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    Water bladder

    I'm getting ready for a tour of Big Bend Park in S. Texas. Water is a definite concern.

    I have 4 btl cages on the bent, but feel I need 2-4 liters more. Will be no room left in panniers for extra bottles.

    I'm looking for a bladder that will fit/hang behind the webbed seat of my bent, in a space 2" deep and about 14" wide. And I don't want to pay more than about $10-15 for it, as it'll be a one time use.

    Anybody got any ideas/experience for/with an inexpensive, reliable bladder? A DIY?
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    The first thing that popped into my head was this http://cascadedesigns.com/en/platypu...ulator/product

    It's more expensive than you wanted, but the case has D-rings which would allow you to easily hang it even from the outside of a pannier. That said, the Platypus bladders by themselves are extremely reliable. I have two 3 liter ones that have been going strong for over 3 years and I'm a bit rough on such things, so that says something. You could maybe rig your own bag to sling it behind the seat.

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    Thanks. After posting the question, a buddy volunteered that he had three 2 liter Platypus bags he'd loan me.
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    Dec30-Camelbak.jpg

    Camelbak Unbottle 100 is my choice here in the high desert...mounts right next to my seat.
    car very lite dude
    back on 2 wheels - future Big Dummy pilot!!

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    Check Wal-Mart - they sell some fairly inexpensive bladders.
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