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Hurmmark 07-07-2019 10:17 AM

Water bottles and camelpacs
 
Casual question: whatís your take on wearing a camelpac in a parade thatís over a mile long and heat index in 90ís. We are a paramilitary band some carry bottles and some (one) myself tried a camepac..... be kind

el gaitero 07-07-2019 10:48 AM

Re: Water bottles and camelpacs
 
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Originally Posted by Hurmmark (Post 1338675)
Casual question: whatís your take on wearing a camelpac in a parade thatís over a mile long and heat index in 90ís. We are a paramilitary band some carry bottles and some (one) myself tried a camepac..... be kind

Uniformity...ok...all or none with same water bottles.
Camel whatever...a nonstarter.

Jim Fogelman 07-07-2019 10:52 AM

Re: Water bottles and camelpacs
 
I think a Camelbak would get a bit annoying while trying to play pipes.

In our Fourth of July parade, I hung a regular water bottle from a strap on a carabiner from one of my sporran strap loops. Allowed me to drink when we stopped without it getting in the way.

super8mm 07-07-2019 11:12 AM

Re: Water bottles and camelpacs
 
That might depend on how you are dressed. You might take a old T-shirt and sew a pouch on it to fit a water bladder on it something like this.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Bagpipe-v.../bladder-M.jpg

And then with a dress shirt and waist coat over it you would never see it as all that might be visible would be the mouth piece which could be under a tie.

Hurmmark 07-07-2019 04:16 PM

Re: Water bottles and camelpacs
 
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Originally Posted by Jim Fogelman (Post 1338678)
I think a Camelbak would get a bit annoying while trying to play pipes.



In our Fourth of July parade, I hung a regular water bottle from a strap on a carabiner from one of my sporran strap loops. Allowed me to drink when we stopped without it getting in the way.



Actually with the pac there was less motion in getting hose to mouth, than band members using bottles, but definitely agree uniformity.....if I could of concealed the pac under shirt it would be better, but didnít work, so I wore externally some pacs are Sam brown or khaki which would be less noticeable than the black. Appreciate your views


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BaggyMcPipes 07-07-2019 10:40 PM

Re: Water bottles and camelpacs
 
I always wear a pack. We usually march in white shirt & tie with a gray vest- I find that the straps and pack itself blend-in to the vest well enough, (my pack is black and gray,) that it's hardly noticeable. And having the backpack is nice to pack a spare chanter with reed, some water bottles in case someone else needs a drink, etc.

Our band is far from paramilitary, so that's different, of course. But I don't find it at all difficult to play.

In fact, I have a photo here from the 4th of July parade- the hydration backpack was the least impeding thing I was wearing that day...

Hey- maybe a set of matching packs, with the band logo, so everyone is wearing them would be a way to go, eh?

However it shakes out- stay hydrated!https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...92113f6484.jpg

Hurmmark 07-08-2019 08:44 PM

Re: Water bottles and camelpacs
 
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Originally Posted by BaggyMcPipes (Post 1338688)
I always wear a pack. We usually march in white shirt & tie with a gray vest- I find that the straps and pack itself blend-in to the vest well enough, (my pack is black and gray,) that it's hardly noticeable. And having the backpack is nice to pack a spare chanter with reed, some water bottles in case someone else needs a drink, etc.

Our band is far from paramilitary, so that's different, of course. But I don't find it at all difficult to play.

In fact, I have a photo here from the 4th of July parade- the hydration backpack was the least impeding thing I was wearing that day...

Hey- maybe a set of matching packs, with the band logo, so everyone is wearing them would be a way to go, eh?

However it shakes out- stay hydrated!https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...92113f6484.jpg



Like the photo you couldnít wear another flag[emoji12]...lol. I like your idea regarding matching packs great food for thought, thanks. pipe on!


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