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matt276

By matt276

21 February 2009 19:56

Is there a product out there which will allow me to catch rain water when I'm out wild camping?

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Country Walking magazine

By Country Walking magazine

Rain is the safest and purest source of drinking water when you're out in the wilds (as long as the kit you use is clean). We don't know of any devices specifically designed for this, but you can rig up your own rain-catcher with just a tarpaulin/survival bag/flysheet and some string from your pack, and sticks and stones around your camp.

Use four sticks as stakes and knock them into the ground in a rectangle slightly smaller than your tarp. Secure the tarp's corners to the stakes with string, making sure one end is lower to encourage run-off. Put a heavy stone towards the lower end so the rain runs down into a channel, then place a container at the end of the channel to collect the water flowing off the tarpaulin. And obviously, the bigger the tarp, the more rain you'll collect.

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Jordanesq

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Jordanesq says

Re: How do I collect rainwater when wild camping?

A bucket.

18 March 2009 19:00

mountainmachine

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mountainmachine says

Re: How do I collect rainwater when wild camping?

mmmm.... looks like and umbrella.  Get some guy lines and peg one out, make sure one without holes in the top for letting out the wind etc.

15 March 2009 09:42

robinjsmith

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robinjsmith says

Re: How do I collect rainwater when wild camping?

see below - not yet in production (for some reason!!!). It's reasonably light weight at about 1.2kg but that's about 1.2kg heavier than the pot/bottle/dry bag/cup/flask/bladder/crisp bag you're already carrying!

 

13 March 2009 12:58

BikerFool

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BikerFool says

Re: How do I collect rainwater when wild camping?

Wild camping in teh Lakes the plan?

13 March 2009 10:44

aultguish

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aultguish says

Re: How do I collect rainwater when wild camping?

Firstly, I can't understand why? Just carry your water with you or fill up at streams, rivers etc.

If you really have to collect rainwater, then just use your pans, cups, anything that will hold water really. It's best to create a trough in your tents flysheet and place a receptical underneath that (fills up quite quick).

I go back to my first point tho, carry water with you, we are not always guaranteed rain, no matter what the forecast says.

12 March 2009 22:33

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