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Jacob Mishler
(jaykup) - M
Refilling hydration bladder from spigot on 12/05/2013 14:39:27 MST Print View

Some areas where I backpack they have potable water in the area, and refilling the camelbak is a pain when the pack is full. The water filter I have can plug into the camelbak and fill it that way, but I don't see the need to bring it if there is potable water available.

Anyone have a way to refill while still in a full pack?

Brendan Yeager
(byeager) - M

Locale: New England
Try this guy on 12/05/2013 16:02:07 MST Print View

This Sawyer fast fill adapter should work provided the spigot is threaded.

I use one of these with my Sawyer Mini and love it. If the spigot is not threaded or is an unusual size you could bring a 6 inch piece of wide rubber webbing to hold the cap in place while filling without making a big mess.

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Refilling hydration bladder from spigot on 12/05/2013 18:15:06 MST Print View

For use at the trailhead, you could buy one of those hoses that fit to a home faucet and it has a shower head on other end. Cut it to what length you want and keep that in your car.

Edited by jshann on 12/05/2013 18:24:54 MST.

John Doe
(jessearl) - F
Source UTA on 12/05/2013 20:40:44 MST Print View

Check out the Source Universal Tube Adapter.

Jacob Mishler
(jaykup) - M
Re: Refilling hydration bladder from spigot on 12/06/2013 08:10:32 MST Print View

Thanks for the suggestions, the "Source Universal Tube Adapter" looks perfect. I like that it expands when the bladder is full and works with any type of spigot, threaded or not.

Roger Dodger
(RogerDodger) - F

Locale: Wess Siide
Re: Refilling hydration bladder from spigot on 12/06/2013 09:39:45 MST Print View

This is a common nuissance with refilling the hydration bladders in the sleeve inside the full backpack.
On this forum, or her personal blog, I read a post from "Christine (German Tourist)" a while back. Her work-around was simple and genius.

Take the hydration bladder OUT of the pack, and either strap it outside the pack, or the external kangaroo pouch or mesh pouch. So it is not getting squeezed by the other gear.

Edited by RogerDodger on 12/06/2013 09:43:57 MST.