GSI Glacier Bottle Cup Mod, DIY Lids & Lid Holder

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Bottle cups are one of the most common items in an everyday backpack. They are popular, most notably because a 32 oz Nalgene water bottle sits neatly in the cup, thereby saving space when backpacking. Probably the most recognizable of the bottle cups are the GSI Glacier Bottle Cup and the Ozark Trail Bottle Cup (sold at Wal-Mart, etc). One of the limitations of the bottle cups is that they do not come with lids nor are lids available from the manufacturers. The lid from a Stanley Camp Kit can be used on the bottle cups, but in order to get the lid, the cost is usually over $10. In this Instructable I’ll provide directions on how to modify bottle cups to accept DIY lids, explain how to make your own low cost lids, and how to make a lid holder for pouring hot liquids.
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Step 1: Tools & Materials

Tools needed
  • Drill or metal hole punch
  • Sanding sponge (to remove sharp edges)
  • 4” table belt sander
  • Vise (for bending wire)
  • Blow torch (to remove BPA coatings)
  • Side cut can opener
tomstedham7 days ago

Great post!

baldmanjack6 months ago
Nice and clear instructions. Will be making one this weekend fir my cup! Thank you.
audreyobscura6 months ago
So clever - great work, and awesome photos to demonstrate your build.

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