Monday, August 29, 2011

Gear Review: Dripping Water Collecting Device

On hot August Georgia days, it's a challenge to find water on ridge-top trails.  Many springs are reduced to tiny trickles which flow drop by slow drop from mossy covered rocks into large mud puddles.  Catching the drops in the relatively narrow mouth of a nalgene would take a long time because the mouth is so narrow compared to how dispersed the droplets are as they seep down the rockface.  What's a thirsty hiker to do?  

My favorite gear for such instances is my Special Super-Wide Dripping Water Collecting Device.  It's ultralight weighing only 0.1 oz and made out of ultra-thin plastic, attractively decorated with colorful and informative print.  It has an extra large area for collecting droplets of water-- nearly 5 times the collecting area as a wide-mouthed nalgene, so fills up 5 times faster!  Collect as much water as you need, then pour it carefully into your bottle to purify.  When you buy it at Wal-Mart, it's only $2.18 and comes with 8 tasty tortillas (be sure to remove these from the bag before use).  As with all of the best gear, it also has a dual-purpose and is large enough to store wraps for your lunch.
My Dripping Water Collecting Device came in handy on the Bartram Trail
Disclosure: I purchased this Dripping Water Collection Device with my own funds. I am in no way affiliated with the manufacturers of this item or with Walmart, and the opinions in this review are my own.

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