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#3244304 - 05/11/13 12:47 PM Water filters
Buzzard Breath
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I'll be packing into the Park for a few days to do some fishing later this month. I currently have a Katadyn Hiker Pro to filter water. The problem with it is that the nipple for the water in hose broke off on an elk hunt this past September. It was functionable but a PITA and I had to hold the bottom of the filter under water to pump.

For day trips, I just use a simple water bottle filter and fill it whenever I want a drink.

I'm thinking about picking up a Sawyer Squeeze filter and getting the adapters to be a gravity camp filter also. I like idea of the 1 million gallon filter capacity with the Sawyer.

What are you using and why?
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#3245617 - 05/13/13 05:26 PM Re: Water filters [Re: Buzzard Breath]
trealtree
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Chlorine drops work fine for low turbidity water. Cheap and easy. 5 drops per quart.
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#3245999 - 05/14/13 08:00 AM Re: Water filters [Re: trealtree]
Deck78
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We use a Berkey system. Not ideal for a backpack set up but if you're looking for a gravity fed camp set up then you might want to check them out.
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#3246585 - 05/14/13 07:47 PM Re: Water filters [Re: Deck78]
turk870
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stera pen
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#3247314 - 05/15/13 02:48 PM Re: Water filters [Re: turk870]
Brisco Darlin
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i've been wanting to get some type of filter. i still use potable aqua tablets.
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#3247713 - 05/16/13 07:22 AM Re: Water filters [Re: Brisco Darlin]
Buzzard Breath
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Problem taken care of. I've got a new housing coming from Katadyn. It turns out that more is not always better. When they recommend that you sterilize the filter with a couple drops of bleach in a liter of water, they do not mean that a quarter cup of bleach in a liter of water will sterilize it better. All the additional bleach does is erode the plastic.

I used to just use the tablets, but I see way too many piles of TP along the side to the streams for me to not want to remove the maximum amount of particulates as possible. I still think I'm going to keep looking into the Sawyer squeeze filter. The whole set-up appears to be cheaper than replacing just the filter on my Katadyn.
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#3248925 - 05/17/13 03:50 PM Re: Water filters [Re: Buzzard Breath]
BlountArrow
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 Originally Posted By: Buzzard Breath
Problem taken care of. I've got a new housing coming from Katadyn. It turns out that more is not always better. When they recommend that you sterilize the filter with a couple drops of bleach in a liter of water, they do not mean that a quarter cup of bleach in a liter of water will sterilize it better. All the additional bleach does is erode the plastic.

I used to just use the tablets, but I see way too many piles of TP along the side to the streams for me to not want to remove the maximum amount of particulates as possible. I still think I'm going to keep looking into the Sawyer squeeze filter. The whole set-up appears to be cheaper than replacing just the filter on my Katadyn.


When you settle on this let me know my brother is one of you crazy hikers and I'm going to get one for him in. I would like to add one to my hunting arsenal as well.
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#3249624 - 05/18/13 05:24 PM Re: Water filters [Re: BlountArrow]
Stalkhunter
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I use pro pur gravity water system and when Hiking the the life straw. Look for it on http://www.mypatriotsupply.com
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#3249625 - 05/18/13 05:25 PM Re: Water filters [Re: Stalkhunter]
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#3270721 - 06/18/13 09:00 PM Re: Water filters [Re: Stalkhunter]
1shot1kill
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