Water Bottle for Kilimanjaro

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Water Bottle for Kilimanjaro

Postby rachsmith » Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:22 pm

I'm curious to know what people are taking in the way of a water bottle...like what size would be good to hike with?
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Re: Water Bottle for Kilimanjaro

Postby errantcompass » Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:03 pm

I took a Camelbak and two 34 oz (1L) nalgenes. It really is all personal preference but make sure you have plenty. They are heavy but worth it especially for the summit night. Some of the other people had the metal ones but I wasn't a fan. Make sure you have an insulated tube and put your nalgenes/camebaks in a sock so they don't freeze too.
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Re: Water Bottle for Kilimanjaro

Postby rachsmith » Fri Jul 25, 2014 1:57 pm

Great ideas! Thanks so much for your help!
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Re: Water Bottle for Kilimanjaro

Postby ExplorerWannaBe » Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:17 pm

Old trick: seal your bottles up tight, maybe even put them in a ziploc bag, and shove them down at the foot of your sleeping bag. That'll keep them from freezing.

When winter camping, I'll pour hot water into my water bottles and toss them in the sleeping bag half an hour before I go to bed so they've prewarmed the bag.
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Re: Water Bottle for Kilimanjaro

Postby rachsmith » Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:51 pm

Brilliant!! Thanks so much!!
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