32911RE: [John Muir Trail] Re: Lightweight 1L container for Steripen purification?
- Jul 9, 2013
I’ve been using a quart mayonnaise jar for the past several years. It is one of my drinking “bottles” along with a quart Gatorade bottle. A good excuse to enjoy mayo too.
I use a one-liter Ziploc food storage container. Not a bag but a light plastic container with a scew top. The Steripen Adventurer, without the case, fits well in it.
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> I'm headed SOBO on the JMT in 4 days and just working on optimizing a
> few things at the last minute.
> We use a Steripen for purification and my standard operating procedure
> has always been to just carry a 1L Nalgene that was dedicated for doing
> the purification in. Dip in the river, zap it with UV with the Steripen
> and then pour the water into other containers.
> Now, with my weight consciousness on high alert, I see that the Nalgene
> is 6.3 oz and all it's being used for is a temporary place to UV zap the
> water. It never holds any water in the pack. It needs to be widemouth
> to allow the Steripen to get inside, needs to be not too tall (so the UV
> can more easily reach everything) needs to be approx 1L in volume and
> needs to survive three weeks on the trail, but that's about it.
> Has anyone found a lighter weight alternative? Anyone tried something
> like this 32oz gatorade container? I wonder if the Steripen would fit
> in the mouth?
> Any other ideas?
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