The Day Hiker Hydration Kit provides you with the basics to stay hydrated while out in the field. The entire kit weighs only 1lbs. 10 oz. (without water), so even your kids could carry one.
The Day Hiker Hydration Kit starts out with the MOLLE Compatible Water Bottle Pouch, which can be carried using the two "D" rings, one on each side of the top, using a shoulder strap (not included). The Pouch can also be worn on your belt, or attached to a pack using the two 6" MOLLE straps on the back. When you get to camp, take it off your pack and use it as your "Day Hiker." You also have the option of a Coyote Brown, OD Green, or Black Pouch.
The main pouch, which is 10.5" tall x 4", holds a 32 oz. Nalgene Widemouth Bottle, a stainless steel Space Saver Cup, and a Universal Stainless Steel Cup Lid. You also have the option of substituting a Nalgene Stainless Steel 32 oz. bottle, instead of the standard Nalgene. Although we include a Water Purification Component, described below, you can also add a Sawyer Mini Water Filter as an additional option.
Standard 32 oz. Nalgene Widemouth Bottle
and Stainless Space Saver Cup
Optional Nalgene Stainless Steel Bottle
Universal Stainless Steel Cup Lid
The front of the main pouch has a 6.5" x 4" zippered utility pocket which contains a Water Purification component (described below) and you have the option of including a Sawyer Mini Water Filter.
Water Purification Component
Packaged in a zip closure bag, we provide you with two 1 Qt. Emergency Water Bags. They have a gusseted bottom which allows the bag to stand on its own. These water bags hold 36oz. of liquid each. It is 4 mil. thick and is sterile (there is a tear off tab on the top to open the bag for the first time). It has a roll down top which is secured shut with wire tabs specially designed so the ends are covered to prevent puncturing the bag. You simply roll the top down 3 times, curve the ends together and twist the tabs to secure.
Two 1 Qt. Emergency Water Bags
We also include 6 MICROPUR MP1 Water Purification Tablets for emergency disinfection of drinking water. When used as directed, the tablets release Chlorine Dioxide which is effective against Cryptosporidium, Giardia, bacteria, and viruses. Fresh tasting water - no unpleasant taste.
Keep in mind that the stainless steel cup shown above can also be used to boil water for purification. As an additional option, you can also add a Sawyer MIni Water Filter which will fit nicely in the front pocket of the water bottle pouch.
Optional Sawyer Mini Water Filter
As you can see, our Day Hiker Hydration Kit will definitely keep you hydrated during those short, or even long, excursions.