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O. Van Horn · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2013 · Points: 60

Hey MP.

Long story short: I emailed Nalgene for a replacement lid (mine broke) and they accidentally shipped me a box of maybe 400-500 (?!) blue lids. 

Anyone in need of these?

(I already reached out to Nalgene to let them know about their mistake and they said: "Please feel free to keep as many caps as you may need and donate or dispose of the rest of them." I refuse to "dispose" of them, and I can only justify having, like, three extras lying around.)

Make an offer? I don't know. This whole situation is just weird, and I really don't want to have hundreds of lids sitting around.


Travis Bieber · · Fort Collins, CO · Joined Sep 2015 · Points: 64

I know where you can donate them. Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron NM. They would be warranted and used quickly.

Caleb Schwarz · · Colorado Springs, CO · Joined Mar 2016 · Points: 125

This is the greatest thing to ever grace the mountain project forums

Joshua Dee · · San Diego, CA · Joined Oct 2015 · Points: 30

Kinda like the time I asked Black Diamond for a single replacement rear headlamp clip for my helmet and they sent me 16. 

Hang on, let me email them about the clear part breaking on my bottle...

Lardtazium · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2016 · Points: 0

I bet you could donate them to your local gear repair shop

Matthew Massey · · Charleston, WV · Joined Oct 2016 · Points: 5

The Nalgene gods have proclaimed you as the new Lid Lord. 

All hail O. Van Horn!

stolo · · Shelby, NC · Joined Sep 2016 · Points: 220
Caleb Schwarz wrote:

This is the greatest thing to ever grace the mountain project forums

No one will be able to top it! 

400-500.... Sounds like they made a liddle mistake.

... and to cap it off, they told me to "dispose" of the extras!

KyleMFSpurgeon · · Syracuse, NY · Joined Apr 2016 · Points: 25

Could......could I get just two? I'd pay shipping of course! 

..... the dog ate both of my lids..... 

Daniel Hamilton · · Iron Range, MN · Joined Oct 2017 · Points: 0

I 2nd the recommendation to send the left overs to Philmont.

Kevin Mokracek · · Burbank · Joined Apr 2012 · Points: 275

My dog just chewed the lid off mine two days ago, this is kinda cool that I just happened to look.   Can I paypal you a few bucks to send me a few lids?

Michael Martzahn · · St. Louis, MO · Joined Jun 2016 · Points: 45

I think I might want a few as well, shot some texts around and I'll let ya know.

Jon LostVegan · · SL,UT · Joined Oct 2017 · Points: 5

Same deal... my dogs keep getting the lids. Only the part that attaches the lid to the bottom is ever destroyed. I’ve purchased several and finally just gave-up.

but i’ll Buy several if the price is decent. $1 each?

Chris Ritna · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2014 · Points: 0

Also on board for small quantity lots if you decided to split it up. Maybe have lots of 10 for a few bucks and buyer pays shipping on a flatrate envelope, 2 months from now, donate the rest to BSA

Sunny-D · · SLC, Utah · Joined Aug 2006 · Points: 700

I would buy a few as well. I’m always in need of a new lid 

Ken Noyce · · Layton, UT · Joined Aug 2010 · Points: 2,415

I'd pay shipping for a few.  Let me know how much you want!

Lothian Buss · · Albany, NY · Joined Jul 2014 · Points: 15

I'd pay ya $5 shipping for three of them...

Carter Smith · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2017 · Points: 10

Maybe the nearest Outward Bound School? They always need more

Dead Head · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2017 · Points: 65

Dive into them like scrooge mcduck.  You are the king of the lids.  You are.

Andrew Krajnik · · Plainfield, IL · Joined Jul 2016 · Points: 1,673
Matthew Massey wrote:

The Nalgene gods have proclaimed you as the new Lid Lord. 

All hail O. Van Horn!

Congrats on your new title, m'lord. However, lest you overstep your bounds, it would be prudent to bear in mind that in the hierarchy of nobility on MP, the Lid Lord still owes fealty to the Wang Lord. Tread lightly!

Chris Owen · · Big Bear Lake · Joined Jan 2002 · Points: 10,613

Why does this remind of "The Prestige"?

O. Van Horn · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2013 · Points: 60


Sorry for the slow responses.

I am waiting to hear back from a couple folks (who represent non-profits and other rad causes) who reached out early on. If they don't take 'em all, I'd be happy to get them to the masses. (I'm hoping to avoid turning into a lid-dealer.)

Stay tuned.


Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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