kitchen closure strip for soft bladders

Discussion in 'Hydration, Hygiene & Health' started by Clare, Jul 30, 2020.

  1. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    Do you remember the days when you could get an Evernew water bag with orange plastic closure strip really cheap on Amazon? Those days are gone and I have decided that I need one tomorrow. Then I recalled that someone suggested using one of these kitchen closure strips on some other soft water bag. Looks like it should be ok. In fact looks exactlly like the strip that Evernew use, with the same yellow pressure tongue thing. Did anyone do it? Any problems?

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B077HRPP8L/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A3GA6S28DUYNY5&psc=1
  2. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    Yes
    I had a fox bite a hole in a 2l Evernew bladder last year, but it was just near the bottom edge, so I cut the base off and used one of those clips. I gave it to my LDP hiking buddy, and he used it for the Pennine Way and is using it right now. It has been fine. We are on the Pembrokeshire Coast path.
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  3. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    I made an improvised one but it was just in jest...

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  4. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    Just remembered that I replaced the Evernew closure for one of the ebay kitchen closures as the Evernew one was unnecessarily long.

    Cheap here, but not coming quickly
    https://www.plazajapan.com/4934048901004/
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  5. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    Yes I saw that but I’m leaving on Monday and fancy an open ended receptacle for dirty water. I’ve ordered some kitchen strip closures and will cut the end off my ‘wine bladder’ which I never really used for intended purpose. Enjoy the coast path. Are you with Ian?
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  6. Michael_x

    Michael_x Section Hiker

    Nearly went shopping. Alas the postage was rather high. :)
  7. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    Yes. Usual suspects.

    Have a good Pyrenean trip. We decided Scotland was potentially more viable than Spain this September.
  8. Heltrekker

    Heltrekker Ultralighter

  9. Heltrekker

    Heltrekker Ultralighter

    @Clare enjoy, I'm soo jealous, don't get unsplinted until the end of August :banghead: Roll on next summer....
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  10. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    Helen, I'm so sorry. You had hoped for much earlier unsplinting than that. Can you get away in September at all? it's too hot now anyway. Will be much better then.
  11. Heltrekker

    Heltrekker Ultralighter

    Unfortunately it's quite a complicated spiral fracture, I have a splint from fingertips to wrist. I'm allowed to do short walks where I live, but no way I can pitch my tent!!! I get the big splint replaced with just a finger strap on 25th August, will be doing that 5 day loop to Lac d'Izourt on 26th August :biggrin:. I can't finish the GR10 this year as the kids are back at school from 2nd September with a resumption of Mum-taxi duties, deferred until early July next year.
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