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How are y'all carrying water on hikes? 3647

Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,476
How are y'all carrying water on hikes?
« on: February 12, 2015, 06:54:49 PM »
I have a bladder system 3L but for shorter hikes I find it unnecessary but damn convenient.  If I'm gonna be out for more than 3 hours then easy call I'll bring it.  If I'm out less than 3 hours I like to bring 1 liter or my 40oz SS bottle.  This is all dependent on weather of course.

If I'm out just trekking about with out time or miles concerns then out comes the 3L bladder system.  I always rather have more water than needed than need water. 

My question tho was mostly due to my shorter hikes and trail time.  I was curious what y'all did.

So what do you carry and how much? 
« Last Edit: February 12, 2015, 09:31:16 PM by Aloha007 »

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Re: How are y'all carrying water on hikes?
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2015, 07:00:36 PM »
GI canteen and a plastic bottle

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Re: How are y'all carrying water on hikes?
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2015, 07:08:47 PM »
Ah, yes. I love water talks.

I used to carry a 2l Camelback in the Mule Bag.

If it's an hour or so I'll take a 32oz Nalgene.

If it's anything more than an hour I'll take the nalgene AND camelback.
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Re: How are y'all carrying water on hikes?
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2015, 07:14:04 PM »
I so prefer water bottles to water bladders.  I just like the subjective drinking experience better.  The bladders are more efficient and carry better so that's my trade off.

If I have the luxury of not needing a lot of water (and I'm not trail running), I go with SS or Sigg water bottle.  Otherwise, it's a bladder.  :-\

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Re: How are y'all carrying water on hikes?
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2015, 07:23:13 PM »
I usually carry a 1 litre SS bottle or Gerber Bear Grylls canteen (its actually a very good plastic canteen) on short hikes.
On longer hikes I usually carry both and one or more 1,5l disposable water bottles, depending on how many days Im out,  if there is little drinking water in the area.


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Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,476
Re: How are y'all carrying water on hikes?
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2015, 08:01:20 PM »
I so prefer water bottles to water bladders.  I just like the subjective drinking experience better.  The bladders are more efficient and carry better so that's my trade off.

If I have the luxury of not needing a lot of water (and I'm not trail running), I go with SS or Sigg water bottle.  Otherwise, it's a bladder.  :-\

See this is the thing for me too.  I like drinking from water bottles vs bladder as well.  I dont mind using the Nalgene type bottle I have or the SS one but good ole water bottles are still so much easier and familiar. 

I also dont like cleaning the bladder ( yes I do clean it ) vs a hot water soaping and reusing of water bottles or containers.

Esse Quam Videri
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Re: How are y'all carrying water on hikes?
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2015, 08:10:13 PM »
Never did get along with bladders so I always use a bottle.  However I don't like using the in-built mesh carriers you get on most packs as they're almost always next to impossible to use with the pack still on.  With that in mind I've taken to finding a few ways of suspending a bottle from my pack's waist strap.

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Re: How are y'all carrying water on hikes?
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2015, 08:17:27 PM »
I like reusing soda bottles, both in work and out nature. I can not see point in those bladder systems, for me atleast.

On a hot day out, it is nice to freeze little water in bottle, so it gives cool water for a good time. And if bottle breaks, i am not losing whole lot money on it.
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Re: How are y'all carrying water on hikes?
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2015, 09:09:05 PM »
If I need more than a 1L nalgene, then I go with a 3L bladder as well.  As Gareth said, "water bottle holders" on most packs are inaccessible.  So if I'm using a pack that I can't easily sling on and off, the bladder is really helpful.
Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,476
Re: How are y'all carrying water on hikes?
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2015, 09:29:14 PM »
Never did get along with bladders so I always use a bottle.  However I don't like using the in-built mesh carriers you get on most packs as they're almost always next to impossible to use with the pack still on.  With that in mind I've taken to finding a few ways of suspending a bottle from my pack's waist strap.

I use a SS bottle or a Plastic Kelty bottle and put ice cubes inside when the weather is hot.  I use paracord to sling it over my shoulder or use a messenger bag shoulder strap to hold it since the SS ones have the top that is a D ring.  I'd like to see how you carry yours. 

 
« Last Edit: February 12, 2015, 09:32:18 PM by Aloha007 »

Esse Quam Videri
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Re: How are y'all carrying water on hikes?
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2015, 12:06:55 AM »
We use a couple of stainless Klean Kanteens


darren
Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,476
Re: How are y'all carrying water on hikes?
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2015, 01:18:53 AM »
Love the green bottle.  I like the flat top of the other one with the bail thing on top. 
« Last Edit: February 14, 2015, 01:31:39 AM by Aloha007 »

Esse Quam Videri
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Re: How are y'all carrying water on hikes?
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2015, 01:28:50 AM »
I have a small daypack with a 2L bladder built in. Mostly gets used on trailbile rides but has also done hiking duty.
I have a couple of canteens on my hunting webbing.
Short walks I just grab a plastic bottle of water.

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Re: How are y'all carrying water on hikes?
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2015, 01:34:46 AM »
Love the green bottle.  I like the flat top of the other one with the bail thing on top.

Thanks :tu: the green one is my wife's, the flat top also has a bamboo insert on top which is pretty cool!

« Last Edit: February 14, 2015, 01:38:58 AM by DazMechanical »

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Re: How are y'all carrying water on hikes?
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2015, 01:52:03 AM »
I have two Camelbak Better Bottles. BPA-free. I hate stopping to get a drink so I'm trying to figure out a way to wear one in a Camelbak holster on my front. Balances the weight a little better too. You can even get a tube which fits on them so you can drink from it like a bladder.
I don't fancy bladders, harder to clean and bottles are easier to refill in a stream.

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Re: How are y'all carrying water on hikes?
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2015, 01:55:41 AM »
Never did get along with bladders so I always use a bottle.  However I don't like using the in-built mesh carriers you get on most packs as they're almost always next to impossible to use with the pack still on.  With that in mind I've taken to finding a few ways of suspending a bottle from my pack's waist strap.

I use a SS bottle or a Plastic Kelty bottle and put ice cubes inside when the weather is hot.  I use paracord to sling it over my shoulder or use a messenger bag shoulder strap to hold it since the SS ones have the top that is a D ring.  I'd like to see how you carry yours. 

 

Not at home right now to take a pic, but here's the carrier I've got on my pack at the minute: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00LSFF8FS/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=1Q6V8LD7M02X2&coliid=I36J27N9UQXF60

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Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,476
Re: How are y'all carrying water on hikes?
« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2015, 07:01:29 AM »
@Daz, that's an even cooler top that I expected.  It wouldn't seem like much but a flat top with that bale is sweet.

@Gareth and Sync, the bottle holder is something I'm going to look at.  My roommate will totally dig this for herself and her Nalgene. 

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Re: How are y'all carrying water on hikes?
« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2015, 07:29:29 AM »
I have a few diff ways to carry, I have a bladder/backpack, that's my like last way to carry water. I hate warm water, I gotta have it ice cold. Even around the house I use a  stainless steel water bottle, after so many diff kinds I've stuck with hydroflask, winter time only the 21oz, but spring, summer, and fall the 40oz keeps my drinks ice cold for 24hrs, even have my own ice setup! I have a pouch that will fit onto my bag via Molle so I don't have to lug two diff things around. If it's one thing I can say I'm set with its water carry!
JR

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Re: How are y'all carrying water on hikes?
« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2015, 09:56:15 AM »
As a rule I don't spend much money on my water bottles/carriers because I always manage to lose them. You can find a plethora of stainless steel water bottles at thrift stores for dirt cheap $.50-$2.00. And if you're persistent you can find a real deal. I found a near new insulated 3L camelback for $5. I regularly keep a half gallon of water in the car along with at least 2 full stainless steel water bottles.
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Re: How are y'all carrying water on hikes?
« Reply #20 on: February 14, 2015, 05:04:35 PM »
As a rule I don't spend much money on my water bottles/carriers because I always manage to lose them. You can find a plethora of stainless steel water bottles at thrift stores for dirt cheap $.50-$2.00. And if you're persistent you can find a real deal. I found a near new insulated 3L camelback for $5. I regularly keep a half gallon of water in the caralong with at least 2 full stainless steel water bottles.
It should be a law that come summer time one has to keep a simple gallon jug of water in the trunk or backseat, Grant it, it's going to be nastily hot but it's still fluid to put down in case of an emergency dehydration! My neighbor used to keep one in, I used to have a few bottles but I always forgot and they froze..
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR


Jr. Member Posts: 80
Re: How are y'all carrying water on hikes?
« Reply #21 on: February 14, 2015, 06:49:32 PM »
As a rule I don't spend much money on my water bottles/carriers because I always manage to lose them. You can find a plethora of stainless steel water bottles at thrift stores for dirt cheap $.50-$2.00. And if you're persistent you can find a real deal. I found a near new insulated 3L camelback for $5. I regularly keep a half gallon of water in the caralong with at least 2 full stainless steel water bottles.
It should be a law that come summer time one has to keep a simple gallon jug of water in the trunk or backseat, Grant it, it's going to be nastily hot but it's still fluid to put down in case of an emergency dehydration! My neighbor used to keep one in, I used to have a few bottles but I always forgot and they froze..
JR

Much agreed. I can't tell you how many times I was parched and wish I had anything to drink. Packing that 1/2 gallon has saved my butt many times. And as far as being hot. It's not my favorite way to drink water but hey it's still wet  ::) .
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Re: How are y'all carrying water on hikes?
« Reply #22 on: February 14, 2015, 07:11:48 PM »
As a rule I don't spend much money on my water bottles/carriers because I always manage to lose them. You can find a plethora of stainless steel water bottles at thrift stores for dirt cheap $.50-$2.00. And if you're persistent you can find a real deal. I found a near new insulated 3L camelback for $5. I regularly keep a half gallon of water in the caralong with at least 2 full stainless steel water bottles.
It should be a law that come summer time one has to keep a simple gallon jug of water in the trunk or backseat, Grant it, it's going to be nastily hot but it's still fluid to put down in case of an emergency dehydration! My neighbor used to keep one in, I used to have a few bottles but I always forgot and they froze..
JR

Much agreed. I can't tell you how many times I was parched and wish I had anything to drink. Packing that 1/2 gallon has saved my butt many times. And as far as being hot. It's not my favorite way to drink water but hey it's still wet  ::) .
So true, even if warm still makes for a good head drench.
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR


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Re: How are y'all carrying water on hikes?
« Reply #23 on: February 14, 2015, 09:59:15 PM »
After reading through these posts I really need to work on my h20 carry.

Now I just take a few cokes sometimes  juice or tes and a liter of water.

I got to camelback backpacks and I've never had a bladder  :facepalm:

The spot for it is where I carry my fixed bade or hatchet and fire making supplies. 

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Re: How are y'all carrying water on hikes?
« Reply #24 on: February 15, 2015, 05:25:34 AM »
Cheap stainless steel water bottle that I get printed up with my business logo. I just take one out of stock for my cupboard. If I lose it, it will still function as advertising. It has a screw top with a ring, and a drinking spout top. It also fits nicely in the bike's carrier, and the truck's drink holder.
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Re: How are y'all carrying water on hikes?
« Reply #25 on: February 15, 2015, 12:07:08 PM »
I got 2 sizes of insulated SS water bottles. For a day hike, the small one will have hot coffee, the large one cold water and ice. The coffee stays to hot to drink from the bottle, So you need a cup.

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Re: How are y'all carrying water on hikes?
« Reply #26 on: February 15, 2015, 12:25:01 PM »
After reading through these posts I really need to work on my h20 carry.

Now I just take a few cokes sometimes  juice or tes and a liter of water.

I got to camelback backpacks and I've never had a bladder  :facepalm:

The spot for it is where I carry my fixed bade or hatchet and fire making supplies.

You're going the Ray Jardine route of carrying ultra light

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Re: How are y'all carrying water on hikes?
« Reply #27 on: February 15, 2015, 03:19:38 PM »
I've not been on a decent hike for too long  :(

Primary choice for me was usually military canteens (2 x 1 litre), but I have since upgraded to a Travel Tap filtration bottle, which means I can replenish on the go. The Travel Tap has an insulated carrier with shoulder strap, and I have a neoprene insulating jacket with shoulder strap for the mil canteen too. I also quite like the Source Liquitainer as a secondary carry method as this can be folded up when empty.

Favourite method of boiling water for a hot drink is still the Jetboil PCS.



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Re: How are y'all carrying water on hikes?
« Reply #28 on: February 15, 2015, 11:06:15 PM »
Anyone used a Life Straw?

For 20 USD they are fairly cheap and portable for emergencies. It could very easily eliminate some water emergencies
No Life Club Posts: 4,681 Captain's Apprentice
Re: How are y'all carrying water on hikes?
« Reply #29 on: February 16, 2015, 10:20:48 PM »
Ordered another Nalgene Today. Boss man is phasing out water bottles and has switched to the water jugs and water coolers. Yay.

 

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