HI, been wanting to post a similar post,
Also been thinking of taking my camelbak's bladder into a tank bag but I do now agree with POB that the baldder is suspended by the CB, nevert thought of having the bladder getting mangled in a tank bag. They are not really the strongest...had mine voiding its contents in interantional flight, not fun having 2 litres all over ....in a airplane.
But my follow up question is, where do one store the extra replacement fluids?
POB mentioned that he was filling up his three to four times a day, I am planning to go through Mozambique, Tanzania in February *(not as hot as where you guys have been, but will be in areas with little access to clean potrtable water for few days...
Where and in what containers do one strap on 15 litres of H2O, on top of all the other "#¤. Do you guys take water purifying gadgets with or what or do you just buy the water along the way...even if it is suspect?
I ussually end up with 3-4 bottles strapped to the back of bike and then its just tedious with the things shifting etc etc...?
Another comment/question....was in Mozambique a few years ago with my buddy, he was wearing full biking jacket, and I had a mesh summer jacket (just pads on sholders and back) and he actually suffered more of dehydration than me. But then when it started raining (fe days non stop) I was drenched and he was snugg as a dry bug...what do you do in these extreme hot areas, do you compromise on jacket and go for a decent jacket decent protection (with sstaying dry) or do you just use a summer mesh jacket andhave a nice cool ride and just get wet when it buckets?
(sorry post got long!)