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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.

http://www.rei.com/product/858765/sawyer-fast-fill-hydration-pack-adapter-kit

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.

http://bit.ly/1dTrbpT

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.

http://source-military.com/product.php?id_product=33

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.

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(RogerDodger) - F

Locale: (...)
... on 12/06/2013 09:39:45 MST Print View

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Edited by RogerDodger on 06/23/2015 14:22:02 MDT.