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Old 12-02-06, 06:28 AM
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I have two cages on the bike, 4 cages ( one is used for MSR fuel bottle) on the trailer, a 3 ltr Camelback MULE, and carry bottles under the cargo net on the trailer

The most I have carried is about 15 Ltrs ( 15 kilos)

I also have a filtration system

And I have still ran out of water. It all depends where you are. And the weather conditions, I did a one route when I used only about 8 ltrs, but the second time I did the same trip it was baking hot and got through all 15ltrs.

There is no sure fast method of working it out, just carry as much as you think you need, and don't be shy about flagging down passsing traffic, and asking for water, holding up an empty bottle lets them know why you are flagging them down. One woman gave me a 5ltr bottle once in Chile.

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