Personal note: new water bottle!


It is neither particularly Anglophilic, nor particularly Anglican, but I have a “real” water bottle again, after years of making do with reused juice bottles (reduce, reuse, recycle…). Visited REI Outdoors in Columbia yesterday, and splurged a bit to purchase this one.

It celebrates both the Appalachian Trailthe longest hiking-only footpath in the world, running some 2200 miles, from Maine to Georgia – and the 50th Anniversary (2018) of the National Trails System Act; a portion of the proceeds (5%) go to support our National Scenic Trails, so I can use that to help justify the purchase!

Pictured with my digital indoor-outdoor thermometer (the “outdoor” portion of which isn’t working again, darn it!) and an assortment of pocketknives.

Side note: I was a bit disappointed that I didn’t notice until just now that REI was sponsoring a hike at Catoctin Mountain Park (just across Route 77 from Cunningham Falls State Park, where I used to work, and a beautiful area of the state) today… until I saw that it had been canceled! So now I don’t need to be disappointed. I do need to get out to that area again, and do some hiking, though!

Author: The Anglophilic Anglican

I am an ordained Anglican clergyman, published writer, former op-ed columnist, and experienced outdoor and informal educator. I am also a traditionalist: religiously, philosophically, politically, and socially. I seek to do my bit to promote and restore the Good, the True, and the Beautiful, in a world which has too-often lost touch with all three, and to help re-weave the connections between God, Nature, and humankind which our techno-industrial civilization has strained and broken.

4 thoughts on “Personal note: new water bottle!”

  1. I’ve sworn off any sort of plastic water bottle. Despite all of their assurances about it being completely safe, I still don’t like the taste of water kept in a plastic bottle. I’ve gone to stainless steel only, and I’ve got more of them than I can justify, but it’s always good to have a couple tucked away here and there.

    Would it be considered unjustified bragging to say that my collection of pocket knives (that sit on a shelf gathering dust) is larger? OK, then I won’t. 😉

    It’s nice to have a “Personal Note” post once in a while – I hope you’ll do it more often as you see fit.

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    1. I’ve always liked the Nalgene ones, and not detected any plastic taste. But stainless steel is an excellent choice, of course, and has the added advantage that one could, if necessary, re-heat one’s beverage!

      Hey, I never said those were ALL of my pocket knives! 😉 lol… It is most of them, however; at least those that are readily available to me, currently (e.g., not in storage). Pocket knives are another thing of which one can never have too many, at least in my opinion! 🙂

      And thank you very much, Stephen. I’ll stick ’em in, every now and then.

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