Canvas Water bags

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Hi all you oldies, myself included, does any one know if the old canvas water bags are still available? (both types) Haven't seen one since the early 70's.
Thanks Ian
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Reply By: philip t jones - Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 at 17:07

Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 at 17:07
Hi Ian

They are still available a mate bought one at Innamincka store a couple of years ago

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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 at 17:07

Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 at 17:07
Yes they are,

I have a couple at home that are yet to be used.

Here is one supplier ;)


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Reply By: gonebush SA - Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 at 17:10

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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 at 17:10

Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 at 17:10
Hi Ian, Yes you can, i saw them somewhere recently but they didnt seem to have the wire hanger that could be attached through 2 holes in a bumperbar as they used to. I had one on the front of my HK Monaro when i drove to Perth from Sydney in 1979 with my first Jayco Dove.. Cool but no so good tasting water,,, but thats all we had!!!! Michael
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Reply By: DIO - Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 at 18:00

Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 at 18:00
Yeah I remember them. Harvest time, out in the padock, workers busily sewing bags of wheat. Teams of beautiful draught horses pulling the harvester and wagons. Men 'humping' bags of wheat on their shoulders, wagons loaded high and taken to the nearest railway siding for stacking and shipment. The water from those bags, whilst at the time kept everyone hydrated, tatsed like a wet hesian bag or worse still a wet dog. There are better ways (these days) of keeping your water cool and the water actually tastes just like nice clean cool fresh water.
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Follow Up By: Tenpounder (SA) - Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 at 18:21

Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 at 18:21
Dio. You have forgotten the big-bosomed virgins carrying pitchers of cider, waiting on the every need of the workers in the field. But yes, the flavour of 'water bag' water was kind of special - especially when we were thirsty!
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 at 23:26

Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 at 23:26
How old are you blokes to remember those days??

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Follow Up By: Member - Allan B (QLD) - Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 at 23:30

Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 at 23:30
John, I remember the waterbag flavour but I don't remember the big-bosomed virgins!

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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 at 23:37

Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 at 23:37
Allan I guess finding a virgin, big bosomed or not is quite an achievement these days in itself :-)

Let alone one that will get you a drink of any sort :-))

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Follow Up By: slave - Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 16:22

Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 16:22
How old do we have to be to remember water bags John ?

I'm under 50 and can remember having on on the front of the car.
I can also remember the round canvas bag ( like the round canvas showers available) that hung in the shade of the railway station. They had a 'spout' on the side that hooked up up to the top rim when not in use. What a treat it was to get a drink from this on a hot day when we were at the station.

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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 18:19

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No I do remember the water bags it was all the other stuff, sewing bags of wheat, draught horses in the fields and virgins bringing drinks to the workers that I'm to young to remember :-)

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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Wednesday, Mar 03, 2010 at 22:55

Wednesday, Mar 03, 2010 at 22:55
All the virgins are waiting for the Muslim bombers to blow 'emselves up. Each bomber gets 47 virgins so if you want one you'd better buy yourself a 2000 model Nissan Patrol and wait for the BANG!!!! ;-)
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Reply By: Member - barry F (NSW) - Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 at 18:18

Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 at 18:18
Fair go Ian!! It's bad enough for us old codgers as it is because we can actually remember being reliant on them. We dont need to be reminded!! Aaah, but you have made the happy memories come flooding back, bee's buzzing around the neck & that special taste that only the canvas can provide & the water was always cool even on the hottest day without the need for a Waeco or Engel or even ice or any other clap trap we seem to need these days to quench our thirst.

But why would you want to buy one ? Like, fair dinkum mate, I can understand people like Sir Kev & Darkie having a couple hanging on the "randah" at the back of his house & a supplier somewhere who will deliver him a new one if needed ( via horse & sulky ?? LOL) But that's Sir Kev, & I think most of us on the Forum would agree he is different. LOL

Next thing you will be wanting a Silent Night Kero Frig to keep your beer cold!!Good luck in your search & all said in jest. Cheers :)
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Follow Up By: Member - Ian F (WA) - Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 at 18:41

Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 at 18:41
Barry, we had an old kero fridge and do remember Mum making home made icecream. Only problem it was hard not to set it too cold and to stop the bloody things from smoking.
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Follow Up By: Member - barry F (NSW) - Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 at 18:59

Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 at 18:59
Yes Ian I also remember the home made ice cream from one of these old frigs, in fact I still have a tray from the freezer compartment of Mum's & I now use it as a watering trough for the many small lizards that live in our back yard!!

Mum used to use a thing that I think was called"gelatine" that was supposed to somehow make the ice cream "set" but it somehow made the ice cream a bit sort of crunchy!! A bit like as if it was dosed up pretty well with uncooked rice!! Anyway, poor old Mum used to feed us pretty well so I only have fond memories of what by today's standards were "hard" times, but back then were just normal for most people & I would not swap them for quids.
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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 at 19:16

Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 at 19:16
I'll let you know a little secret Barry, SWMBSO used to work for Streets Ice Cream making the Ice Cream hahahahahahaha

Nothing wrong with a Canvas water bag, they are just like the mighty MAROONS, gotta "Love 'Em" hahahahaha


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Follow Up By: Welldone WA - Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 04:39

Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 04:39
With this recent very hot weather we've been experiencing , I decided to make some "Ye Olde Worlde Homemade Icecream". You know the one that was allegedly in the "sealed section" of the Black Label edition of the CWA cookbook.

Ingredients:-
600 ml of whipping cream
2 tins of sweetened condensed milk
3 teaspoons of vanilla extract

Method:-
Into a large mixing bowl ,add the cream and vanilla extract, beat until the cream has increased in volume and is firming into "soft peaks".Add the tins of condensed milk one at a time while constantly beating the mixture. Once thoroughly mixed turn into an empty icecream container[ this recipe makes 2 litres] and place in freezer for at least 24 hours. Next lick clean the beaters, spoon, mixing bowl and emptied condensed milk tins, then reach for the insulin. This recipe doesn't need any further mixing as the air bubbles in the whipped cream keep it soft enough to spoon out of the container.

For a slightly less sweeter/fattening version , substitute one of the tins of condensed milk for 4 well beaten eggs.

Enjoy, I know I have:)

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Reply By: Member - Peter R (QLD) - Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 at 20:25

Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 at 20:25
I think this crowd might be able to supply one

Sar Major water bag

Let us know how you get on please

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Reply By: cobber - Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 at 20:51

Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 at 20:51
Had one on my Vehicle all through the 60ties and 70ties as a Stock Agent, Had it to low on the front bumper bar for a start, soon lifted it higher when I noticed a Farmers sheep dog was cocking his leg on my water bag!!!!........... I saw them not so long ago at an Army Surplus Store
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Reply By: Member - Michael O (NSW) - Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 at 22:12

Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 at 22:12
Mine got the flick after the driving lights went on the bullbar.

Had nowhere to put it...
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Reply By: Member - desray (WA) - Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 at 23:29

Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 at 23:29
Try here in Perth http://www.wellingtonsurplus.com.au/showProduct/CAMPING+-+TRAVEL/WATER+CARRIERS/WB0045/TRAILBLAZER+GENUINE+FLAX+WATER+BAG+16%22+MOTOR+MODEL
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Reply By: Member - Dave and Shaz - Sunday, Feb 28, 2010 at 18:03

Sunday, Feb 28, 2010 at 18:03
Check any camping store, I'm sure you'll find one. We bought one in a camping store in Bathurst (NSW) in early 2009. Did all the right things that the instructions told us to do, but the darn thing still leaks so it's folded up and behind the driver's seat :-<<

Any advice on how to get the thing waterproofed would be greatly appreciated!
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Follow Up By: Member - Ian F (WA) - Wednesday, Mar 03, 2010 at 22:15

Wednesday, Mar 03, 2010 at 22:15
Hi,
Sorry I haven't answered my original message but you have to soak the bag in water for at least 2 days or more and to kill the baggy taste put a little white vinegar in this water.
Hope this helps
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Follow Up By: Member - Kiwi_In_Aussie(Wagga) - Wednesday, Mar 03, 2010 at 23:01

Wednesday, Mar 03, 2010 at 23:01
also note THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO "LEAK" - that's how they work

The water that 'seeps' through the bag actually cools during the evaporative stage, which in turn cools the bag and contents - same principal as any evaporative cooler

Why a lot of people hang them off the front bullbars is that the air that hits the bag during driving also helps with the cooling process ( and it saves the back seat getting wet if you tried leaving them inside :-))

How do I know all this?

Well being a Kiwi I had never seen a canvas water bag until I came to Oz. So wanting to ensure I was 'suitably equipped' I too bought a canvas water bag (still can get them from most camping and BCF stores) did all the 'seasoning' as described in the 'operators manual' and, full of expectations, filled it up only to see water seeping through the canvas.

So I went through the seasoning process again - same result

Applied some Kiwi ingenuity and sprayed the entire outside with, spray on waterproofing' - still 'leaked' so threw the stupid thing into the rubbish bin

It wasn't until some years later when I was on a trip and had about 6 mates sitting around a camp fire all telling stories (both true and false - as you do) and I told them the story about 'that stupid canvas water bag' that I threw into the bin.

Couldn't understand why they were all rolling around the camp fire laughing like bloody Hyenas !!!!!

Needless to say I have now bought a 2nd canvas bag and use it with pride :-))))
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Follow Up By: Member - Kiwi_In_Aussie(Wagga) - Wednesday, Mar 03, 2010 at 23:08

Wednesday, Mar 03, 2010 at 23:08
add to above


The bags are 'usually' not made of canvas but actually a woven flax
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Follow Up By: Member - Kiwi_In_Aussie(Wagga) - Wednesday, Mar 03, 2010 at 23:10

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add to above

sorry but I keep on thinking of things to add about 1 millisecond after I push the ' submit' button

It is the fact that they are made of flax that gives the water that 'distinctive' taste that you will remember for the rest of your life everytime someone talks about water bags :-))))

like we are now ----ahhhh---- waterbag water--mmmmmmmmmmmmm :-)))
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