BOB Essentials Series: MSR Dromedary Bag

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Post by cougar » Fri Aug 10, 2007 5:21 pm

great wright up Gunny. Thanks for the info
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Post by JCD » Fri Aug 10, 2007 7:59 pm

Here is a different option

This is similar to your dromendray, except you just fill it up and let gravity filter the water. However I've never tested it.

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Post by Gunny » Mon Oct 22, 2007 8:55 pm

Bump per request. If you must get a collapsible water container, this is the one to get.

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Post by HurricaneDad » Mon Oct 22, 2007 9:29 pm

Hella good review, Gunny. I've been thinking about this very thing, for the very reasons that you stated.

Do you know how the DromLight stacks up against the Dromedary? Obviously, it's a "less" water bladder, but...

Where the HELL did you get the 10-l bag for $20?
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Post by Obiwan » Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:11 pm

I have a dromedary and they are a great watersack

But for backpacking, I use Nalgene Canteens...on longer trips I carry two

Each one holds about 3 liters and it just seems easier to fill one or two depending on the situation

And I feel more balanced carrying one in each hand, or strapping one to each side of my pack

best part is that you can drink out of one like a wineskin
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Post by crypto » Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:41 pm

Obiwan, these have a different use, to be quite honest. These dromedary bags are awesome for when you're at your campsite, and want water but only want to go get it once a day or so. If all you have is 2 nalgene bottles, you'll be going down to filter water at every meal (and then some).

If you've got this big awesome bag, you can just fill it once, and then use it until you need more water.

Gunny, did you say you froze yours? I'm thinking wintergeddon and that I dont want to hike down the hill to the lake 3 times a day. I guess I could just dump it all out before bed everynight so I dont have a block of ice in it in the morning.
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Post by kir » Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:26 pm

Thank you for pointing this thread out! It is just the sort of thing I'd like to replace my other less functional water bag with. ++

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Post by KYZombieHunter » Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:15 am

Gunny, where did u score the 10L for 20 bucks? 30 is the best I have been able to find.
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Post by Gunny » Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:34 am

KYZombieHunter wrote:Gunny, where did u score the 10L for 20 bucks? 30 is the best I have been able to find.
I know a guy who works for Campmor's customer service department.

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Post by Obiwan » Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:14 am

Crypto....reading is fundamental

I think you saw this


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Post by Obiwan » Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:15 am

One advantage to two bottles over one big one is that if one spills or leaks you only lose half your water
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Post by crypto » Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:10 pm

Ah so, Caine.
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Post by SharkChild » Tue Oct 23, 2007 1:58 pm

I have the DromLit Bag. It works. But I have not put it through hell like Gunny has with his.
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Post by Gunny » Tue Oct 23, 2007 5:31 pm

sharkchild wrote:I have the DromLit Bag. It works. But I have not put it through hell like Gunny has with his.
I haven't thrown mine off a cliff or anything, but it's withstood dozens of camping trips with impunity.

Honestly guys, you're getting hung up on a $10 difference. Buy one and you won't be disappointed.

On a side note, if you fill the 10L up about 3/4th of the way, it makes a pretty damn nice pillow.

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Post by Squirrley » Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:26 pm

I bet, I've found out that my camel back makes a pretty darn good pillow, and then you've got water right by your face all night.
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Post by Obiwan » Tue Oct 23, 2007 8:00 pm

Sloshing softly in your ear......do you find you need to get up and urinate a lot?
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Post by Squirrley » Tue Oct 23, 2007 8:03 pm

not with the camel back, cause there's no air in it. It looks like the whasiwhoozit bag that Gunny's yellin about shouldn't have any water in it either.
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Post by Woods Walker » Sat Nov 03, 2007 10:28 pm

How did I miss this thread? Nice review Gunny. :D
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Post by Jamie » Sun Nov 04, 2007 5:46 am

I just got one from Campmor because of this review...thanks Gunny!

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Post by docsven » Sun Nov 04, 2007 8:32 am

Thanks for this post. I will be picking up a couple to put in my BOB's.
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Post by Navygal_302 » Thu Nov 08, 2007 1:19 pm

Just got a brand 4L one off eBay for 29.95. Thanks Gunny.

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Post by TheFreakinBear » Thu Nov 08, 2007 1:42 pm

I want one... next time I'm in the area, I'm stopping by your house...I mean, Cabela's...it's pretty much the same thing I guess...
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Post by Obiwan » Thu Nov 08, 2007 2:28 pm

"your house...I mean, Cabela's...it's pretty much the same thing I guess"

:lol:

Yeah...my wife keeps asking me when the K2 expedition is stopping by to gear up so we can have our basement back :D
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