Originally Posted by Nobody
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...)