Create a Cheap "Camelback" Like Bag

Camelbacks are extremely useful for hiking, fishing, airsoft/paintballing, and many other outdoor activities, but the average $30 price for a decent one is a little too expensive for many. I made a few of them for under about ten dollars minus the bag and sodas.

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Step 1: Materials and Tools

You will need a:

*Hot glue gun with glue
*Scissors
*Phillips Screwdriver
*2 Liter Soda Bottle
*Pouch Bag
*3/8 " Rubber Tubing

Step 2: The Cap

Poke a hole into the cap with the Phillips screwdriver and widen it out with the scissors to fit the cap snuggly.

Step 3: The Rubber Tubing

Cut the rubber tubing to fit the size of the bottle and the person using it.
Remember to let tubing touch the bottom of the bottle so it can all of the water.
Put the tube through the cap and twist it onto the bottle.

Step 4: Gluing the Cap

Warm up the glue gun and glue around the edges of the tube to prevent from water dripping out.
Tape also works but I found glue looks cleaner and more efficient.

Step 5: The Pouch

Slide it in the pouch and you have made your first rigged "Camelback."

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    ducktape.mac

    8 years ago on Introduction

    oooh. i like it!! i will definitely do this. thanks for the instructables.

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    alan747

    8 years ago on Step 5

    This is a nice explanation on how to build a camelback

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    jewbare

    9 years ago on Step 5

     You should put air (burp) holes in the top area too, so you don't crush the bottle when you take heavy drinks

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    jrh065jewbare

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Glueing a cheap check valve in could work as well. It would work more like a store bought system I think.