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Ali e
(barefootnavigator) - F

Locale: Outside
Dont wear your day clothes to bed-myth?" on 04/11/2009 13:58:33 MDT Print View

Would that be Brad for him or would he just have to cary more water treatment.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Dont wear your day clothes to bed-myth?" on 04/11/2009 14:15:21 MDT Print View

Ali way you look at it -- a pee bottle is worth its weight in gold -- esp. when it's pouring or snowing out there.

Richard Matthews
(food) - F

Locale: Colorado Rockies
Re: Re: Dont wear your day clothes to bed-myth?" on 04/11/2009 14:57:31 MDT Print View

Ben,

Was the astronaut drink named after you?

Maybe Tang = sugar?

Rick Cheehy
(kilgoretrout2317) - F

Locale: Virginia
Re: Re: the pee bottle on 04/11/2009 15:08:45 MDT Print View

I went to public school Ben, I know all about rhymes, trusut me! Why do you think I spend all my spare time in the backcountry wearing all my sweaty clothes to sleep and peeing in a bottle. Oh yes, Mike C., and wiping my butt with rocks.
But yea, sleep in your clothes and change your socks.

Edited by kilgoretrout2317 on 04/11/2009 15:09:51 MDT.

Mary D
(hikinggranny) - MLife

Locale: Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
Dont wear your day clothes to bed-myth? on 04/11/2009 15:34:47 MDT Print View

Being female, I don't have the option of the "pee bottle." And being elderly, I have to make several middle-of-the-night trips. So pardon me if I'm not altogether amused at "pee bottle" jokes--envy, I know!

A perhaps apocryphal story that made the rounds of the Colorado backcountry in the 1950's: A young couple was camping in the mountains on their honeymoon. Unfortunately, it rained and rained and rained--every day and every night. The young wife got sick and tired of going out in the rain every night, so she decided to take a coffee can to bed with her. In the middle of the night, her husband heard first, "tinkle tinkle tinkle" and then "!!@@##%%&&##!!!" The coffee can was upside down!

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: the pee bottle on 04/11/2009 15:35:58 MDT Print View

Rick, I trust you. :)

Good to know a fellow hiker with the good sense of using a pee bottle.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Dont wear your day clothes to bed-myth?" on 04/11/2009 15:37:48 MDT Print View

"Maybe Tang = sugar?"

Ah, I see you are a 'closet' Chinese expert! :)

Now tell me, why is Nalgene the perfect brand name for a pee bottle?

Edited by ben2world on 04/11/2009 15:55:01 MDT.

cary bertoncini
(cbert) - F

Locale: N. California
when i was learning chinese on 04/11/2009 15:40:13 MDT Print View

i immediately made that connection & wondered if there was a reason they chose that name, since the drink is mostly sugar

Rick Cheehy
(kilgoretrout2317) - F

Locale: Virginia
Re: when i was learning chinese on 04/11/2009 15:58:13 MDT Print View

Hey, Mary two words, Wide mouth. Just keep it right side up!

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Wide-mouth on 04/11/2009 16:00:44 MDT Print View

Cheeky!

Rick Cheehy
(kilgoretrout2317) - F

Locale: Virginia
Re: Re: Wide-mouth on 04/11/2009 19:17:28 MDT Print View

Yes, I am but your safe Ben. Cuz I know the Wu tang clan ain't nothing to mess with :)

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Wide-mouth on 04/11/2009 19:19:50 MDT Print View

You got it, Rick.

I'm still waiting for Richard Matthews -- our resident Chinese scholar -- to answer my question above why Nalgene is the best brand name for pee bottles.

Rick Cheehy
(kilgoretrout2317) - F

Locale: Virginia
Re: Re: Wide-mouth on 04/11/2009 19:26:48 MDT Print View

I'm gonna fall asleep tonight trying to figure that one out, I know it. I don't know any Chinese but there's a pun in there somewheres.

Ashley Brown
(ashleyb) - F
oops on 04/11/2009 19:35:50 MDT Print View

Oops. I wish I'd read Mike's advice more carefully. I've been peeing on rocks and wiping my butt with my drink bottle.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: oops on 04/11/2009 19:44:57 MDT Print View

Folks down under -- figures! :)

Rick Cheehy
(kilgoretrout2317) - F

Locale: Virginia
Re: oops on 04/11/2009 19:48:10 MDT Print View

No prob there, dual use is dual use!

Richard Matthews
(food) - F

Locale: Colorado Rockies
Re: Re: Wide-mouth on 04/12/2009 05:29:12 MDT Print View

I do not know Ben. I have a friend that is a "branding" expert. They have to do a lot of research to make sure a brand name does not have negative meanings in the worlds dominate languages.

The Tang branding is thought to be unintentional. Yes, I know that it was not formulated for NASA.

But, I would like know about Nalgene.

Mike Clelland
(mikeclelland) - MLife

Locale: The Tetons (via Idaho)
pee-bottle on 04/12/2009 09:12:08 MDT Print View

Whew - the pee bottle comment really got some attention.

I "usually" keep a separate pee-bottle for winter trips, just a plastic gaitor-aid bottle.

I use it as a water bottle early in the trip UNTIL the first filling late at night in the snow shelter.

I *have* on occation, rinced it out, and used it as a water bottle again. It's not a big deal.

I know a LOT of NOLS instructors (outdoor professionals) who do it all the time. I have gotten up early to start the stove, and then been handed a nalgene bottle full of urine plenty of times by a tent mate, and had him say: "Just rinse that out and fill it with coffee. Thanks."

Happy Easter.

Richard Matthews
(food) - F

Locale: Colorado Rockies
share a tent? on 04/12/2009 10:21:24 MDT Print View

Romance is the only reason to share a tent. Yuck.. that is just sick!!!!

Piper S.
(sbhikes) - F

Locale: Santa Barbara (Name: Diane)
Also a woman on 04/12/2009 10:51:23 MDT Print View

Yep, the pee bottle thing isn't all that helpful. You still have to get out of your bag and get upright somehow, so you may as well just go outside.

I once tried one of those Lady Js to try to even the score a bit. I learned a lot about the proper balance of inflow and outflow that fateful day.