Submitted: Monday, Apr 25, 2005 at 18:26
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evening all
happen to be in supa cheap today and they had some collapsable 20l water containers just wondering how they would go against the solid type once empty they should be able to pack away but i was wondering do they leak and would they wear thru with all the bounce of crossing the simpson
jsut trying to get rid of weight as we go

ps i know you get what you pay for but there must be some of reasonable quality about also
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Reply By: Exploder - Monday, Apr 25, 2005 at 18:35

Monday, Apr 25, 2005 at 18:35
R we talking latex type water bladders or plastic that you compress down when it is empty?

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Follow Up By: GOB & denny vic member - Monday, Apr 25, 2005 at 18:43

Monday, Apr 25, 2005 at 18:43
goodday exploder
i think they were just plastic opens as it si filled collapses as emptied

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Follow Up By: Exploder - Monday, Apr 25, 2005 at 20:03

Monday, Apr 25, 2005 at 20:03
Looks like redeye answered it for you.

On a similar topic.
A friend in the army has a 4 ltr latex water bladder that sits it’s own little insulated back pack and has a hose that comes out of it. The end of the hose is self sealing (to get water out of it you bite down on the end of the hose and suck) so it can be upside down and have pressure on it and it will not leak.

So when you r driving you can thro it over the back of the seat and grab a drink without having to deal with plastic water bottles. Then when you go for a explore on foot you put it on your back and of you go.

I think you can get them at army surplus stores. Or colman might make something similar.

Just a thought .
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Reply By: Redeye - Monday, Apr 25, 2005 at 19:03

Monday, Apr 25, 2005 at 19:03
Got one. The water is not drinkable. Tasts yuck.

Good for washing up etc though

Better off with a Colman version

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Reply By: Mickpaj - Monday, Apr 25, 2005 at 20:45

Monday, Apr 25, 2005 at 20:45

We have used the collapsable water containers and have had no major probelms.
The only thing was that the nozzle broke. We also use the water for drinking with no ill taste. [but rinse well first]

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Reply By: old-plodder - Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 12:06

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 12:06
We have a couple of 20l plastic water containers we resuse for most trips.

But last trip we bought some 14l 'spring water' in containers from Woolies for some extra water. They didn't rub through and were easy to use.
Wasn't too worried about getting dirty water in them during the trip (we run 'drinking' and 'dirty' water on a trip, the dirty water being suspect local water for washing), and we threw them into the recycling bin when we got home.
Wouldn't want to reuse them too often though, they are a bit light.
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