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Picked up some Platypus soft bottles. 458

Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,517
Picked up some Platypus soft bottles.
« on: October 14, 2016, 09:42:06 PM »
I recently had the chance to snag several Platypus soft bottles,  been wanting one for a little while.  I got four 2L and two 1L.  These are BPA, BP, and phthalate-free those interested.  They are pretty tough tho being soft bottle they can puncture.  I like being able to fold them away when finished with the water.  I also like having one in my emergency evacuation bag. 

I typically I use a camelbak bladder but there are times when I just bring my stainless steel bottle.  These are nice to have when I know I can get water at my destination, saving some weight along the way.   

Esse Quam Videri
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 16,956 I'm not a pessimist, I'm an experienced optimist!
Re: Picked up some Platypus soft bottles.
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2016, 10:32:40 PM »
 :tu:

I have the Source Liquitainers, which are a similar thing, and I really like them. There's two ways of using them, either as fresh water carry, or as pre-filtered water carry if you have a purifier with you (I have a TravelTap purifier bottle). If using them for unpurified carry, their lay flat design makes it a lot easier to collect water from a shallow brook than a rigid bottle.



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Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,517
Re: Picked up some Platypus soft bottles.
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2016, 07:20:07 AM »
:tu:

I have the Source Liquitainers, which are a similar thing, and I really like them. There's two ways of using them, either as fresh water carry, or as pre-filtered water carry if you have a purifier with you (I have a TravelTap purifier bottle). If using them for unpurified carry, their lay flat design makes it a lot easier to collect water from a shallow brook than a rigid bottle.

I like the idea of having the soft bottle for exactly the reason you give.  Its a nice option when a viable water source is within the surrounding area one plans on trekking.  Add the appropriate filter and one should be good to go.   

Esse Quam Videri
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,739
Re: Picked up some Platypus soft bottles.
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2016, 08:36:55 AM »
Haven't got a foldable bottle myself, but I do keep an empty plastic lightweight bottle in my workbag.
When I'm being send further away, I've got something to full up somewhere along the way, in case I feel I'm gonna need it.

So I'm guessing that we're both pretty close with ideas on that.



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