There are many types of reusable water bottles available today that can be used to keep your water cold. However, it can be quite frustrating when you go to drink water out of one of these bottles and the water is lukewarm. Many reusable bottles do not have the insulation properties to keep your water cold for a long time, which makes it important to know some other ways to keep your bottle colder for longer.
Most of us want to keep our drinks cool while we’re out and about. If you’re going on a long hike, spending the day at the beach, or just taking a walk around town, a cold drink is always nice.
Ice can keep your drinks cold for hours, but it does have its drawbacks. It can be difficult to transport and sometimes melts too quickly. Luckily, there are other ways you can keep your water cold without ice.
Fill with Cool Water
Pour cold water into the bottle each time you refill it. This is the simplest and most effective way to keep your water cold without using ice. It may seem like common sense, but drinking warm or room temperature water is not very appealing, especially on a hot day. Cold water will also help you keep cool when it’s hot outside because it lowers your body temperature and prevents dehydration.
Wrap Your Water Bottle in a Towel
If you don’t want to buy an insulated bottle or if you’re just looking for a temporary way to keep your bottle cold, wrap it in a towel before putting it back in the refrigerator or pack it in a cooler with ice. The towel will absorb some of the heat from the bottle and allow the ice to last longer by slowing down how quickly it melts.
Place Your Water bottle in a cooler or a cool backpack or a refrigerator
The best way to keep camping water cold without ice is to use a high-quality cooler with plenty of insulation. The other options for cooling your water include finding a cool, shaded place and placing your water bottle there or wrapping it in wet towels and placing it in a cooler.
When you got ice – use a Ziploc bag
You put a bottle of water in the fridge, but it’s still not cold enough for you. You want to take a bottle on a hike, but you don’t want it to get warm before you finish it. You’re eagerly waiting for an ice-cold glass of water but there is no ice-maker.
In any of these cases, all you need is some ice cubes and a Ziploc bag to make a makeshift ice pack. Add a few drops of water to the bag, then freeze it. The little bit of water added will help it freeze faster than just the air inside the bag would. Once frozen, throw your pack into your lunch box or cooler and keep everything inside cold.
Some tips for extra freshness
Add a few drops of lemon juice to your water for extra freshness. Or else fill it with frozen fruit (like grapes). This method helps to keep your water bottle cool for some extended time.
Try the above methods to have cool water without an ice maker. Check out our blog for more science and lifestyle articles.