on TrailDivas:
http://www.traildivas.com/diy/make-your-bottles-leak-resistant.html

Really easy to do :-) (Well, if you have the tape!)

I use a 4 ounce hard side clear Lexan bottle I got at REI a long time ago to haul my oil, but when it dies I will just go to using the small 4 ounce "accessory and fuel" bottles I sell. With the tape on them they work like a charm for sunblock.

Victor Karpenko
(Viktor) - MLife

Locale: Northern California
rum runner flask on 03/13/2008 22:19:15 MDT Print View

These should work for you. The flasks are flexible and can fit just about any available space in your pack.

http://www.rumrunnerflasks.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=15

todd harper
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: Sunshine State
Re: UL 4 oz bottles? on 03/14/2008 07:44:06 MDT Print View

I use a 4oz cough/cold med bottle for kids. Hasn't leaked yet!!!!

Joshua Mitchell
(jdmitch) - F

Locale: Kansas
UL 4 oz bottles on 03/14/2008 08:43:27 MDT Print View

Sarah,

I presume you're talking about these: Clear Square Containers? I'm partial to these: HDPE Screw-Top Bottles.

Also, if you order direct from Nalgene I believe you get free shipping (so don't have to drive to REI).

Victor,

Those rumrunners are interesting. Is there anything functional about the spout being on the corner beyond 'it's different / cool'?

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: UL 4 oz bottles on 03/14/2008 09:15:25 MDT Print View

Joshua, that is the square bottle I use.
I do still carry it in a snack sized bag just in case it ever leaks ;-)

Joshua Mitchell
(jdmitch) - F

Locale: Kansas
Re: Re: UL 4 oz bottles on 03/14/2008 09:55:59 MDT Print View

"I do still carry it in a snack sized bag just in case it ever leaks ;-)"

Tell me you have at least SOMETHING else in that bag... Nalgene's don't leak and carrying an extra, what, 1/10th of an ounce(?) is HERESY!!!! ;)

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: UL 4 oz bottles on 03/14/2008 18:45:52 MDT Print View

Yes sir ;-) Of course said Chefette also is known for dribbling the olive oil down the side of the Lexan bottle ;-) Free hand moisturizing as I put the lid back on...lol!