Tips, Tricks and How-to's for fun, comfy and easy trips!

"Always be hydrating!" So says Larry the Lobster on SpongeBob, but it is true, and could save your life if you got lost or injured while hiking.

What makes a good water bottle?

  • It is reusable and durable
  • Easy to clean, wide opening lid
  • Lightweight
  • Insulated
  • PBA-free (PBA's are those nasty cancer-causing compounds added to some plastics (like many made in China) to make the plastic soft and pliable
  • Neck strap and or other attachment point (It is so nice to keep your hands free!)

Best water bottles

Stainless Steel insulated bottles

Insulated water bottles

  1. Iron Flask Sports Water Bottle - Comes in sizes from 14 oz to  64 oz, and it has 3 different lids (Straw Lid. flip and pushdown),It is vacuum insulated Stainless Steel, Double Walled. It comes in more than 2 dozen colors. It had over 75,000 reviews and 5 stars when I looked last!
  2. Hydro Cell Stainless Steel Water Bottle - Tens of thousands of reviews and a 5 star rating (Sept 2021) plus a decent price! Has both a Straw and a Wide Mouth Lid. Mulitple sizes, from 64oz down to 14oz). Keeps Liquids Hot or Cold with it's double-walled vacuum insulated construction.
  3. Sendestar Stainless Steel Water Bottle - Wide mouth makes it easy to clean, BPA-free, in Sizes 12oz, 24oz, 40oz or 64oz. It has a lid that simultaneously is a Straw Lid and a Spout Lid . Insulated, it keeps liquids hot or cold. It has a double wall vacuum.
  4. Collapsible water bottles, BPA-free

Plastic collapsible water bottles

  1. Nomader Collapsible Water Bottle - Leak Proof Twist Cap. BPA Free, one size: 22 oz. It is free of BPA, BPS, PVC, phthalates, lead, and latex
    VERSATILE - dishwasher safe; handles hot or cold drinks; freezable; collapsible; easy to refill and add ice cubes or fruit through wide mouth.
  2. Ououps Collapsible Water Bottle - It is BPA collapsible Free, Leak Proof. 25 oz (750ML) for Hot and Cold Drinks