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#1 socal duckie

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 08:34 AM

What do you guys use for filtering water?

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 08:38 AM

MSR Sweetwater for a hand pump and a Katadyn base camp filter for base camp... I have no complaints about either and have no reason to go shopping for something else. Ed F

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 08:40 AM

I have a Katadyn hiker model and base camp. Just like Ed I have no reason to even research others...
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 09:10 AM

Second katadyn hiker!!

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 10:08 AM

Been using my MSR for 15 years. It used to be the smallest, lightest,etc. but not now. Still works great.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 10:26 AM

http://www.rei.com/p...ze-water-filter

might have to pick one up. 3oz

What ya think?

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 11:57 AM

http://www.rei.com/p...ze-water-filter

might have to pick one up. 3oz

What ya think?



Stick with the Katadyn or MSR hand pumps.............
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 12:46 PM

Going to try the Sawyer filter this year. I have reasons: First, I'm a gear whore and second this thing weighs 3oz's. Thanks to Rosinbag I no longer go in the field without Katadyn tabs either as a primary or back-up, they weigh almost nothing.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 12:49 PM

I might also test drive the Katadyn base camp, haven't decided. The MSR Sweetwater is a great option too.
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 12:54 PM

Lots of good info. Thanks guys

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 01:18 PM

Katadyn- for the money you can't beat it.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 04:25 PM

For the right conditions the sawyer would be good, but I think it would be more place specific. A katadyn is everyplace specific. If your an occasional backpacker I would think katadyn or any pump would make more sense.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 04:40 PM

I looking for a base camp filter and a back pack filter. Think im going to look for one for my 5th wheel also. Going to set up the 5th wheel with solar panels ......going off the grid!

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 04:58 PM

For the right conditions the sawyer would be good, but I think it would be more place specific. A katadyn is everyplace specific. If your an occasional backpacker I would think katadyn or any pump would make more sense.


What conditions are you referring to as "right"? As long as you can get water in the bag, you can filter it.
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 06:48 PM

Mine is a MSR. not a small unit. But I have filtered water out of some pretty nasty pools of water. With no problems.


Im putting it to use tomorrow. :smiley-thumbs-up-aqua:

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