Need a Compact Water filter
Posted 17 July 2016 - 10:23 AM
Posted 17 July 2016 - 10:40 AM
I always have a cooler in my truck mark..cant help you there pal.
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Posted 17 July 2016 - 11:49 AM
Posted 17 July 2016 - 02:19 PM
I use Katadyn.
I have read a lot about what Ambush has said and he is spot on. Lots like the squeeze, but you better have some clean water to start with.
Posted 17 July 2016 - 05:42 PM
Clear water and you can filter a full bag in seconds over and over, faster than any pump.
Posted 17 July 2016 - 05:46 PM
I know this is maybe a stupid question and a little off topic......But as a kid, I spent many hours in the Sierra's with my dad deer hunting & fishing......We rarely ever carried water with us......We drank out of streams & lakes.....Never got sick.....What has changed?
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Posted 17 July 2016 - 05:59 PM
Posted 17 July 2016 - 06:11 PM
I've drank plenty of unfiltered water in the sierras all moving and clear
Posted 17 July 2016 - 06:13 PM
I would think mostly from fear. Way back when many didn't think of brain eating amoeba's in their water supply.
Also with more people in the woods I would suspect this has changed the micro organisms bio diversity which could lead to more problematic organisms found in water that you use to drink. Pure speculation on my part, but there could be some literature on this subject somewhere.
Posted 18 July 2016 - 05:31 AM
I have used a MSR for about 15 yrs and it always works with most any water. Cleanable and fairly quick.
New ones are even more efficient. I thought of getting a gravity feed one, but NM does not have much sources for that.
I will still drink from a spring source once in a while and high elevation clear lakes. I used to drink from most anything.
Doing a stint in water quality & management for parks along with work in Sierras community water delivery showed me how easy it is to get e-coli,let alone girardia and other crap. I don't swim in public pools anymore either without a shower right after.LOL
I carry a bunch of my well water in my trucks & when I camp. I find clean water sources to refill.
I have iodine pills in 1st aid kit for back up,but hate them. Straws would be useless here,IMHO.
Posted 21 July 2016 - 07:21 AM
I'm with Hank on this one. Too many opportunities for idiots upstream to fowl the water. And e-coli or giradia will definitely take the fun out of your trip.
Posted 15 August 2016 - 06:54 PM
Posted 17 August 2016 - 09:28 AM
No but with that little Hiker model, filling a collapsible water jug to keep in camp for the duration of the hunt, and a few bottles/bladders can easily take that long. I prefer to do it once every few days rather than a few times a day. A gravity bag is much easier. Let it do its thing while hung in a tree while you are free to set up camp, make dinner, etc.
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