Canteens – They are not just military gear any more. Canteens are stainless steel or aluminum containers that have taken a more convenient form that can be used for any outdoors activities. They are now shaped more like the convenient plastic version. Newer canteen styles are also insulated to keep cold drinks cold. A stainless steel or aluminum canteen will not absorb tastes and odors of other liquids or the cleaning process. The canteen is easier to clean, won’t break down, leak chemicals, or harbor germs. Canteens are less likely to end up in a landfill making them one of the most environmentally friendly water containers. So when selecting your personal water or beverage container, consider canteens.
Other considerations include a water purification bottle which is a self contained water filtration system or an insulated hydration system that you can easily attach to your backpack and keep your drink cool and refreshing.