RE: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Holy Hydro-Pack, Batman! Can you say "CHRISTMAS"?????
- But this is such a steal! Normal price is $125. The Cabela's ad we got in the newspaper, has it at $39.99 an they list it on their web site on sale for $39.99.But I found it listed on their site for $29.99... Even if you don't need it, it would make a great Christmas gift!BarryHe who knows not and knows not that he knows not is a fool; avoid him.He who knows not and knows that he knows not is a student; teach him.He who knows and knows not that he knows is asleep; wake him.He who knows and knows that he knows is a wise man; follow him.
--- On Thu, 11/27/08, Sonja Michelle Lina Thomas <sonjamichelle@...> wrote:
From: Sonja Michelle Lina Thomas <sonjamichelle@...>
Subject: RE: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Holy Hydro-Pack, Batman! Can you say "CHRISTMAS"?????
Date: Thursday, November 27, 2008, 4:14 PM
I have 2 “camelbacks”, one on each of my tactical vests. I tell you, the convenience is great!! It’s probably the easiest way to stay hydrated while out in the field. They come in all shapes and sizes and are made by several different companies. Mine are made by Condor Outdoor and are designed specifically for military vests and body armour. My reservoirs hold 100 ozs each and the added weight to my vest is negligible. I buy a flat of water bottles (12 20oz) at Wal-Mart for $2.50, pour 3 to 4 of them into my pack and I’m good. I’m finding that I’ll go through 5 to 6 bottles in the summer and about half that in the winter. I used to carry 1 or 2 bottles in my side mag pouches, they were bulky and I needed to stop, use both hands to get the bottle out, unscrew the top, drink and then reverse the process. I would find myself not drinking as much as I should have because of the bother. But now with my “camelback” I’m always taking a sip of water here and there as I go. It’s just a matter of lifting the hose to my mouth, pulling the stop and taking a long pull.
I whole heartedly agree with Candy that the “camelbacks are the way to go! Yes the branded Camelbacks can be expensive (upwards of $200 for the best of the best) but there are many off brand alternatives that are just as good. What? You already have a trusty backpack, then just get a reservoir and use your current pack. ;-)
These are the two that I use:
Like I mentioned those are designed to attach to tactical vests, but just to a google search for “hydration carrier” and you’ll find a slew of options.
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Sonja Michelle Lina Thomas
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From: CentralTexasGeocach ers@yahoogroups. com [mailto:CentralTexa sGeocachers@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of Candy Lind
Sent: Thursday, November 27, 2008 12:27 PM
To: CentralTexasGeocach ers@yahoogroups. com
Subject: [CentralTexasGeocac hers] Holy Hydro-Pack, Batman! Can you say "CHRISTMAS"?????If you have been thinking about getting a hydro pack and were
intimidated by the prices of the best units, or weren't sure you would
really USE the darn thing, HERE IS YOUR CHANCE TO FIND OUT.
Cabela's has a mil-Spec Camelbak "M.U.L.E." pack with a 100-oz (3
liter) reservoir for $29.99 through Dec. 2, in Desert Camo or Woodland
Camo. It has two storage compartments with 500+ cubic inches of cargo
space ... that's not a lot compared to others, but it has a loop
system where other items can be attached.
I use my Camelbak at least twice a week, and I'm using it every day
I'm on a truck for UPS (I can hang it up in front of me with a
caribiner, and grab a drink whenever I want, and don't have to stop
and refill a cup.). Any time we're doing hiking geocaches, it's a
That $29.99 is the regular price of JUST the reservoir. This is an
excellent deal for someone who wants to try a hydro pack and isn't
ready to spend the big bucks. And that big reservoir is the one to get
--- you can always put LESS in this one, but if you get a 2-liter and
want MORE, where do you put it?? ;-)
They probably have these in the store in Buda, but I would call 1st to
make sure. You can order online and ship directly home, or to the
store (free!) for pickup when it arrives.
I have the "blowfish" model which has been phased out, I think. I'm
actually looking around for a good price on a "HAWG" because I want
more cargo space (blowfish is bigger than this MULE, but I need space
for cache repair gear!). Those who have tried other systems will tell
you ... Camelbak is the one to use.