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We recently watched the documentary "Tapped" about the bottled water industry. It was pretty well done and highlights some interesting aspects of the history and problems associated with the product. Anyway, we still buy bottled water; particularly when camping, fishing, and while on road trips. It's just dang convenient being able to grab a cold bottle of water from a cooler much like a soda. We do try and re-use some of the better quality bottles. I've never tried those "hydropack" things, mostly because I like cold water. What's your approach to water while out wade and float fishing?
 

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When cooler camping , or floating with a cooler I use plastic jugs and freeze water. Then drink from them as they melt. When wading I use a Lifestraw. I try to not buy water.
I do the same thing. Serves two purposes. Plus no ice melt in the cooler.
 

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I used to only like cold water. Because I always drank cold water. It's all an acquired taste. I decided to adapt to drinking water at whatever temperature it is. I must admit that I'm not overly fond of 100*F water in the desert heat, but it's still better than not being hydrated.

We have a water filter built into the fridge at home, and I'm always filling my water bottle from it to drink throughout the day. I try to avoid buying bottled water because it's insanely expensive and consumes a lot of plastic bottles. Sure, we recycle, but it's even better to not produce those plastic bottles to begin with.

I have several water filters for camping and hiking use. That's been pretty important to me ever since getting giardia back in 1980.

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After hearing about the problems in Flint, Michigan, maybe we
should all be drinking something else?
They probably brought in 50,000 cases of bottled of water... seems like that's all you see at the natural disaster events.

I do the same thing. Serves two purposes. Plus no ice melt in the cooler.
Yes, I almost always freeze a couple of my refill bottles and use them as my cooler ice. That's why I try and keep the bigger and better quality water bottles (Aquafina) for reuse. Like block ice, they last much longer.
 

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I'm guilty they are just to easy to use. I need to keep track of my fluid intake for health reasons and I just set my four 500ml. bottles out every morning. If I am going somewhere I can take one or two with me, I know when I'm half way for the day and need to slow down on my drinking to make it last.

I know its insane to pay for and the waste it creates is horrible. My son has lectured me on it several times. I always recycle but I have seen the pictures of plastic floating in the ocean actually visible from space.

I do need to change my habit it really would be pretty simple. I think about it a lot.
 

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I'm guilty they are just to easy to use. I need to keep track of my fluid intake for health reasons and I just set my four 500ml. bottles out every morning. If I am going somewhere I can take one or two with me, I know when I'm half way for the day and need to slow down on my drinking to make it last.

I know its insane to pay for and the waste it creates is horrible. My son has lectured me on it several times. I always recycle but I have seen the pictures of plastic floating in the ocean actually visible from space.

I do need to change my habit it really would be pretty simple. I think about it a lot.
I'm in same boat. One medication I'm on forces me to drink water. Since I already drank a lot, I had to drink A LOT more. I try to keep an extra 4-6 liters.
 

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I guess I am just old school, but a glass under the faucet has worked for me for a lot of years. If I am going out, I take a bottle with me, but I prefer home tap.
 

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With a cooler, freezing gallon milk jugs of water works well.

Also have a filter than screws onto my Nalgene. Dunk it in the river to fill it up. Then have a uv light that takes 30 sec to kill all the bacteria and you're good to go.
 

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I guess I am just old school, but a glass under the faucet has worked for me for a lot of years. If I am going out, I take a bottle with me, but I prefer home tap.
I'm the same. I'm just thankful that my house is tapped into an artisan well. Unlike any well in my area. It's the oldest too. Original homestead of the area and original well. I fill up all my water containers right out of the faucets.
 

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It's ridiculous that people don't just drink from the tap. At home, from the tap. But, for 5 bucks I always keep a case of bottles in the truck. It's just too damn cheap to bother with filling containers. Yes it's lazy - but damn it's easy. And cheap.
 
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