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CoachWalleye74
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03/30/2024 01:44PM  
Anyone have recommendations on a large water container? I’d use it for cabin camping (park cabins no running water) and potentially the Bwca, so Collapsable or light but sturdy are priorities. I’d use it to keep clean water around for hand washing, brush teeth, clean dishes, etc. I have a katadyn gravity filter.
 
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Tomcat
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03/30/2024 01:59PM  
 
EmmaMorgan
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03/30/2024 04:44PM  
I have one of these collapsible 4 gallon water cubes. I like it for car camping. I haven’t taken it to the BWCA because I don’t need that much water on hand in camp, but it’s probably light enough to do so. Collapsible water cube
 
CoachWalleye74
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03/30/2024 04:58PM  
With our group of 6-8 annually having one or two units with 5-6 gallons in total would be ideal.
 
03/30/2024 06:02PM  
Six guys with a 5 gallon cube... no problem.

 
03/30/2024 10:00PM  
We used these. 2.5 gallon size. Usually bring 2.
Amazon
 
03/31/2024 07:18PM  
CoachWalleye74: "Anyone have recommendations on a large water container? I’d use it for cabin camping (park cabins no running water) and potentially the Bwca, so Collapsable or light but sturdy are priorities. I’d use it to keep clean water around for hand washing, brush teeth, clean dishes, etc. I have a katadyn gravity filter. "


Does the Katadyn have a cylindrical filter inside of it? I had one like that and cut the filter out and then converted the outflow with a Sawyer filter and for taste an inline charcoal filter. Was pretty expensive but it was the only way I could recycle the Katadyn. I actually love my set up but the size might fall short for what you need.
 
03/31/2024 09:10PM  
I've been eyeing these:
Hydrapak Water Storage

They even have a camp tap for a pour spout as well as caps that can connect to the 1/4" snap tubing.

I currently use Camelbak blabbers, but I'm planning to upgrade to a couple of these instead.
 
04/01/2024 06:41AM  
I've always used the Reliance jugs. Very similar to the the Cubes others mentioned but made in Canada. They are not all that sturdy and the valves tend to leak a little after a bit of use. Fine for the price.

If you want something durable these two have set the standard for a while now, though those Hydrapaks look nice too.

MSR Dromedary

SeaToSummit Watercell X

All these only go up to 10 liters which may not be big enough for you. I find 2.5 gallons adequate for my family of 5 when combined with my 6 liter Platypus filter, though more would be nice.
 
CoachWalleye74
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04/01/2024 12:05PM  
We currently have the 3L bag that came with the Katadyn BeFree system and two of the Hydrapack 4L's. They do work well.
 
osteology
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04/02/2024 03:32PM  
I've just used Hydopak's Pioneer water storage bag for a quick car camping trip and was quite pleased. The Pioneer is a bladder bag with a large slide-lock opening inside of a durable feeling nylon bag. It includes their Camp-Tap valve that fits their quick release port on the bottom of the bag.

Future plans: Hydrapak makes a quick release adapter for 28mm threaded filters (e.g. Sawyer). With the large opening to capture unfiltered water and the hanging straps, I think it will make a good gravity bag. thinking I will get a second adapter so I can filter directly to one of their simpler storage bags.

Photo of mine attached.

FWIW, I got the 6L model from amazon for $43 and an additional 20% off coupon that is still available. The 10L is $46
HydrapaK at Amazon
 
LMS11327
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04/02/2024 07:28PM  
AceAceAce: "I've been eyeing these:
Hydrapak Water Storage

Does anyone know if these are compatible Sawyer filters?
Never mind, just found the answer!
 
andym
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04/04/2024 02:25AM  
I like the MSR dromedary bags because they are durable and pretty light. I think a couple of bags that add up to what you need is better than one big container because it removes a single point of failure.

Extra credit will be given for finding the similar post I just made in another thread.
 
Saberboys
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04/05/2024 03:19PM  
I used to use the collapsible cube, but they would get pin holes every other season. I have switched to the Wolverine Tuff Bottle and love them.

Wolverine
 
schweady
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04/06/2024 05:15PM  
Saberboys: "I used to use the collapsible cube, but they would get pin holes every other season. I have switched to the Wolverine Tuff Bottle and love them.


Wolverine "

Looks pretty good. It checks all my boxes except one: largemouth opening for filling (eg. off the side of a canoe mid-lake).
 
04/07/2024 10:53AM  
We've begun using waterproof bags. Big opening, easy to close, handle for carrying. One of our crew scoops water into his over the side of the canoe. I prefer to leave the bag in the canoe and scoop water with a pan, then dumping it into the bag. We also have a plastic cube plus the other crew member has one also. His is more rigid, ours is easier to put in a pack. We hang a bag of water and hook a filter to it to drain into the cube for drinking water. The other bag can be for cooking or washing up.
 
schweady
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04/07/2024 05:41PM  
RMinMN: "We've begun using waterproof bags. Big opening, easy to close, handle for carrying."
Which bag is this?

The best I've used so far is the 4 gal Innate Aqueduct Water Transporter. Got two of them from MEC before they were discontinued.

The big mouth roll-top closure is not easy to close well, especially if I get greedy about maximum fill, and when filling mid-lake, plenty is spilled in the bottom of the canoe on the way back to camp. If the water is clear enough, filling while wading out a bit solves that somewhat. It's a strong, reliable bag.
 
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