- Time of past OR future Camino
- September 2022
Not being a fan of water bladders, nor of having to reach around to pull my water bottle out of my pack's side pocket, I came up with this idea instead. (Please note that you can buy something like this on Amazon for $25, except that folks complain it doesn't always fit the lids of their water bottles.) I bought a 36" water bladder replacement drinking tube on Amazon... https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07M6MSTYM/?tag=casaivar02-20 ...cut off the end that attaches to the water bladder, carefully drilled a 3/8" hole in the lid of a Smartwater bottle (I smashed the first one... oops!), then inserted the tube through the hole and into the bottle. Voila... no more wrestling with my water bottle! My plan is to have a 2nd Smartwater bottle in my other side pocket, and once the first bottle is empty, switch out the lids and continue on my merry, well hydrated way. Buen Camino!