First 72 Hours have passed. Now we concentrate on what to do in, and how to plan for, the long term via Prudent Prepping.
In setting up all my gear for a camping trip (pushed back at least one week due to wildfire and heavy smoke at the campground), I discovered an item that needed replacement due to damage and neglect on my part.
What I needed to replace is my
This is a Camelbak Antidote 50 oz(1.5L) water carrier that I bought from REI (again), since there was not enough time to replace it from Amazon before a very short hike last Saturday. Camelbak offers bladders up to 100 oz and separate backpack/water carrier combinations in many different sizes, shapes and colors, so you can match the capacity you want with the style you want.
My old Camelbak needed to be replaced due to a crack caused by me not storing the bladder flat. The combination of being folded, stored for over one year, and high heat damaged it beyond repair. I wasn't heartbroken, though, because I wanted one of the newer models anyway for their improved filler and easy plug-in feature.
From the Camelbak website:
The new Antidote Reservoir with Quick Link™ System - the ultimate cure for dehydration.
- Quick-snap cap that tightens in just a quarter turn
- Low-profile fit for unmatched stability
- Air-light fillport cuts weight
- 100% Free of BPA and BPS
While 1.5 liters is a small volume of water to be carrying, it is just right for the day pack I have, and it just might be adaptable to my sling bag... IF things are re-arranged.
If you look at the Amazon link, on the left are three thumbnails with the bottom showing the adapters and Sawyer filter in use with a hydration pack.
- Storing your seldom-used gear correctly is a must!
- Heat and plastics do not mix.
- Buy the size and model that fits your intended use
- Camelbak Antidote 50 reservoir: $30 from REI; $22.49 with Prime shipping from Amazon.
- *The Sawyer Filter Adaptors are listed as Add-On items from Amazon ($7.23), which are available with Prime orders over $25
If you have comments, suggestions or corrections, please post them so we all can learn. And remember, Some Is Always Better Than None!
NOTE: All items tested were purchased by me. No products have been loaned in exchange for a favorable review. Any items sent to me for T&E will be listed as such. Suck it Feds.