- Jul 12, 2016 at 6:09 am #3413771
Erica RBPL Member
If you are using a Platypus Gravity water filter, the bag can be used to provide running water around camp. To turn off the water, lift the output tube into the vertical position.Jul 12, 2016 at 10:31 am #3413804
David ThomasBPL Member
@davidinkenaiLocale: North Woods. Far North.
That’s one of my justifications / rationalizations of carrying the 5-ounce Sea-to-Summit 10-liter shower bag on group trips. It saves trips to the stream / lake. It makes a convenient dispenser of water in camp (although the platypus bag allows a higher flow). It can be used to haul water for a dry camp. In an emergency, it could be used to haul 2 gallons of fire-fighting water if a camp fire was slightly out of control (and eliminates any reason to not completely soak any campfire before leaving). This is important up here because we have a lot of flammable ground and a fair number of human-caused fires are due to campers who start a fire highly on organic soil, unknowingly ignite the soil, and leave only to have a wind or time whip it into a blaze. Also, in a heat-stroke emergency, it is far, far easier to bring 10 liters of water to the victim than to bring the victim to the water source.
But mostly, I like to take a shower every day or two.
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