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Re: Using a Water Bag
>I hereby submit my challenge to the "there is no dumb question" hypothesis.
>I leave in 2 weeks for a 3-month "however far I get this summer means
>that much less next summer" trip beginning at Springer. I just received
>a big shipment of equipment that I want for the trip. This includes the
>3gal. waterbag from REI.
>I'm sold on the usefulness of a waterbag -- I've made multiple water
>trips too many times. But now I'm staring at this thing for the first
>time up close (i.e., not casually seeing someone else use it) and,
>embarassingly, I can't figure the darn thing out.
>I see how I might push the valve up to get water out, but how am I
>supposed to get water in?
If yours is like mine, the entire valve is one big piece of soft brown plastic encasing a pour spout. Mine just yanks off. Grab the valve assembly along one edge, and roll/twist it towards you.
However, mine is so tight I can't get it off using my hands. I need to use pliers to get enough leverage. Its the main reason I switched to using the collapsible milk jug style with a screw-on valve and cap. The 2 ounces of extra weight from using it beats the combo of bag and pliers by almost half a pound.
It still use the waterbag car camping tho.
Hope this helps,
Lew and Catherine Middaugh