questionswhat's a cheaper substitute to a camelback?

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I bring water bottles, but I tend to wander a long way from the truck... They are bulky and a pain to hike with...

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Not really a cheaper alternative, but you won't have to worry about not being able to drink random water you find when you do come across a water source.

http://www.lifesaversystems.com/index.html

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@sykotek: Those are truly awesome, But I'm a college student! lol

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Actually just keep checking steep and cheap dot com regularly. They have had a lot of camelbacks up there at good prices. I got a 3 litre+ hiking pack for about 60 bucks. They have had smaller ones for under 30 bucks.

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@claudicina: Yea! I understand totally after I saw the price of Camelbaks! ...I was just thinking of alternatives to carrying a heavy sack of water on your back was all. ^_^'

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@dontmakemehurtyou: If you mean me, I am a 34 year old boy... ;)

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Forget those expensive filtering bottles - just take a filter straw and drink from any source - http://www.amazon.com/Frontier-Emergency-Disaster-Preparedness-Survival/dp/B0014EAYUM

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woot has had them as deals numerous times in the past. Of course there's no guarentee and you may have to wait.