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Carry your water in wide-mouth bottles rather than using a camelbak. Pack the bottles close to your body, so that your body heat will help to keep them from freezing.


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For the few day-hikes I did at around the freezing point of water, I still used a Camelbak-like thing (actually from Deuter). There was never a danger of freezing inside my backpack, but I kept it close to my back and more or less tightly wrapped in other gear. But most importantly, after the first hike where I experienced the tube freezing, I made sure to ...


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Many jackets for cold temperature have inside "drop pockets", large enough to carry a water bottle. (Also convenient to warm-up a gas canister before using it) If you have the extra carrying capacity, a thermos bottle with hot tea is also really nice when it's cold. If you're camping out, hot water in the bottle at night, keep it in the sleeping ...


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Water stored in your pack shouldn't freeze during the day. At night, keep your water inside your tent (along with any other gear that doesn't work well when cold, like batteries and stove fuel canisters). So the Platypus pouch in your pack is fine for carrying your water supply. The challenge is how to get that water to your mouth while you hike. Here are a ...


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