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Want to stay hydrated without a pack--advice

post #1 of 10
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I hate Camelbacks, don't wan't to wear a pack on my back or a pregnancy decoy under my jacket, can anyone suggest a way to stay hydrated and svelte? LOL.
post #2 of 10
Well, the majority of people don't carry water on them, so how would they stay hydrated?  Oh, I got it, they DRINK WATER!  Maybe between every couple runs, maybe eat a bit of snow.  You could also carry a water bottle with ya!  "LOL."
post #3 of 10
Freeze dried water!  Carry some in your pocket and just add water..


I pop in the midway lodge (if there is one) or base for a quick drink from the water fountain.
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Originally Posted by Gahan View Post

Well, the majority of people don't carry water on them, so how would they stay hydrated?  Oh, I got it, they DRINK WATER!  Maybe between every couple runs, maybe eat a bit of snow.  You could also carry a water bottle with ya!  "LOL."
 
not yellow snow!!
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I hate Camelbacks, don't wan't to wear a pack on my back or a pregnancy decoy under my jacket, can anyone suggest a way to stay hydrated and svelte? LOL.
This reminds me of my freeze dried beer wish for our wilderness boy's trips......

I'm not a fan of packs while area skiing either and have been using small Evernew collapsible water bottles in a pocket or sleeve. I always get positive comments when I pull it out to drink on the lift:



At many locations you swing by a refill station and in seconds be skiing again. I'm about to get a couple jackets modified to add an interior chest sleeve for up to 1 liter. You can add a straw and tube.
Edited by Alpinord - 1/2/10 at 5:11pm
post #6 of 10
+1 for the collapsible water bottle. I have a Platypus, love it. One suggestion on the Platypus - paint the white cap with some bright finger nail polish or such...makes it a lot easier to find when you accidentally drop it in the snow.
post #7 of 10
just ordered a platypus tho i haven't had a chance to use it yet.  seems like a good alternative to a hydro pack for resort skiing.  note that they make bite valves, tubes, insulated sleeves, etc. too so you can tweak your setup to get it the way you'd like.
post #8 of 10
A half-liter bottle tucked in an inside pocket?  
post #9 of 10
i think a 1L bottle should fit in an inside mesh goggles pocket (you don't have to fill it all the way of course, and it's more of a bladder than a bottle).  they make .5L, 1L, and 2L sizes, see here: http://bit.ly/6hApMT.
post #10 of 10
 I did my own customizing by taking the tube off an old hydration pack and inserting it through the cap (first version of it didn't work, but I've got it now). It's easier if you don't have to take the bottle out of your pocket.
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