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Did a search but didn't find much. How do you guys and gals deal with thirst while boarding. I've seen some people ride with open beer/energy cans and it can be pretty funny when they fall.

I'm considering developing a flexible bottle that you can store your liquids in. Just curious on what your input would be. Would you purchase such a bottle to bring some liquor, water, Gatorade, etc. on the slopes?

Something like:
 

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i got the same platypus. it is awesome. easy to stuff in your jacket and holds a fuckton of water. super strong and won't break -- have fallen strait on it multiple times. also there's an extension that turns it into a camelback if you want that
 

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I got this too but don't carry it. Maybe I should...

Gum seems to work OK for short term and I also carry water / gatorade in my pack, when I have a pack. And a flask :laugh:
 

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I don't like the extra weight at all. Proper hydration the night before makes a huge difference. I usually drink water/oj/a beer on the way to the mountain and parking lot, then riding hard and going till lunch is no problem. I get thirsty but its not unbearable and its better than ridiing weighed down.

If you ride with a bunch of shit anyway, then the bottle you showed in the pic works great, I have several of those for my dog's summer hiking pack as well as a couple extra I carry in my own for her on longer hikes.
 

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Thermos with hot sweet tea in backpack, additional Camelback if hiking.
 

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I would be down for something like this. At the moment i get Aquarius - an sports drink sold here in Japan, in a 200ml or so plastic pouch thing like that Platypus.

Would be great to have a reusable solution - as long as it is tested for direct falls on it etc
 

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at the resort i'd just throw a small platypus in my pocket, or even better - two or three capri suns!

in the bc usually a nalgene bottle in my backpack or sled... not too long ago i picked up a couple of bottles of snowcone syrup from the dollar store. just scoop up a patch of fresh and drizzle on some syrup and :yahoo:
 

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Camelback. And I've always read that eating snow is a terrible way to fight dehydration as your body expends too much energy warming it up.
 

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Camelback. And I've always read that eating snow is a terrible way to fight dehydration as your body expends too much energy warming it up.
Im pretty sure this only applies to survival type situations... snow tastes delicious.

For me I get my hydration from licking frost off the steel on the chairlift.
 

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Early in the season the majority of our snow is man made. No chemicals are added and the drawn water is filtered.

That being said, I've seen stuff in the pond that doesn't "look" healthy. I've also seen the ends of our snow cane machines and they don't look pretty either.

I do NOT recommend eating the snow at Granite Peak in Wisconsin.

Personally, I fill a hip flask with vodka and always have cold PBR in my car which is located at the bottom of my favorite lift.
 

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when i go for big terrain......., Dakine heli 11L pack with H20 bladder (think it holds about 50 to 60oz of water), a great bag and the drinking tube is insulated too, highly recommend it!
 

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Quick run into a lodge or on-hill restaurant and slam a couple liters of juice/vitamin water at a time every couple hours...
 

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we a group of trees that we make our first run to and ditch a bunch of gatorade, redbull, H2O etc, then come back several hrs later to get hydrated

P.S. dont litter
 

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assuming you dont carry a back pack that flexible bottle would be good... until you take a good digger and it pops and your soaked... but usually i carry a bottle in the back pack and fill it up when i need too.
 

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I gotta agree with the hydration before in the form of a morning beer. hydration at lunch in the form of...beer, and DEFINITELY hydrating after with...beer. I mean, ill chug a big glass of water before each one too...but nothing quenches like a cold one.
My personal favorite is when me and a buddy carry a sixer up the first chair, have one each then stash 4 in the snow by a tree and voila, cold beer-breaks on mountain all day. i like beer.

Beer! by PSYCHOSTICK [OFFICIAL VIDEO] "Beer is good and stuff" - YouTube

Shred that is GENIUS!:eusa_clap:
 

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at the resort i'd just throw a small platypus in my pocket, or even better - two or three capri suns!

in the bc usually a nalgene bottle in my backpack or sled... not too long ago i picked up a couple of bottles of snowcone syrup from the dollar store. just scoop up a patch of fresh and drizzle on some syrup and :yahoo:
Couple airline bottles of vodka and you might have something here :laugh:

Oh wait...this was about hydration...never mind :D
 
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