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Old 12-01-06, 08:14 PM
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Originally Posted by creepingdeath
When I know it's gonna be a long time before I hit another store to resupply, I carry as much as 2 1/2 gallons. I can carry 2 one gallon jugs and a gatorade in the bag that fits on top of my rack, 1 bottle on the frame, and sometimes a few small bottles in the panniers. It throws the weight out of balance a little going up hills and stuff, but it's easy to get used to.
Yeah, that sounds familiar. I know I need to look into what is available around the Grand Canyon. I've actually thought of bringing a filter or iodine, but I haven't decided.

It's kind of funny how much water one can go through. This summer I rode with a friend and camped only two days. One bottle per person for cooking (each meal), a little for clean-up, some for drinking. It doesn't take long to use up a nice water supply quickly!

Thanks for your thoughts.
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