You stink, Nalgene!
Display Avatars Sort By:
Samuel Kau
(Skau)

Locale: Southern California
This if just really funny... on 04/01/2012 21:40:53 MDT Print View

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this thread especially about the synapses firing erratically comment!! Thanks!

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Oh my, the content of BPL is spiraling down the drain on 04/01/2012 21:44:31 MDT Print View

Let us not judge BPL by the forum content. Anyone can post.

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Re: ^^^^^^^^^ on 04/01/2012 21:45:35 MDT Print View

...."Too bad its not April Fools."


Actually, I bet it is April Fools, but still a bit much.

Andy F
(AndyF) - M

Locale: Midwest/Midatlantic
BPA on 04/02/2012 08:42:15 MDT Print View

Oh no! The BPA is really getting to us and affecting our mind!

Who would have thought that a synthetic hormone would make us so hormonal?

Edited by AndyF on 04/02/2012 08:42:49 MDT.

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: BPA on 04/02/2012 17:30:06 MDT Print View

"Oh no! The BPA is really getting to us and affecting our mind!"

Now you've got me wondering whether, for those of us who foreswear the use of Nalgene, it's actually a steady diet of BPL that affecting our hormonal balance. :(

Eric Dysart
(ewdysar) - F

Locale: SoCal
Re: Re: ^^^^^^^^^ on 04/02/2012 18:06:50 MDT Print View

I'm with Kat. I read this as an April Fools. Have you noticed that April Fools hasn't really translated very well to the internet? A rare few have done it well, but stuff like this just falls flat.

Jeff Twerdun
(westcoasthiker) - MLife

Locale: Vancouver Island Canada
"You stink, Nalgene!" on 04/02/2012 20:14:59 MDT Print View

Gregory, you remind me of a guy i worked with a couple of years ago in construction..... he, at some point in his life, cut off 2 of his fingers(being careless,his own fault) and got a hold of Watson glove company, and informed them that if they did not custom make him some gloves, that if the standard gloves they sold got him into some kind of other accident, that he was going to sue. I thought that this was one of the most bizzare things i had heard. To my suprise, Watson, sent him a letter stating that they needed a "pattern" for his messed up hand, he traced the hand out(all 2 fingers and thumb) and sent it back to them. A month latter, the guy received a CASE of custom gloves,along with a letter stating anytime he needed more to contact them(free gloves for life)! Point is, Greg, stranger things have happened!

Nathan Watts
(7sport) - MLife
Re: "You stink, Nalgene!" on 04/02/2012 21:39:55 MDT Print View

So Jeff, did he go on to complain about how long it took them to deliver his gloves or perhaps that they were the wrong color? Makes me sick. People like that lose out in the end though, or at least that's what I believe.

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Personal accountability on 04/02/2012 22:19:07 MDT Print View

So few have it.

It's always someone else's fault or problem, isn't it?

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
You stink, Nalgene! on 04/02/2012 23:49:36 MDT Print View

April fools
I don't think so....
If you read my first comment it should be obvious that I tried to lighten up the thread and give the OP a way out.
He chose the other way and started to insult others on a few different posts.
That has absolutely nothing to do with the spirit of April Fool...
Franco

Dirk Rabdau
(dirk9827) - F

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: You stink, Nalgene! on 04/03/2012 00:37:50 MDT Print View

I have no idea of what to make of his outburst. I will give him credit for one thing - while it is easy to maintain some anonymity on message boards, he makes no effort to do so. He links his profile to his domain, which is also registered to the same name with an address and phone number. So I hope it is a joke - albeit one in poor taste - rather than standard operating procedure.

Gregory Petliski
(gregpphoto) - F
Reflection on 04/29/2012 22:55:24 MDT Print View

I have not come to this website since my last anger filled post, for which I really don't apologize because I feel many of you are hypocritical, for one, especially in regards to my garbage wars post. However, I have thought about it, and heres my take: I am a photographer. If I sell someone a print, that print is going to last well beyond the life of the person buying it. And if it doesn't, I'm going to apologize to them profusely and replace it at no charge. So thats where I'm coming from. I expect products that are billed as near indestructable to be just that, and if they are food grade items, to be safe to consume and/or consume from. If BPA is even remotely linked to being a carcinogen, I feel its Nalgenes duty to replace ALL bottles that contain it. Its their fault for using it in the first place. Remember, their original style bottles, made from HPDE, are BPA free. It is the newer colored bottles that had BPA, so its something that Nalgene decided to add in addition to their non-BPA bottles. I call BS. To go back to my photographic example, if the print I sell or the frame I use happens to be acidic and the print yellows, thats MY fault and MY responsibility to rectify it. Its too bad major businesses these days can get away with such standards of practice.

Thats my 2c.

"I have no idea of what to make of his outburst. I will give him credit for one thing - while it is easy to maintain some anonymity on message boards, he makes no effort to do so. He links his profile to his domain, which is also registered to the same name with an address and phone number. So I hope it is a joke - albeit one in poor taste - rather than standard operating procedure."

I'm an Italian from Queens. That should explain things.

Edited by gregpphoto on 04/29/2012 23:00:28 MDT.

Rakesh Malik
(Tamerlin)

Locale: Cascadia
Re: re on 04/29/2012 23:18:51 MDT Print View

"So the consensus here is that Im being a cry baby, is that it?"

They're being exceptionally kind. While it's actually true that BPA is bad for you, it's also true that most people have had their Nalgene bottles replaced. I received a recall notice several years ago, and replaced my Nalgene bottle with a BPA-free Nalgene bottle. If you're only now figuring this BPA thing out, you have other problems.

Rakesh Malik
(Tamerlin)

Locale: Cascadia
Re: Reflection on 04/29/2012 23:24:40 MDT Print View

"I'm an Italian from Queens. That should explain things."

Are you trying to insult the Italians, or the people from Queens?

Dean F.
(acrosome) - MLife

Locale: Back in the Front Range
Self-deprecation on 04/30/2012 09:29:34 MDT Print View

Oh, give him a LITTLE credit for engaging in some self-deprecation. That's at least an improvement over deprecating everyone else...

And, I'd like to point out that not very long ago I was attacked when I called someone unreasonable for complaining that MLD wouldn't replace a backpack that they had MODIFIED- the implication being that I was wrong and MLD should replace the pack. The argument was that MLD had sent the wrong-sized pack and it wasn't the buyer's fault that he didn't try it on before modifying it.

Now everyone is jumping all over Greg for wanting his (arguably unsafe) Nalgenes replaced. Wuh?

Don't get me wrong- I think Greg is being mildly unreasonable, too. As well as one of the most abrasive BPLers I've seen. Very entertaining thread, though. :)

greg jenkins
(OCPik4chu) - F

Locale: CO, Rockies
Re: Self-deprecation on 04/30/2012 10:25:37 MDT Print View

@Dean,

No, he is being jumped on for purchasing BPA ridden nalgenes AFTER the date of the recall and blaming the company for not replacing them. Thus making him a complete Hypocrite as I read it

He is also being jumped on for insulting people on this board and being in general extremely rude for being called out on the aforementioned issue.

There is no legit explanation or justification for his behavior.

And per your comment I do not remember the post you are referring to but it was the buyer's fault for not trying on the pack before buying it and then modifying it instead of returning it is just plain idiotic. Guess some people's opinions have changed but mine sure havent. I wish people would take responsibility for their own actions, we would be doing much better if they would.

Nalgene is an excellent company and (if you are civil) takes care of almost anything you ask them for. They have replaced several bottles for myself and others that have been damaged or broken even if we admit it to being our fault (accidentally dropping a full bottle off a cliff for example) They mean lifetime warranty when they say it...

Scott Simcox
(Simco) - F

Locale: Nashville
Re: Reflection on 04/30/2012 10:32:06 MDT Print View

Unstable people are one of the best things about the internet.

Gregory Petliski
(gregpphoto) - F
re on 04/30/2012 13:02:13 MDT Print View

I do not wish to reignite this, but I feel I must assert how incorrect you are, Greg Jenkins. You say I was being jumped on because insulted people on the board. Tell me then, why was the very first post in reply to my topic this one:

"Well did you ever stop and think how long you have had those bottles? Do you not feel that they have given good service and are still functional, giving their moneys worth? How long do you think they should last? How much BPA do you think those bottles have already put into your system? Any negative results that you are aware of? Is $10 worth all the angst?"

If you read my initial post, you will find not one insulting remark. Yet I was immediately met with the attitude best exemplified by the post above. But what you said at the end darn near makes my blood boil.

"They have replaced several bottles for myself and others that have been damaged or broken even if we admit it to being our fault (accidentally dropping a full bottle off a cliff for example) They mean lifetime warranty when they say it..."

SO.. on one hand, I'm unreasonable for wanting a replacement for a MANUFACTURING DEFECT, yet when you admitted to breaking one yourself, that warrants a replacement????? Are you off your rocker?? I had to reread what you said to make sure I wasn't seeing things. Suspected defects are a no go, but if you break it yourself, its ok!

Edited by gregpphoto on 04/30/2012 13:09:41 MDT.

Rakesh Malik
(Tamerlin)

Locale: Cascadia
Re: re on 04/30/2012 13:21:22 MDT Print View

"SO.. on one hand, I'm unreasonable for wanting a replacement for a MANUFACTURING DEFECT, yet when you admitted to breaking one yourself, that warrants a replacement????? Are you off your rocker?? I had to reread what you said to make sure I wasn't seeing things. Suspected defects are a no go, but if you break it yourself, its ok!"

Reality check time:
1) a lot of your posts were moderated, so obviously you've been the offender quite often here
2) it's not a manufacturing defect, it's a widespread industrial blunder (yes, the health effects of BPA are real)
3) Nalgene recalled their bottles due to the BPA thing in 2007 or early 2008, and offered free replacements (I got mine replaced)

David Maxwell
(DavidMaxwell)

Locale: eastern, tn
re re on 04/30/2012 15:58:42 MDT Print View

I'm save'n my and still useing them. Hopefully someday they will be a collectors item .. Then I'll be in the big bucks .. haha