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zzmlucas
01-09-2008, 04:50
How much water do you guys use in camp between cooking, cleanup, and next days water???

zoidfu
01-09-2008, 04:52
You're going to get a million different answers but I usually use about 2 32oz nalgenes full.

Lone Wolf
01-09-2008, 05:38
2-4 quarts depending

Crazy Larry #1
01-09-2008, 05:43
1/2 gallon or so..............

AT-HITMAN2005
01-09-2008, 06:31
i started out using 2 nalgenes, but got tired of going to the spring at night and in the morning, so started carrying a 2 liter platypus for use at night. would fill the nalgenes and the platypus and just save the nalgenes for the next day.

Peaks
01-09-2008, 09:04
Usually, I would fill my 1 liter Nalgene, plus my 3 liter collapsable Nalgene, and I'd have enough water for dinner, clean-up, breakfast and get started in the morning.

Tinker
01-09-2008, 09:06
i started out using 2 nalgenes, but got tired of going to the spring at night and in the morning, so started carrying a 2 liter platypus for use at night. would fill the nalgenes and the platypus and just save the nalgenes for the next day.

Same here (except that I use wide mouth Nalgene "Cantene" containers so I can screw them onto my First Need filter).

Appalachian Tater
01-09-2008, 09:18
I agree that the amount would vary a lot between hikers.

In warm weather if you can cook with water you've been carrying as opposed to new water, it will save fuel.

Also, I try to camp near water and drink a lot in the evening and in the morning so that I'm well-hydrated for at least part of each day, even if it means leaving my tent in the middle of the night to urinate.

Monkeyboy
01-09-2008, 09:28
1 nalgene, 1 two liter platy.

Fill both before leaving in AM.

And never complain about having to fill your water. I stop at just about every chance I get.......I'd rather take a few minutes rest every chance and have max capacity, versus not taking the time and running out of water in an area that should have water, but doesn't.

Green Bean
01-09-2008, 11:59
3- 16.9 fl oz and a nalgene usually leaves me about satisfied for the night and usually into the hike the next day and sometimes I have some more water in my platypus if not i just have a dry throat till I get to water ~GB

Gray Blazer
01-09-2008, 12:06
Hiker Trash answer-one 32 oz gator-aid bottle and two 16 oz soda bottles (I can always slip them in somewhere in the pack-usually next to the 1st aid kit containing the leeches and the morphine patches) . I don't use water for cleanup-alchohol wipes.