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How To Make A Water Bottle Carrier

August 18th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Videos, climbing tips

Water bladders are a wonderful invention and they work very well for many uses. There are times that I do not carry a bladder, yet still want water very accessible. My solution to this has been to make my own carrier using a few simple items and a used plastic water bottle. In this short climbing tips/how to video I demonstrate how you can make your own water bottle carrier using old water bottles, zip-ties, duct tape, athletic tape and string.

I like carrying water off of my harness to lower my center of gravity, especially during steep climbing. If the bottle leaks from my harness, my jacket or sleeping bag don’t get wet! Another reason I like drinking out of a bottle is so that I know how much water is left! It can be frustrating while using a hydration bladder to be half way up a climb thinking I have plenty of water left only to discover I am sucking the last of it down without knowing it.

Climbing the north face of the Grand Teton.

I reuse the bottles several times until they start to get funky or develop a leak, then recycle them. I also like the price of these water bottles and holders!

May you have a safe, fun and successful adventure!

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Rock climbing up the classic north face of the Grand Teton.

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Help support with a great mountain biking Hydration Pack from Osprey or a Petzl Spirit Carabiner to attach your fresh new water bottle from!

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Stephen Koch // Aug 20, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    My pleasure. I enjoy sharing some of the things that work for me!


  • 2 Steven // Sep 9, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Thanks for posting the water bottle video. Clever. Steven, Madison, WI


    Stephen Koch Reply:

    my pleasure! thanks for checking it out.


    Stephen Koch Reply:

    You are welcome. Always wanted to visit Madison. Any suggestions for companies/schools/club to lecture/keynote/slideshow for?


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