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General Gear Discussion The General Gear Discussion forum is for the discussion of traditional and lightweight (ultralight) backpacking gear that is not covered in other Practical Backpacking™ forums. [Please post about Backpacks, Shelters, Sleeping Gear, Backcountry Kitchen (Food, Stoves) in those respective forum areas.]


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%
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Old 11-03-2013, 03:01 PM
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Old 11-11-2013, 12:50 PM
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I use both the 1 ltr bottle hangs off my waist strap where it joins the backlpack, its real handy th NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 12-08-2013, 08:59 AM
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I've been using Platypus bladders for over 10 years. I have never had one leak. I like water handy a NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 12-09-2013, 12:35 AM
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:49 AM
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Old 12-11-2013, 11:11 AM
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I've been using a Geigerrig bladder inside my pack since they're extremely durable, I can snap my fi NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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I'm a bottle guy. I carried Nalgene's for years, but have transitioned to "aquifine/soda bottl NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 10-13-2014, 09:13 AM
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I like the convenience of using the hose to drink but I'm not comfortable with the bladder for a few NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here

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Old 10-23-2014, 11:58 AM
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I go with bladders and bottles, my bladders being both Platys and Liquipaks.
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Old 06-04-2015, 07:44 AM
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I use both. I have always used Camelback brand....since my Military days and never had a leak (knock NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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