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post #31 of 41
Platypus looks pretty cool.....I might have to get one of those!
post #32 of 41
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Richie - do you just go to the store and ask them for the most expensive/gadgety (whatever it is you're looking for)?
Too good. RR is doing his bit for the US economy, though.

I've got various Camelbak rigs, but the only one I like for resort skiing is the fanny pack model. But more and more, I just grab a half liter plastic mineral water bottle, usually filled fiwth delicious tap water from my condo. Or a bike bottle. Carried close enough in, never freezes.
post #33 of 41
To prevent the water from freezing, add some alcohol.
If you like a carbonated drink, around 4-5% alcohol should do fine, particularly with hop or malt flavoured drinks.
If you prefer fruit flavours, it's best to go to around 10-15% alcohol with red grape juice.
post #34 of 41
I think blowing into the tube creates a nice environment for stuff to grow in there. I purge all the air from my Camelback when I fill it up, and I don't blow into the tube.

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Camelbacks are great...if you like drinking water that tastes like liquid PVC...
I think Camelback is making them differently now. I noticed much less flavor added to the water in my new one.
post #35 of 41
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Originally Posted by Wear The Fox Hat View Post
To prevent the water from freezing, add some alcohol.
If you like a carbonated drink, around 4-5% alcohol should do fine, particularly with hop or malt flavoured drinks.
If you prefer fruit flavours, it's best to go to around 10-15% alcohol with red grape juice.
So then the best way to carry water would be, what, in your bladder?
post #36 of 41
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So then the best way to carry water would be, what, in your bladder?
Yes. Assuming you have a stillsuit like in Dune.
post #37 of 41
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From time to time I'm reminded of the importance of staying hydrated...
This year I must thank Mr. Prickly.
After skiing with him at the beginning of January, I've decided to do it again. I used to carry one or two 1,5 plastic bottles filled with mineral water (w/o bubbles) in my back pac. That was mainly for my sons. Of course, since I was skiing with young boys, I never went out in cold (really cold) days, so the water was ok to be drunk...
Then in the car had a thermos with hot tea ready for the end of the day (and some orange juice-like thing)
As said, after skiing with Mr. Prickly, I simply bought half a liter plastic bottles filled with mineral water (again, no bubbles, imagine drinking mineral water with bubbles and skiing...) and keep it in my jacket pocket...a but cumbersome but still doable...The platypus things look interesting...
I have two camelbacks but the tubes aren't insulated so I don't think
I'll use them while skiing... I shall see.

At last, today I was visitng one of my three preferred shops in the area, and in one found the platypus bottles.
I should have known and gone there directly months ago, this shops has all the fanciest gizmos one can think of.
Despite the price - it's almost pure robbery, 7 Euro - (I've seen online that bottles are sold for half the price I paid, but I don't think that it will be economically convenient to have a 5 dollars platypus shipped by mail for thrice the price of its value or something such, and since I'm one of the few here buyng all this "strange" things...) I bought a 1/2 liter bottle. But I plan to buy a second one, then a 2 litres (probably maybe a 1 litre since 2 litres are 2 kilos more on my back) tubes and valves to "build" my onw hands-free hydration system to put in any back pack I'll be using in the future (I've already checked, my Bob-l-bee has room for it, then in the BD with avalung I've mentioned into my Christmas list...)
post #38 of 41
Wow, you found those here?
post #39 of 41
Yes, to tell it all, the bottles are a bit covered in dust...apparently not many are being bought (maybe the price...)
The place is called Barba Sport...
post #40 of 41
Heh, I just leave a half gallon igloo jug at the bottom of the lift, I'm low tech that way, and ski where there is only one lift from the bottom of the hill.
post #41 of 41
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Yes. Assuming you have a stillsuit like in Dune.


Sept 1, 2009

Hi Elistan:

A genuine Fremen stillsuit in good working order, results in the loss of only a thimble full of body mositure per day.  Now if it were made of Gore-Tex, that would be the ideal  ski coat.

Platypus water bottles at REI. 0.5L $7.00, 1.0L $8.00 2.5L $10.00 plus tax. Free shipping to your neighborhood REI store or outlet.

Trying to remember snow,

CP
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