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.



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

  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.

  3. Looks pretty durable!

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

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

  6. 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!

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