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Ever Have Trouble Collecting Water?

Have you ever needed to fill your water container only to find there wasn’t enough clearance for you to get the opening of your container under the flow?  When water levels are low the flow doesn’t always shoot out far enough to catch the water, it rolls around the contour of the rock making it nearly impossible to fill a bottle or bladder. Altering the flow is an easy fix by using the windscreen from your cook kit to form a spout; or anything flat that won’t absorb water will work, even a broad leaf.

-submitted by JJ Mathes, Gossamer Gear Trail Ambassador

3 Responses to Ever Have Trouble Collecting Water?

  1. Amanda January 15, 2011 at 6:56 pm #

    Excellent tip/trick and I would never have thought of using a leaf.

  2. Reggie January 17, 2011 at 5:01 pm #

    Primitive tool making at it’s best.

  3. mossy mom October 29, 2012 at 11:46 pm #

    Nice! I can use my stove wind screen for this… or a leaf.

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