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Re: Water Storage Bags

Postby overheadx2 » Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:41 pm

I took the male end of a platapus wine container and threaded a regular platapus female hose end onto it with the bottom of the dry bag in the threads as a thread tape. I then put a hole in the bag in the male end to allow water through. I took a metal coffee filter and made a filter for the hose nozzle in order to pre filter particles. I have a quick connect on the hose to connect a gravity filter when needed. With large groups of 3 or 4, I use a 12 liter bag and fill it with about 7 to 8 liters. It weighs nothing and eliminates water trips.

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Re: Water Storage Bags

Postby gary c. » Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:34 pm

I'll give a big thumbs up for the Osprey bladder. It is a little heavier than others but I like the stiff frame when placing it in my pack. It come with a quality bite valve and an awesome magnet to hold the valve in place while you walk. When we hike as a group someone always brings a gravity filter and others snap empty gallon bottles to our packs. Nothing beats having 2-3 full gallons of filtered water in camp with no pumping.
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