This will not hinder the performance of the Bugout and can be addressed the next time to refill the water bottle.
The Bugout has a similar shape to some other bowls, only the Bugout has received a Utility Patent and features the Automatic Water and Ant Barrier!
Your pet can get small amounts of metal poisoning from stainless and some grades of stainless even rust! The Bugout Pet Feeding System is made from Virgin plastic suitable for human food and medicine, Never recycled material.
No that will be up to your pet to chase away the birds.
The Bugout was designed to prevent ant’s from getting to your pets food and while it may keep out other crawling insects we have not done any testing as to which insects will be unable to cross the moat.
Absolutely in fact if you save a soda bottle screw cap you can fill 2 liter bottles in advance, cap them and take them with you.
After you fill the 2 liter bottle with water take your index and middle finger and cover the opening while you invert/turnover the bottle and when you are a fingers width away from the bottle nesting in the holster quickly remove your two fingers and dock the bottle securely.
If you get a small funnel you can fill the bottle from your filtered refrigerator door, filtered water device or even pour bottled water into the 2 liter bottle.