Saturday, February 12, 2011

My Review of MSR Fuel Bottle with CRP Cap - 20 fl. oz.

Originally submitted at REI

With a 20 fl. oz. fill capacity, this aluminum bottle stores and transports your fuel and is compatible with all MSR liquid-fuel stoves.


Great bottle

By Too-Poor-4-REI from Delavan, WI on 2/12/2011

 

5out of 5

Pros: Functional

Cons: Heavy

Best Uses: Motorbicycling, River

Describe Yourself: Casual/ Recreational

What Is Your Gear Style: Minimalist

Was this a gift?: No

I have the old non-child resistant version of this bottle. It works wonderfully for me because I don't like children very much.

They aren't kidding when they say not to use this with alcohol. When I bought this I meant to use it for "white gas". Later I made a pop-can alcohol stove and began storing alcohol in the bottle. The cap did not hold up to alcohol very well. It's still functional but I would not recommend using it for alcohol!

This bottle is a bit heavy to use for backpacking, in my opinion. I now carry my alcohol fuel in a PET bottle (plastic pop bottle).

Now I use this bottle to carry 20 ounces of gasoline when I'm riding my motorized bicycle. It acts as a "reserve tank". It works great. This thing it TOUGH! I have no worries about it leaking or breaking when I crash my bike.

(legalese)

11 comments:

  1. Motorized bicycle? Don't you mean motorcycle?

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  2. No... In Wisconsin we have another class of vehicle called a "motorbicycle". It's a regular peddle bike with a motor added to it. You don't need to register it, don't need a license plate, and you don't need lights or signals. It can't go over 30 MPH.

    I'll do a blog post on motobicycles.

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  3. I use one of these all the time, there great for water when your out and about.

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  4. looks like an essential. i'd drink from it.

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  5. Just to be clear everybody, this is a fuel bottle not a water bottle! I suppose you could drink from it, but it is intended to be used for petroleum distillates!

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  6. I assume you can just clip this onto the bike itself or just put it in a bag, real neat.

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