Bottle Bag Options

Here are some options for packing your Hydro Flask, Camelbak & Nalgene (or similar) water bottles. Sandwiched between is an overview of a similar product I reviewed several years ago.

So for whatever reason you’ve decided to standardize on a or you’re trying to decide what your best option is. Either way, you’re going to have to have something to pack it in. If there’s no room in your pack, here’s some great options.

Check the end of the post for the popular (and trendy!) options to fill out these pouches!

 

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First up is the Camelbak Max Gear Bottle pouch. It’s an insulated water bottle transport bag. It can securely fasten to any MOLLE attachment system. It’s made from Durable 500D Cordura and nylon webbing construction. It’s a complete zipper enclosure. It holds any .75 L or 1 L CamelBak bottle.

Get a Camelbak Max Gear Bottle Pouch

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Next up is the Maxpedition Bottle Holder. This uninsulated bottle holder is made from 1000-Denier Coated Nylon. It’s been  triple coated with polyurethane and a coat of Teflon  to repel the elements. It can securely fasten to any MOLLE attachment system. You can attach a shoulder strap to the available D-rings for a quick hike.

Maxpedition Bottle Holder – For Nalgene

Optional Shoulder Strap

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Finally is the Onoola Pocket Carrier for 32oz water bottles. They advertise that they will fit: Hydro Flasks, Lifeline Fiftyfifty flasks, Takeya Thermoflasks and  40oz Klean Canteens. It’s made from Neoprene, so it should offer some level of insulation. The front pocket is large enough to fit the iPhone 6, credit cards, keys, and other essentials – perfect for the gym, hike, or stroll around the park. The nylon shoulder strap is padded at a comfortable 1 inch width, and extends from 27 to 54 inches, making it ideal for both adults and kids.

Onoola 32oz Pocket Carrier for Hydro Flask

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I used to have a Chute. I found that it’s double cap system was awesome. I could open the small to drink or the large to fill with drink mix. Unfortunately I dropped it too many times and it shattered.

Get a Camelbak Chute

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Nalgene is long known for their quality. I’ve had several of them for years. I don’t like it nearly as much as the Chute. The wide mouth is hard to drink from without getting soaked.

Get a Nalgene

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I’ve never owned a Klean Kanteen, but lots of people like them. You can find lots of reviews on YouTube.

Get a Klean Kanteen

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I’ve also never owned a Hydro Flask, but Google seems to think it’s the TRENDY choice. It’s supposed to be well insulated and isn’t their artwork cool?

Get a Hydro Flask

Whichever option you decide, just don’t forget them at home!

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Day Hike on the Knobstone – 12-22-2016

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Day Hike on the Knobstone – 12-22-16 – Backpacking with Just Plain Phillip

I had a short hike on the Knobstone on December 22, 2016. I spent about 4 hours out on the trail. Sorry about the image quality. I have a better camera on the way!

The conditions weren’t bad. The trail was still frozen on the way in, so there were lots of little ice patches. On the way out it was a different story. The trail had thawed so it was pretty slick getting out. It took a little longer than I expected, but I was able to meet up with my sister and have a good afternoon.

I hiked in three miles to Bowery Creek to one of my favorite spots. The creek had running water, which I didn’t expect. So I packed a bunch of water for nothing!

While I was out I had some Starbucks Via Mocha (coffee is always a must on the trail). I also cut some wood and made a fire to fry up some spam and make some Spam Chili.

I had a great day out. Thanks for coming along! God bless!

Don’t give up because it’s hard

“In a world where you can be anything, BE YOURSELF!” – Etta Turner

A few weeks ago I was talking to my friend Aaron about making YouTube videos. He related that he enjoyed them and wanted to know if I’m going to make them again. I said that I didn’t have the time, talent, or equipment. But that got me thinking, I’ve been thinking about it for weeks.

TIME: I have down time when I don’t have more pressing matters. I waste a lot of time on things I don’t enjoy nearly as much as hiking.

TALENT: well that’s just an excuse for being lazy. I can talk to a camera. I’ve forgotten more about enjoying myself the woods than most people I know. It only takes a few thousand hours to get really good at something.

EQUIPMENT: that’s solved easily enough. I went and bought a $20 old Sony camera, and I have a Polaroid Cube on the way from Amazon as we speak. I still have my editing software on the computer.

So I’m going to sleep and when I get up, my first movie should be exported and ready for upload. I forgot just how time consuming it is to stitch those things together! I hope you like it, folks!

Thanks for the encouragement Aaron!

Where I’ve been the last few years

So for a couple of years I ran a hiking channel. I had a decent community going and even branched the channel off from my personal one. That’s about the time things got busy.

My third child came and i didn’t have time for it all anymore. Three years and a divorce later I find myself longing for the woods.  With my children a little older I also have some time, so here we go!

Late spring 2016 I went on a day hike or at the Knobstone Trail and I could tell I was out of shape! I’ve put the effort in the last several months trying to loose weight and build up muscle.

Things are looking better. I’ve been back out on the Knobstone several more times for day and night hikes. Spent a day out at Red River Gorge and one at Otter Creek Park.

I’m in the process of editing a few short videos I made last week and will post them this week (hopefully).

Hope you enjoy the shots from the gorge. It’s great to be back. Got any questions? Comment below.

 

First Post!

I’m just getting back to making backpacking videos. This is where I will blog about my trips.

A lot has changed in the last few years. I’m going to take it slow getting back in. I’m going to take the best of the old and combine it with the new.

I just took a trip on December 22, and I’ll be blogging about it soon and posting some videos to my YouTube channel, so look out for those.

As always have a great day and God bless!

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