SquirrelHead wrote:I see a lot of people saying that glass isn't really something you want to bring with you if you can help it. I am assuming that people make an exception for the handles of good alcohol and are just prepared (broom and dustpan) in case there is an issue. Is that right? I mean I guess I could transfer it to a pitcher with a screw on lid but that makes drinks for neighbors a little worrisome for the neighbors.
My personal experience, so for what its worth, I've never 'accidentally' broken a handle on anything but concrete or a rock. I've never had a problem camping. I've dropped bottles in my kitchen and never had a problem.
The play is hard, but after you've been walking in the same area for a while, it will get a bit softer.
Thats not to say that a bottle wont break and you should be prepared. But don't let it stop you from bring a glass bottle of liquor.
I think the general idea about glass is to stay away from glass beer bottles. Partially because they take up a lot of space to pack out.
For 2011, we took an old bucket with twist/locking lid that chlorine comes in. Its very similar to a 5 gallon bucket from home depot, but has a 'child safe' locking lid. We cut a semi-round hole/flap, looked more like a C, but left one side of the flap attached so it could fold back. Then fed the handle of a sledge through the whole, with the hammer portion in the bucket. We'd put beer bottles in there then smash them. That week we drank 4 cases of Cider and another 4 cases of Corona, and only had to carry out one case of beer bottles. The champagne bottles were a bitch to break though.
Then duct tapped the flap shut, packed it up and took it home. It was really heavy by the time it was full.