Boiling Water in a Plastic Bottle.

by suburban on July 31, 2010 · 2 comments


Okay, I just saw something on the Discovery show Man, Woman, Wild I thought was pretty cool…  I am sure this is not good for the long term, but for a short term survival situation, pretty cool.

I am a fan of Myke Hawke.  I have his book “Hawke’s Green Beret Survival Manual.”

I just saw Myke boil water in a plastic bottle over a fire.  Now, keep in mind I’m no physics professor, but by keeping the water and bottle far enough away from flame allowed the water to keep the bottle cool enough not to melt the plastic, and in a short period of time, the water boiled killing the parasites, etc. in the water.

Curiosity got to me so I did a little Google search and here is what I found:

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Suburban Survivalist August 1, 2010 at 8:40 pm

I think that would be acceptable for a true survival situation only, since the chemicals that would be released are probably not good. A good tip – thanks.


suburban August 2, 2010 at 1:46 pm

I agree. I would not want to have to do it more than a couple of times if it could be avoided at all. I would much rather have something aluminum or other metal container to boil the water in.


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