Grant wrote:I didn't realize the army canteen had the BPA problem, so I looked it up and found that it also tends to absorb chemicals? I looked inside mine and sure enough, it's RED. Not good.
This does explain the odd smell, no matter how much I clean or dry it.
Thanks, all, I'll be upgrading 'old smelly' tonight, now that I know what's wrong with it.
heh heh... One of my issued canteens smelled like piss and dip spit when I was in boot. A good soak in Purex and Listerine got it to taste like... well, Purex and Listerine, but it beat the alternative for the next 13 weeks...
If it's red, it could just be from red Gatorade mix. I know my lemon-lime left some of my stuff looking radioactive.
Otherwise, I really don't wanna know what red could be. Soak in Listerine for a few days.
Purex tastes a bit sudsy, and never totally comes out...