We all need water.
Plenty of water.
But I have to admit, 3 liters a day seems a bit extreme.
But what do I know? It’s not like I am a doctor. I’m a lawyer, and I can’t remember a class on hydration in law school.
So, it seems I have not been drinking nearly enough water. Now I could move my desk so that it sits adjacent to the water cooler (Bubbler to those of you in the midwest), but my boss might frown on that plan. So instead, I decided I needed a water bottle. So I started looking around for a water bottle made in the U.S. I was pleasantly surprised to find a firm making world-class water bottles in Yakima, a city here in Washington State. The firm is Liberty Bottle Works.
Liberty Bottle Works is the brainchild of Tim Andis. Tim used to work as a manufacturers’ representative and when REI asked him to find a company making water bottles in the U.S., Tim found there were none. So, in typical American fashion, he decided to create a firm to make U.S. water bottles.
Liberty Bottle Works has only been in production for a year, but already has 32 full-time employees. Tim’s firm has an extraordinary employment approach: you only get a job at Liberty Bottle Works’ if you are currently unemployed! Liberty Bottle Works’ has made promotional bottles for head bangers like Motley Crue and Iron Maiden, as well as country-music legend Toby Keith. Tim’s approach to the production of his water bottles ensures that members of our extended American family are being employed. All of the machines in Tim’s factory were made in the U.S. and all of the components of the bottles are domestically produced.
Liberty Bottle Works bottles are gorgeous because of a new patented digital printing technology that actually gives texture to the graphics. Liberty Bottle Works does about eight collections of graphics: Kids, Straight Up, Artisan, Karma Repair, Freedom, Pro, Custom, Topo, and Mass Transit. My three favorites are Silver Hunter, New York City,
and Mt. Rainier.
I have never climbed Mt. Rainier, but I have hiked on the mountain more times than I can count. I told Tim how much I liked the Mt. Rainier bottle. Tim was nice enough to send me some Mt. Rainier bottles to give away, so if you like the bottle as much as I do, you can get your paws on one. If you would like a Liberty Bottle Works Mt. Rainier bottle, all you have to do is leave a comment and tell me the height of Mt. Rainier. When the bottles are gone, the competition is over! So get on Wikipedia, discover the height of Mt. Rainier, and then leave me a comment with the required information and the bottle is yours! Boy, writing this post has made me very thirsty; excuse me while I start on my 3 liters for the day!