I use 0,5 and 1L Tatonka stainless steel bottles. No PVC and BpA, unbreakable, lightweight - and you can boil water in them.
i have a 58 patt bottle, 2 x Jack Pyke ally bottles (400ml and 568ml or thereabouts) - one of these for day trips or similar and a 2 litre one (off fleabay) for bike camping.
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Millbank bag for water collection. 58 pattern water bottle for storing cooking water. Then a camelbak in a lightweight yolk for drinking, useful on its own for wanders from camp. Simples
http://www.strikeforcesupplies.co.uk/index.php there not on the website but I got one from the shop recently and he also had the larger millbank bag for groups. Might be worth an email or call.
I usually carry a Patt 58 bottle, crusader cup (boiling/cooking), PreMac pump, maybe a Platypus collapsible bottle and four puritabs (just in case)
i carry nato bottles and milbank and thats all, not many clear running water in essex.
any help would be grately appreciated
although I personally have abandoned my camelpak now in favour of carrying three 0.5L aluminium bottles that can be stashed around my pack/person. The main reason for this was the high maintenance of the camelpak, plus I prefer having the versatility of smaller bottles.
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Firstly, washing in a solution of bicarbonate of soda should help with eliminating the bad taste. In fact, leave a solution of bicarb' in over night and then wash out the next day. Secondly, after cleaning, store your bladder in the freezer until you need it next time. That will stop the build up of any bacteria. I do this with my Platypus bottles and they don't have any taint after well over a year.
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anyway's thank you very much again your always great help
best wishes to you both,ken