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Welcome to Courage + Kindness, the official journal of Adventure Please Co. where we bring you outdoor tips and stories of adventure. Spark Courage. Spread Kindness.
By now you’ve likely heard a million times over about the dangers of drinking from plastic containers, and the last few years there’s been a shift in the popularity of inexpensive, clear, synthetic containers to stainless steel canteens. If you’ve been on the fence about switching from artificial water bottles to something slightly more hefty and practical, here are a few reasons why you should make the change now.
The best stainless steel canteens are not only completely BPA free, they keep hot liquids hot and cold liquids cold for extended periods of time—a valuable feature if you’ve ever been on a long hunt and craved a chilled drink at the end, only to realize the sun baked the water inside your plastic bottle.
While the cost of some stainless steel bottles and mugs dissuades some people from buying one of their own, remember they are reusable, and if properly cared for, have a seemingly never-ending shelf life. They’re also dishwasher safe and a great gift idea if you know someone that needs to make the switch from plastic.
In addition to their insulating properties and reusability, most stainless steel containers are bombproof. The lids seal tight and keep the contents from spilling, and because they’re constructed from one of the lightest and toughest metals possible, it won’t break or explode (like a plastic bottle) if accidentally knocked over or dropped.
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