I did say virtually indestructible

Did I say indestructible?

This is what happens when your child decides to fill their nalgene bottle up to the top, screw the lid on, and put it into the freezer. Even though they had been warned not to do so.

14 Responses to “I did say virtually indestructible”

  1. Divrchk Says:

    Science experiment? Lesson learned?

  2. Elaine Says:

    How old was this child? That looks like something my children would do. :roll:
    Hope they didn’t cost you too much.

  3. Montserrat Says:

    Science experiment on the strength of water at the cost of $8. Or is it $16 because now you have to buy a new one?

  4. Deputy's Wife Says:

    Rut Row.

  5. Jo-Ann Says:

    Looks like something I would do I love my drinks COLD.

  6. Karen@FamilyBriefs.com Says:

    I’m sure they had good intentions :)

  7. Tal Says:

    Chris, I’m not sure if you’d like to bother, but if you send it Nalgene, they’re very likely to give you a replacement. They lean very heavily on the indestructability of their products, so this is something to consider.

    Or maybe they don’t account for thirsty kids…lol.

  8. Cindy Says:

    I wondered what would happen! We always fill it 1/2-3/4 of the way and only slightly put the lid on. Then we set it tipped at an angle in the freezer. Works beautifully!

    Sorry you lost one!

  9. t in hd Says:

    If your kid is anything like mine, he probably thought that was really cool.

    I remember being woken one morning by a loud, muffled explosion coming from the kitchen. Investigation revealed an exploded glass bottle of beer dh had put in the freezer and forgotten. It blew the freezer door open. What a mess. The kicker? That wasn’t the first time that’s happened to him, nor has it been the last. But the kids think it’s great.

  10. Stephanie Says:

    What is it with kids and freezing things this summer? My SS put all manner of items in cups with water and froze them. There’s toy cars, rocks, and a medal with the ribbon hanging out so he can wear a huge hunk of ice around his neck…

  11. Sarah Says:

    The power of water! Dropping a Nalgene off Mt. Everest won’t break it, but just try expanding a little water into ice… Ha! What a great story - thanks for the picture!

  12. Amoena Says:

    I have just found your web site and I am so glad I did.

    I have a bunch of children, not as many as you, but wow you have a good attitude.

    I will probably have to e-mail you with questions about my nutty kids. Oh wait. I mis-read that. LOL

    My son enjoys routinely having thing break in the freezer from expansion. But can’t get home to hardly do his chores.

  13. Lori Says:

    After experiencing a Coke can exploding in his car this past winter, my husband now puts a timer on so he remembers to take his beers out of the freezer.

    We’ve frozen a Nalgene too, resulting in stretch marks but never breakage. Tal is right, you probably could get a replacement rom the company, especially if you tell them how much you love (and advertise!) their products.

  14. Meagan Says:

    I can relate to this BIG time!! After finally talking my husband into buying a new refrigerator we settled on this really cool side by side.. After it was delivered and my kitchen literally having to be fit around the fridge.. we explained to the kids that they NO longer can put drinks in the freezer to get them cold.. With 4 boys I have had my fair share of things exploding in the freezer. Little to my knowledge my husband put in the “jet freeze” drawer his soda and a few beers.. let’s just say he was the first to make the fridge dirty.. I sometimes wonder why they do not make brand new things “dirty” (lol) to begin with.

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