Tip of the Week: Ditch the Nalgene

Nalgenes and other hard sided water bottles are commonplace in the backpacking world, however lighter options can work just as well.  Many people nowadays choose to use water bladder bottles, which are great because of their light weight, and ability to compress down when not in use.  However, these bottles can be easily punctured with the tip of a trekking pole.  I like to use ordinary water bottles like gatorade bottles, as they are not as heavy as Nalgenes, but more durable than water bladders.