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Re: [at-l] Water Filters
I am happy with a PUR Hiker for sections and weekends. I've had good quick
filters, no breakdowns, and no problems with the pump. I have found that
the filter will release activated charcoal as the filter ages and needs to
be replaces, which can interfere with the bite valve on a Platypus. Most
people have horror stories about my filter, although it is a popular and
commonly used filter.
I always carry PolarPure for a back up. This is the easiest and most
reliable iodine I've found, although s/w heavy glass container. Many people
take their chances and do not filter or sterilize their water. There are a
number of expensive but very reliable ceramic filters which may be cheaper
in the long run with rare parts replacement.
And there is always the infamous idea of ultra-violet light <VBG>.
Ain't gear talk fun!
At 04:39 PM 3/9/2000, Daryl Lucas wrote:
>Was interested in your opinions concerning water filter types. Best
>design, easy of use, reliability. Tips and suggestions too. Thanks!
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