How to Keep Your Water Bottle From Freezing When Winter Backpacking
Drinking plenty of water will help you prevent some of the most common
injuries and illnesses associated with cold-weather activities. But
it's hard to stay hydrated when your water bottles or hydration packs
are cold or frozen.
Carry water bottles specifically designed to withstand both freezing
and boiling temperatures. This way you can pour boiling water into
your bottle without it softening and collapsing the plastic.
Heat water before you head out for the day and cover the bottle with
an insulated cover designed especially for water bottles.
Bury your filled water bottles upside down in a snowbank when you bed
down at night, and mark the location with a ski pole or trekking
pole. The snow will insulate the bottle, keeping it from freezing.
Place any water you'll be drinking during the night or in the early
morning inside your sleeping bag with you.
Make sure you're using water bottles that feature several tiers of
threading designed to prevent openings and leakage.
Consider purchasing a hydration pack specially designed to withstand