- May 25, 2019
Yes! I was up in the mountains this summer and got sent on a water run and found a little cascade coming out of a big snowbank and just sat there and drank about a liter of the clearest, coldest, best tasting water. I think the only better water I know is from a well on my dad's farm which must have just the right mineral content or something.There are certain sources that are so pure and wonderful, it's almost criminal to treat them.
Yep! Those little pills weigh nothing and I generally try to bring enough to finish out a trip.OTOH, I ran outta aquamira for a few days by accident this summer, had to drink from a couple of questionable sources, and came down with giardia symptoms two weeks later. To your point, not all water is created equal.
The tablets are pretty expensive though. I use the liquid drops, which area little more work but a tiny fraction of the cost. A pair of bottles costs 10 bucks and lasts me 45 days of everyday use.Yes! I was up in the mountains this summer and got sent on a water run and found a little cascade coming out of a big snowbank and just sat there and drank about a liter of the clearest, coldest, best tasting water. I think the only better water I know is from a well on my dad's farm which must have just the right mineral content or something.
Yep! Those little pills weigh nothing and I generally try to bring enough to finish out a trip.
You might be interested in this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075X5R67T/?tag=backcountrypo-20I may be going for one of those soon too. Been using a Sawyer Mini since I first started backpacking, but after sharing it with one other person on a 3-night trip, I'm not a fan of how slow it is.
x2 on that request @Tipi Walter. Volume? How much weight do you carry in it when it's fully loaded?
Looks fantastic. That's going on my Christmas list!You might be interested in this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075X5R67T/?tag=backcountrypo-20
A buddy of mine had one when we were in Jasper and Banff and I loved it. So I purchased it before heading to the Sierras a few weeks ago. Just scoop and squeeze. Super easy. Super fast!
I have a Baltoro 65. A little on the heavy side, but very comfortable. Carries loads well.Well, my Osprey Atmos from 2012 finally reached the end of it's life this past weekend. I had originally wanted to replace it earlier this year with a new one, but the newer Atmos 65 AG suspension did not fit me well at all, so I was able to squeeze another season out of my old pack....barely.
Since REI has a sale starting today, I went to the store on Wednesday and tried on a few different packs, including the Atmos 65 AG again (I really wanted to like it), and I still didn't like it. I did however try the Gregory Baltoro 65 which has all the features of the Atmos that I liked, and then some, so I ordered one today. It seems like it might even fit my long torso better than the Atmos did. I'm looking forward to trying it out early next year and hopefully it will serve me as well as my old Atmos did....
That is one approach that I read about online. Apparently the waterproofing/urethane layer can start to break down over time leading to a sticky feel and also a bad smell. I don't have the stink part yet, but didn't like the idea of having to peel my stuff off the side of the pack.I have an osprey messenger back I have used to haul work stuff around in for years that is getting that tackiness. Do you just apply talcum powder to the tacky areas and then brush it off?
I took that pic yesterday morning before heading off to work. Stu usually sleeps the day away but was probably keeping an eye on me in case food somehow became involved.HAHA on that little nose sticking out. Very cute.