Collapsible Dog Bowls - the Solution

#1
I usually have a problem finding decent collapsible dog bowls here - the sort of thing you can easily carry in your pack. The ones I've previously had leaked, and were a little too small to allow two muzzles in at the same time.

The solution - I found a silicone rubber flan mould at the local market for the equivalent of 3 Quid. It's about 10 inches across by about 3 inches deep so wide enough for both hounds to drink at the same time. When they've finished drinking it's easy to pour the remaining water back in to the bottle (it's 33C here at present, so I never waste any on a walk). It also rolls up pretty small to tuck into a side pocket on my pack.

Job jobbed!
 
#4
Alternatively, you could inflate a baby's swim ring and lie a bit of polythene loosely over it.
 

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#5
Piss in a puddle, if they are thirsty enough!
 
#6
Alternatively, you could inflate a baby's swim ring and lie a bit of polythene loosely over it.
Did you get that from Take a Break magazine? ;)

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#7
Air Berlin give out "Inflatable Frisbies" on their flights, which are actually thinly disguised rubber rings for the use of those residents of Chalfont St Giles, who find they have arses which resemble the national flag of Japan.

These are entirely inadequate as drinking bowls for dogs but may be just what you are looking for! (Take a Break eat your heart out)
 
#9
I use a plastic carrier bag which takes up no room at all.

It's not sturdy enough to stand up on its own but I carry a plastic bowl around and the bag sits nicely inside it. Works a treat.
 
#10
I use a plastic carrier bag which takes up no room at all.

It's not sturdy enough to stand up on its own but I carry a plastic bowl around and the bag sits nicely inside it. Works a treat.
I might be missing something here, but if you carry a plastic bowl around, why do you need the carrier bag?
 
#12
I might be missing something here, but if you carry a plastic bowl around, why do you need the carrier bag?
That's got me puzzled too - unless we're being had.

I've used the carrier bag trick a few times when I've left the bowl at home. I usually carry a couple in case the dogs crap where they shouldn't, or when I have my once a month rubbish collection on whichever trail I happen to be on. I always wear a 'Saigon Cowboy' bush hat when I'm walking, so I put the carrier bag inside that to give it a bit of support.

I did get a back-up water bowl recently (FFS, how sad is that?). Don't know if you've seen the 'flat pack' plastic flower vases, but the design is similar. It weighs an ounce or two, and lies flat in my pack behind my water bag.

BTW, I can't believe that a post about collapsible water bowls for dogs has gone to 2 pages.
 

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LE
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#13
I have tried them all and sold most of them in the shop but in the end a ditch full of stinky water is the dogs favourite.
 

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#18
just wear a plastic airsoft helmet, flip upside down for the dogs then pop back on as a cooling hat. a pith helmets might do if you block the holes up
 

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