Dirty Water Bottles & Multi-Use Treatment Systems
Aug 4, 2020 at 11:54 am #3668832Scott HBPL Member
I am curious if anyone here has found an effective way to turn the Kadadyn BeFree Bag & Filter system into a storage bag which can also be used in conjunction with Aquamira drops or similar chemical treatment? I have heard that Hydrapack bottles are compatible and looking for a separate cap which can also be used with a chemical treatment system.
If not, do any of you have a preferred ‘dirty water bag’ system? My current system includes two -2 liter platypus bags with the BeFree as my dedicated dirty bag. I like the BeFree but would like to try and find a multi-use system which would prevent me from having to invest in another separate dirty water bottle.
Any experience or best practices would be greatly appreciated! My current base weight is below 10 pounds with a bear canister and looking to shred an extra ounce or two if possible.Feb 25, 2021 at 5:59 am #3701350MikekiMBPL Member
@mikekimLocale: Somewhere East of Montauk
If you have the Hydrapack two or three liter bags, the screw cap fits the 1 liter and 0.6 liter soft BeFree bags. Easy to carry one or two of the small softies in conjunction with the two or three liter Hydrapack bags and use AM.
When using AM, I use the 1 liter BeFree Softie and a 23 oz PowerAde bottle. The PowerAde bottle is easier to get in and out of pack pockets, and the softie takes up less and less room as it is depleted, crushes down to nothing when empty and seems to pack more easily than the standard shape one liter platty style bags plus it the wide mouth is easier to fill than the small mouth platty bags..
While I have the two or three liter Hydrapack bags as well, but I prefer the CNoC Vecto bag. It’s lighter and easier to fill than the Hydrapack bags. I can share weights on all if it helps you.
So my preference when using AM is one PowerAde bottle, a one liter BeFree softie and the two liter CNoC Vecto.
When using the BeFree filter I replace the two liter CNoC with the two liter Hydrapack. CNoC now sells a softie that uses the BeFree compatible 42mm threads so I may change to that for warm weather when using the BeFree.Feb 26, 2021 at 8:44 am #3701555Steve HBPL Member
Tangential perhaps, but question about using Aquamira. I currently use a CNOC dirty bag, a Sawyer Squeeze, a 1L Smartwater bottle & an Evernew 2L collapsible (love this one). When treating dirty water with AM, does that turn this bottle into a “clean” one or do you have to transfer the water or what? Are the bottle cap threads dirty/relevant? Newbie with using Aquamira (as is obvious). Thanks for any advice! SteveFeb 27, 2021 at 11:23 am #3701736bjcBPL Member
I often use AM at night in dirty water bag along with my water bottles so I have enough clean water for the night and to get away quickly in the morning. I do slop some over the threads as well. I do usually transfer what’s left to bottles when heading out but that’s for convenience not safety. I generally filter during the day.
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