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[pct-l] TFO gatekeeper water filter-gear report
at 1/2 oz I had great hopes for this little sucker.
The company told me that it would fit on my platypus and it does. the
trouble is that if you squeeze the platypus you get a leak between the base
of the nozzle and the platypus --- of course I'm wondering if it is leaking
purifiied or contamimated water. If anyone one want to find out let me know
the results. I just had visions of being a human geyser. When I tried to
hang the platypus up as a grativy fed system the flow rate was VER VERY VERY
slow. The filter just doesn't have enough surface area. I had 2 filters and
tried them both on two different platypus' and concluded that I would not
risk it. I sent them back to the company for a refund.
So at the top of my list of gear the sucks industry wide is waterfilters.
Looks like I might try the Ray way and see how that works. Would anyone
care to comment on any personal experience with his system. I drink a lot
and am concerned that his system will have a high hassle factor and be time
consuming...but I think I'm going to try it anyway.
When I was a kid in scouts (in AZ) we easily hiked with 30 pounds. We never
had water filters, pads, heavy sleeping bags or stoves and our clothes were
smaller and lighter...it seems so hard to get back to the wisdom of a child.
Oh yeah...and we had rain making tube tents...didn't they suck!
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