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    Default How do you carry your water?

    Title says it all!

    How do you carry your water for short and long (Ish) stays?
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    some old coke bottles.

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    I've got one 58 patt bottle that is usually on my person and then 1 or 2 large 2litre fizzy drink bottles.
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    some siggs some plastic bottles.
    camel back coming up, and/or a poss funky filter system I saw at the outdoor show.

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    For day trips the old Nato water bottle or plastic coke bottles.

    For overnighters and weekends a camelbak that clips to the side of the Sabre (plus the Nato water bottle etc)

    For meets where water is supplied I take a collapsible plastic water container.

    Water is a hard resource to find in the field in my area so I nearly always have to carry mine in.

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    Siggs/sigg clones, nato/nato clones, nalgene/nalgene clones for my belt or pack.
    A plasic 2gallon container for short static camps and a water roller barrel thing on a handle for long static camps.
    For flash - a leather waterbottle that I made and/or a coconut bottle I made
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pablo View Post
    For overnighters and weekends a camelbak that clips to the side of the Sabre Pablo.
    Cool! do you have more info
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Fenna View Post
    For flash - a coconut bottle I made
    How? and I need to see it!

    Do you need a grass skirt to use it?
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    Coconut bottle is on far right...

    Simply cut the top off a coconut insert and glue in a wooden spout.... this one is set in a wooden plug as getting the meat out of the nut is easier if you have a bigger hole hence the need to reduce the hole before fitting the spout.
    I like coconuts - for the shells as much as the flesh - and I have made mugs ladels, jars, bottles etc from them
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Fenna View Post
    Coconut bottle is on far right...

    Simply cut the top off a coconut insert and glue in a wooden spout....
    Absolutely brilliant!

    Did you have to seal the "nut" to water proof it?

    Does nature do it for you?
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    nature does a fair job but I also oil them with flax seed oil.
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    The coconut bottle is very interesting. Any chance of a larger photo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pignut View Post

    Did you have to seal the "nut" to water proof it?

    Does nature do it for you?

    Errrrruuuuummmmm - One would expect it to naturally be waterproof - surely otherwise the milk would leak out?!

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    could be the white flesh that is waterproof?
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    there is coconut flesh inside a coconut. that's what stops the water getting out 100%

    the shell on its own should be waterproof enough, though i don't know how long it would hold water if it was saturated/sitting it in - can't see a reason why it wouldn't be

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pignut View Post
    could be the white flesh that is waterproof?
    good point! - see I said i was ready to be proved wrong!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Fenna View Post
    Siggs/sigg clones, nato/nato clones, nalgene/nalgene clones for my belt or pack.
    A plasic 2gallon container for short static camps and a water roller barrel thing on a handle for long static camps.
    For flash - a leather waterbottle that I made and/or a coconut bottle I made

    Any chance of instructions for the leather water bottle and a larger photo of the coconut Please.

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    58 water bottles for me .............................
    no I only have 6 of them!
    They are 58 pattern issued bottles, though how I have 6 is anyone's guess!

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    Nato bottle, roll up carrier, 5 litre bottles from Tesco, empty pop bottles, or when you forget the water, you borrow a tub from Mr Fenna Thank you John

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    I use a Webtex Camelbak clone for overnighters, it is not very good as it leaks if water gets to the screw lid thingy. I have to find that old Ortleib 4l. baldder I had a while back.

    I have just got some of those water collectors for my hammock from an Ebay auction, you screw a pop bottle to them and hang them from the corners of your tarp.

    Problem is whenever I go bivvying it seems to stay dry, I am not complaining you understand.

    I also sometimes use a Nalgene bottle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Bad Stu View Post
    I use a Webtex Camelbak clone for overnighters, it is not very good as it leaks if water gets to the screw lid thingy. I have to find that old Ortleib 4l. baldder I had a while back.

    I have just got some of those water collectors for my hammock from an Ebay auction, you screw a pop bottle to them and hang them from the corners of your tarp.

    Problem is whenever I go bivvying it seems to stay dry, I am not complaining you understand.

    I also sometimes use a Nalgene bottle.

    Stewey.
    Good Stuff - what did you think of the Ortleib 4? I'm wanting something secure to carry water in and that was on my "must find out list".

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    I think for short trips the best place for water is in you. I've been reading a bit about various amazon tribes recently and their attitudes to food and drink are different to our. Rather than rationing food into meals they tended to eat everything and drink a lot before setting off. I guess stuff doesn't go bad like this and it is easier to carry things inside, leaving your hands free ;-)
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    3ltr camelback and two 2ltr fizzy pop bottles. Only fill the camelback and make sure I drink it dry each day. Crush the fizzy bottles flat and use them for ferrying water at camp, washing, cooking etc. Only carry them full if there is no chance of resupply or the terrain is isolated or dangerous.

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    Pattern 58 copy and crusader mug in plce bag attached to hip belt on rucksack. 1 x nalgene in plce bag on other side of hip belt. Looks a bit military maybe but it takes 2 kg off my shoulders. 1x nalgene in side pocket of rucksack reserve water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IntrepidStu View Post
    Any chance of instructions for the leather water bottle and a larger photo of the coconut Please.

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    bigger image of the coconut bottle


    Mug and leather bottle
    the leather bottle was made acording (ish) to a tutorial elsewhere on the site.
    Ooops lost the resize!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pignut View Post
    Cool! do you have more info
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    I usually have a couple of Nalgene bottles and a 4l MSR Dromedary for bulk storage.
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    [QUOTE= 4l MSR Dromedary for bulk storage.[/QUOTE]

    Any good? worth the money?
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    I like that people are opting for the pop bottles. Nice to know that kit snobbery hasn't transferred to water containers yet!

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    58 pattern water bottle in PLCE pouch for bimbles.

    3 litre Robinsons squash bottles (with carry handle) for around camp - I take several with me and keep them in the car if I'm down in the wood (can park in camp).

    I keep a rolled-up 2 litre pop bottle in my pack just in case.

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