same here.  I switched from nalgene bottles to smart water bottles a few years ago, and I dropped the bladder/hose, all in the name of saving weight.

I rarely find a place where I need to hike with more than 1 liter, almost always can find a water source when I need to resupply.  Excepting a few places like superstition wilderness in AZ (winter for me) where one hikes from spring to spring.  On the boulder mail trail in escalante natl monument, carried 3 liters due to questionable G2 on water 'potholes'.  But everywhere else, Sierras, Bridger, Colorado, AT, only need 1 liter.

In the challenge to lower pack weight, the struggle is real, lol

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