Feb 6, 2013 at 3:03 pm #1298923
Ok, so I need a cup for one purpose; getting water from a trickling stream or a flat rest stop sink into a tall container, like a 2L Platypus or a Sawyer filter bag.
I am looking for a very lightweight cup that has a kettle-style nozzle on it so I can easily get the water into the small opening on the Platypus.
Bonus points if it's a tiny titanium kettle that I can also cook out of, but I really want that little nozzle.
Let me know what you guys use!Feb 6, 2013 at 3:16 pm #1951487
Jake DBPL Member
@jakedatcLocale: Bristol,RIFeb 6, 2013 at 3:24 pm #1951493
twig .BPL Member
Cut the top half off a 1L Platypus, you can bend it into the smallest trickle of a stream and it will naturally form a spout for pouring into your storage platy, weighs next to nothing. I also use a lid on the storage platy from the hydration tube, (It has a large hole in the top) that I have fitted with a washing machine hose filter to strain out large floaties.Feb 6, 2013 at 3:26 pm #1951495
Obviously the not so obscure MSR Titan Kettle meets this requirement but I assume you are looking for something smaller.
I use a Gatorade bottle chopped not quite in half which will still hold >16oz of water. It nests inside my pot perfectly. I put graduated markings on it for measuring and I use it as a drinking cup when my pot is in use. This is a cheap and light solution and you can squeeze the top to serve as a pour spout.
On a side note, I'm going to use this to sterilize water with my Steripen adventurer when I do the Wonderland this summer since I've retired my Nalgene bottles and don't feel like sacrificing a 1L platy to serve this purpose.
Edit: "…that I have fitted with a washing machine hose filter to strain out large floaties." Great idea! I'm going to have to reconsider chopping the bottom off of one of these.Feb 6, 2013 at 3:36 pm #1951499
Steven ParisBPL Member
@saparisorLocale: Pacific Northwest
+1 on the cut platypus bladder. Cut at an angle so there is a "point" that makes for easier scooping in small spaces and easier pouring. It also makes (if using a bladder with a stand-up base to it) a nice little sink in camp to have extra water for washing hands, etc.Feb 6, 2013 at 3:42 pm #1951502
Never thought of sacrificing a platy, though, i suppose it's like an $8 scoop. not too bad! Thanks, everyone.Feb 6, 2013 at 6:06 pm #1951558
Jennifer MitolBPL Member
@jenmitolLocale: In my dreams....
I cut one of the cheapo sawyer bags to use as my spout. No need to waste a nice platy….Feb 6, 2013 at 6:42 pm #1951574
Actually, found an old Nalgene Cantene laying around. Chopped off the bottom 4 inches. Perfect!
My Sawyer came with one nice plastic bag instead of four useless ones.Feb 15, 2013 at 8:58 am #1954697
The GSI halulite kettle sounds just like what you were describing.
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