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Backcountry Kitchen The Backcountry Kitchen forum is for the discussion of food and cooking gear related topics for backpacking trips (e.g. menus, recipes, stoves, fuel...).


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Old 01-30-2013, 01:12 AM
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I'll either take it from my drinking water container (bottle) that I carry or direct from the source, when it's available where I stop to cook.

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Old 01-31-2013, 03:39 PM
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I have two favored bags for water carry... ...I got a Sea to Summit Pocket Shower, which now does double duty as both water bucket and camp shower... ...But the Pocket Shower makes a great bucket at a cost of only about 2oz. more, and lets me leave the dedicated solar shower at home for a net savings of maybe 3/4lb.
I no longer use the Pocket Shower for this purpose. It carries a lot of water and gets very heavy. To use it as a bucket, you have to unroll the dry-bag style roll top, and the weight of the bag then gets supported entirely from the corners of the bag just below where the roll-top attaches. The weight is too much for the corners, and both corners have begun to rip. The roll top will rip off the bag if I continue to use it as a bucket.

If you keep the roll top closed and use it only as a shower, the weight of the water will be supported by the whole roll-top, not just the corners, and I doubt you'd see this failure. In any case, I don't suggest using this as a bucket any more. Too bad, nearly a good dual-use idea...
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:04 PM
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My brother in law has a Sea to Summit Kitchen Sink, which is pretty handy. I have a few one and two liter Ozarka type bottles and fill those from my water source. If I'll need more water, I use a repurposed bladder from boxed wine--I think wine in a box beats Jack in the Box any day. The bladders weigh 2.4 oz. and will hold two gallons. My brother rigged a couple with an inline filter so he can scoop water in one, set it higher than the other, and let gravity do its job. Some of the earlier bladders have an alumininzed finish. When he has a camp fire, my brother will set one of those directly on the coals--it doesn't burn through and heats up the water nicely.
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Sea to Summit now makes an Ultra-Sil Folding Bucket that holds 10 liters (2.6 gallons) and weighs just under an ounce.

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