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    Water Bladder

    Hi there,Just a question about water bladders .... what kind to buy .. do I have to buy the whole backpack looking device,or is there easy option where you can just attatch some sort bladder to outside of pack...or is that the idea with the first option I mentioned ... (anyone lost yet ... I don't blame you lol)
    Any ideas,makes models, prices ,photos of set-ups welcomed

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    Go with a recognised brand (camelback or platypus), the cheap stuff lasts for about 5 minutes. Ridgeline bladder tore at the pipe/bag join the first time I put it into my pack...

    The only water bag that I think will survive bush bashing on the outside of a pack is the MSR dromedary type bags.

    You also need a bottle, or reservoir if you are collecting dirty water, either to store until you boil it or filter it.

    My current setup is a 2lt camelback that moves between my daypack and tramping pack, a 2lt foldup platypus bottle for collecting "dirty" water, and for long trips/static camp site I have a 4lt MSR dromedary. Both the secondary containers are light, and fold flat when not in use.
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    I carry a 3l bladder but it's only so full as I need it to get from one water source to the next. Dont underestimate how much water you can drink - I surprised myself in drinking 5L in one day when I was on the tops in fiordland! I had to loose a couple hundred metres elevation to refill, which wasn't fun on an already hard day's walking.

    I use a Kathmandu one and I don't much like it, the hose leaks when tipped down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillipgr View Post
    my hose leaks when tipped down.

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    Bit of a worry mate! Had It checked???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Bit of a worry mate! Had It checked???
    THE hose, not my hose you cheeky bastard!

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillipgr View Post
    THE hose, not my hose you cheeky bastard!

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    Oh that one! Sorry mate!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillipgr View Post
    THE hose, not my hose you cheeky bastard!

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    Its ok Phillipgr ..... "Only the Toes Knows..."
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    Stoney creek make a reasonable one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillipgr View Post
    THE hose, not my hose you cheeky bastard!
    It didn't sound cheeky to me Phillip. It sounded like Gibo was concerned and giving you good advice. Mate if it is dripping then get to the doc. Oh the hose on your bladder ... my bad.
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    Seano I have had the 2litre bladder that came in my stoney creek day pack for about 10 years now and it has had a hell of a thrashing and is still going strong
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Cask wine bladder

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    Philip get a hair out of yr nose transplanted into to end of yr hose. Then when it drips it will sniff it up before it escapes. Prob fixed next topic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    Philip get a hair out of yr nose transplanted into to end of yr hose. Then when it drips it will sniff it up before it escapes. Prob fixed next topic?
    Pure genius Maca49
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Got one installed myself, hurts to pluck the fuckers! Better than a dribble down your leg.

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    I have no problems with kathmadu bladders but i have gone to 1.5l bottled water tucked under my pack belt.

 

 

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