How to Keep Your Bottle of Water Cold for HOURS




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Step 1: Step One

First, Get an empty watter bottle. Easy enough.

Step 2: Step Two

Second, fill your watter bottle to the line that I put on my bottle. (You don't have to put the line on)

Step 3: Step Three

Freeze your bottle. I recomend leting it freeze over night for maximum coldness duration. (Pardon my french)

Step 4: (Alternate Step Three)

Freezing the bottle right side up is the easiest way to do it, but if you want a bottle that can stand upright, then I suggest freezing it upsidedown. (If you freeze it upright, the bottom of the bottle will push out, making it almost impossible to set down on a table or any surface for that matter)

Step 5: Step Four

If you froze the bottle upright, then skip ahead to the next step. If you froze it upsidedown, then try to manuver the chunk of ice out of the top so that it can move freely. (I use a screwdriver)

Step 6: Last Step

Just fill the rest of the bottle with water and you're done!



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    36 Discussions


    3 years ago

    is this some kind of kid jesus his hands look so tiny lol


    8 years ago on Step 3

    if you freeze it without the cap on, the pressure created from the water expanding should be relieved by the open end, therefore not causing the bottom's rounded expansion you talk about in the next step, allowing it to still be able to sit flat. I've not necessarily tried this, but it should work.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    I am an Eagle Scout, and have seen people I know do this on hikes, I don't for three reasons. One, I usually don't take much water because I don't like the extra weight and don't drink much. Two, the frozen water takes up more space than liquid water, meaning more weight for less water. Third, and I have seen this happen and it is very unfortunate, you may run into unpredicted weather. We took a hike before a three day camp out, and it ended up being 20 degrees colder than predicted, snowing and raining, and the people who froze their water, about 8 out of 10, could not drink it because it didn't unfreeze. If you are hiking, don't do it.

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    i think you're right, and i think it's not so good to drink very cold water . but if you freeze 1 liter of water , you get an ice cube of 1 kilo, but with a volume of 1.2 liter ( i didn't calculate exactly, it's just to explain) . iced water is less dense than flowing water, that's why ice cube ( and iceberg ) float. ( and titanic sink )


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Nice, I do it sideways... it also works good!


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Timheppner has it right: try lying your bottle on its side. You should have a flat-bottomed bottle the next day AND really cold water on tap.


    Everyone knows it but there's no 'ible so that fine, someone wont have thought to... lay off the caps lock a little and get some nicer pics, guessing the camera's fixed focus. It'll really make the 'ible a bit better. If the camera has a macro try it, little flower icon, if not take the photos from a distance that it'll focus at and crop down... You have a little freedom to at that resolution since the pictures are only displayed on here at 500 X 335 As a suggestion for a random fun side project take a bottle and boil water first, leave the cap off and freeze, you should get a pretty nice natural sculpture that's completely clear...

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    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    It's probably not completely clear (just boiling the water isn't enough)- I've experimented with making clear ice, got quite far but broke both the glasses I was experimenting with so shelved the project for a while. I did get a very cool result which was a block of clear ice with bubbles in the middle, it looked like a tiny frozen explosion (but made my camera's autofocus sketch out so I couldn't get photos). Maybe I should 'Ible that as well, it worked a lot better than the usual "boil/filter/freeze" approach.


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Aye but if you do the expanding sculpture thing it comes out pretty clear, Pm about your method and I'll try getting some pics for you, since I have an array of interesting glasses...