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Re: TFO gatekeeper water filter-gear report

We received the below email indicating that there was a leakage problem
with our Gatekeeper Water Filter when used with a Platypus flexible water

TFO would like to send Jack a new filter and 32 ounce Flexi-Flask flexible
water bottle to replace the unit that he has.

Please provide your store address and indicate who the package should be
addressed to and the replacement will be sent immediately.

Please respond at your convenience.


TFO, Inc.
John Jaggi

At 09:32 AM 7/18/00 -0700, you wrote:
>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!
>off belay,
>Jack Young
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