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Ya I forgot to note that. If I was in the situation where I was using it as an inline I would have to unscrew the cap and let out pressure on it somewhat often but still will serve fine I think in an emergency. I think I was going to mention some of the shortcomings of the system. One of them being that and the other being I do have to blow air back in it when it's without the filter so it regains its shape but that's not hard to do on the move. Te-wa has to do this also so his platy stays fully puffed so it doesn't fall out of his side pocket. I doubt I'll ever be in a situation where I have to use the setup as an inline filter though unless I'm having to give say unprepared strangers water and will usually just use the gravity filter setup at camp.nonot wrote:Um, if it's a hard bottle you need to add a one way air filter otherwise after the first sip you will create a low-pressure area in your system to keep you from getting any more water. Typically one-way air filters don't hold up to water and will result in a leak.
hydration systems use flexible reservoirs for a reason.
Get a pack like mine that holds your pad vertically : D Mines got the horizontal straps on the back and not those silly vertical ones for tame trails : PSuperstitionGuy wrote:Now invent a way to stuff my Thermarest into one of those bottles... ;) so I can leave my patch kit at home....