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View Poll Results: Which do you most often use for your backpacking drinking water?
Bottles 29 38.16%
Bladder 13 17.11%
Both on same trip 34 44.74%
Voters: 76. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-25-2013, 11:12 PM
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Backpack: Gregory Shasta, Deuter ACT Lite 65+10
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I carry my bottle in one of these NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 09-27-2013, 05:00 AM
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Hiking With An Empty Bladder

Did I tell you I'm a cheap guy?
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Old 09-27-2013, 02:58 PM
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I also use the bladders from a wine box. As far as I'm concerned, wine in the box beats Jack in the NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 10-08-2013, 10:13 AM
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I carry both, but only one.

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Old 10-18-2013, 09:53 PM
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I tend to use bottles for a variety of reasons - some of which have been expressed in this thread.NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 10-31-2013, 02:29 PM
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It is very rare for me to carry a bladder to consume water while I hike. I generally use plastic bot NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:33 PM
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Old 11-02-2013, 08:28 AM
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Old 11-02-2013, 01:49 PM
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I think Murphy got wedged into a seal or connection somewhere. He only does that on the trail where NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 11-02-2013, 11:20 PM
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Seems like Murphy's always involved... Usually in cahoots with Gumperson ("The probabil NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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