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#1 Brushstomper

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Posted 23 November 2014 - 01:48 PM

What is everyone using? I love my camelback hydration bladder but it seems like I am always putting holes in them or they leak!!!!!! It's a hate love situation! I love the fact that I can take a swig whenever I want but hate the fact that I am always worried about it leaking. I have tried bottles but it isn't as easy to get too and I tend to not hydrate as much as I should. Any thoughts or suggestions on any bullet proof bladders?

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Posted 23 November 2014 - 01:50 PM

I carry a 1 gallon crystal geyser bottle.......true story.
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Posted 23 November 2014 - 01:57 PM

‚ÄčI have  32 oz gladder, it came with my Ederlestock, had it for 3 years and it has not leaked one drop 

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Posted 23 November 2014 - 02:06 PM

I use a 100 oz camelback and a 16 oz water bottle as reserve. When I suck air on the Camelbak I know I still got 16 oz.



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Posted 23 November 2014 - 02:28 PM

same as glass eye... 100oz with a 16oz plastic bottle filled with Gatorade powder and a packet of Emergen-C. I use that when I eat lunch or take a break. Usually a good pick me up after sweating all morning.

 

some people have bad luck with Camelbaks and some don't...I am one that has never had a bladder leak. there are other brands out there that you can try if you choose to move away from a Camelbak



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Posted 23 November 2014 - 03:33 PM

Nothing..my truck has a cooler in the back..

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Posted 23 November 2014 - 03:57 PM

Bladder and collapsible bottle! Busted a bladder in hour 1 of a 7 day hunt, was happy I had the extra bottle with me. Also use it for hoarding water when I'm staying in one place for a while.

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Posted 23 November 2014 - 07:20 PM

I have used a bladder last 5 years came with my pack thick material unknown brand. I recently got a new pack with new smaller cheap bladder that leaked from the cap 1 time so I decided to carry bottles for a day hunt. Bottles are louder sloshing noise than the bladders. Ill be switching back to 1 bladder and 1 back up full bottle



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Posted 23 November 2014 - 08:07 PM

I gave up on bladder years ago.  One more gadget.  Couple gatorade bottles with water.  I quit overthinking it.


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Posted 24 November 2014 - 07:35 AM

I been using MSR bladders for years,no leaks.I also have a bulletproof one for the E-stock,never a leak.

I carry a flexable military canteen for back-up if needed,same with the water filter. I have no trouble filling up from puddles...

I hate having water slosh around,same with any noise I might make while hunting.

And nothing worse than finding out the bottle in the pack has soaked your gear and clothes and you have no water.....been to that BBQ!



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Posted 24 November 2014 - 09:19 AM

Now that you mention I did have an MSR bladder that lasted for years, maybe I should go back to those!!!!

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Posted 24 November 2014 - 09:22 AM

Nothing..my truck has a cooler in the back..

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Posted 24 November 2014 - 10:39 AM

In the old days, we almost never carried water. Drank out of streams........Hunting in Montana, I thought the same way this year......Cold temps not that far from any roads.......Last day after walking to the top of the mountain, I got a little thirsty coming down. Drank from a pipe that goes into a cattle drinker......The next day......Runs city!.......Thought I was in Mexico.........  :smiley-w00t:

 

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Posted 25 November 2014 - 01:31 PM

MSR Dromedary lite.  I have killed countless camelbak reserviors but have had the same MSR for probably 10-15 years.

 

I carry a collapsible one or two to hoard water, or to mix drink mixes.  Only water in the reservoir to limit gunk growth.


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Posted 25 November 2014 - 03:39 PM

I sip out of the creek.
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