Hauling a pack that's too heavy is the quickest way to ruin a backcountry adventure. In order to shed excess weight, people usually throw out small insignificant items such as a camp cup or extra dishes, but one thing that is usually overlooked is your water bottle.
The wide mouth Nalgene Bottle is probably the most iconic and widely used piece of backpacking equipment in existence. Weighing in at 6.2 ounces when empty though, it adds some unnecessary weight to your pack. Try switching to one of these simple, lighter alternatives:
1 Liter Survivor Filter Collapsible Canteens - 1.3 ounces - $11.95 for 2
Smart Water Bottles - 1.3 Ounces - Bonus: You can purchase these pretty much anywhere.
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