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Re: [at-l] Water Filters
- Subject: Re: [at-l] Water Filters
- From: "Kenneth R. Knight" <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2000 01:25:20 -0500
Oh boy. Everyone is going to have an opinion and the opinions will almost
all tout something different.... Here comes mine...
I've used my PUR Hiker and found it works well. Pumping is easy and seems
reliable. I've known a couple people who had real troubles with their PUR
filters, but I've also known some who really like them.
In milder temperatures I now use a gravity filter. I have a Safe Water
Anywhere Inline filter that is connected in between a large dirty bag
like my Platypus Big Zip 4 and a clean water bottle like a Nalgene, soda
bottle, or Platypus Hoser 2 (I'll probably use soda bottles on my
upcoming AT hike). Find your water, hang the dirty bag, attach the
filter, and let it drip into the clean reservoir. It isn't quite as fast
as a typical pump filter, but it is certainly fast enough. It gets what
needs to be gotten. If I were really paranoid I suppose I'd toss Aquamira
or something like that into the dirty bag and then filter (getting a
purifier), but for what I tend to do I'm not that paranoid.
The inline filter weighs considerably less than a typical pump filter
too. Perhaps 5 ounces including the necessary tubing.
** Ken **
** Kenneth Knight Web Design, IT Consultant, Software Engineer **
** firstname.lastname@example.org http://home.msen.com/~krk **
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