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Lauren Hudgins
Water generosity and the 3L Vecto

Water generosity and the 3L Vecto

Before the 3L Vecto was available to the public, Nick Ferry was invited to give it a try. He rigged up two innovative methods of using the 3L Vecto during his two testing trips. One was to turn his 3L Vecto into a shower, the other was to use a trowel to guide water from a very low stream into the wide-mouth opening. Nick's impressions I took the 3L Vecto on two backpacking trips, totaling 15 days. My first impression was how durable the Vecto is. There was a stretch of the trail where I wasn't sure there would be water, so I filled up the Vecto and shoved it in...

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Lauren Hudgins
Hydration Horror Story Contest Winner

Hydration Horror Story Contest Winner

Happy Halloween 2018! We asked you to send us stories about the worst of the worst water you have ever had to filter and drink for our Hydration Horror Stories contest. You sent us some terrifying tales of contamination and dehydration. Here are our three "favorites". We'll publish "honorable" mentions on Friday, so keep your eyes peeled for some more horrifying water stories. Since these stories did not come with images, we've added some for extra disgust. Our winner will receive a 3L Vecto. Runner Ups Dead Meat Years ago, I was in a Boy Scout troop that spent a lot of time learning...

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Lauren Hudgins
Hydration Horror Stories Contest

Hydration Horror Stories Contest

It's a creepy time of year and we are having a scary story competition. Tell us about the most horrifying water you have ever had to filter and drink. When you're in the backcountry you can't afford to be picky about your water sources or you'll die of dehydration. We want to hear about the worst of the worst: unnatural colors, wiggling invertebrates, dubious sludge, decomposing animal carcasses in the trickle of a creek. While we encourage you to tell your terrifying tale with macabre melodrama, stories must remain true. Bonus points for including a photograph of your gross experience. Sharing...

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Lauren Hudgins
The Desert Advantage of the 3L Vecto

The Desert Advantage of the 3L Vecto

You asked for it! Our 3L Vecto is here as of August. A few lucky Cnoc gear fans got to test the product out. Here's a guest post from Angela Roberts about her experience with the 3L version while thru-hiking the PCT with her husband. Keep up with their travels on their blog. Water in the desert is a precious element. It’s also rare to come by and does not often come through rushing streams or rivers— which is why my husband and I have chosen to use Cnoc products to make our thru-hike easier.  We carry two water bottles each and throughout the desert...

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