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sheepguide

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Water Filtration Systems?
« on: June 10, 2011, 11:49:34 PM »
Just wondering what everyone packs when in the field for a portable water filtration system. Going to by one when I get on days off so just wondering what everyone is using.
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Re: Water Filtration Systems?
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2011, 07:32:35 AM »
We have an MSR Miniworks EX.

Works well and is light. It does seem to have a lot of parts but so far haven't lost anything. I like the way it does screw right onto our hydration packs so not much mess. I have found though that I tend to not bother with it most of the time because I'm rarely in spots that I think I need to use it. On prairie hunts it always seems your not that far from the truck that you need to set up camp so there's plenty of water there and in the mountains, at least where I tend to hunt, the water is fine right out of the creeks and lakes. Makes the wife happy when we camp or hike so I guess it makes me happy.

Either way I'd recommend this one.
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Re: Water Filtration Systems?
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2011, 07:53:33 AM »
Just wondering what everyone packs when in the field for a portable water filtration system. Going to by one when I get on days off so just wondering what everyone is using.
SG

I thought filtering it through the teeth worked pretty good, gets the big chunks out anyways.  :)

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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2011, 08:00:47 AM »
Just wondering what everyone packs when in the field for a portable water filtration system. Going to by one when I get on days off so just wondering what everyone is using.
SG

I thought filtering it through the teeth worked pretty good, gets the big chunks out anyways.  :)

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sheepguide

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Re: Water Filtration Systems?
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2011, 08:10:16 AM »
Yep been using the teeth filter for years. Not really worried about it just been looking at getting one. Leaning more towards the pump style for these backback trips as you can suck out of alot smaller water holes than what you can fill a water bottle in.
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Re: Water Filtration Systems?
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2011, 08:17:03 AM »
I use a UV light when I'm down stream of any camp, Just teeth in the high country.

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Re: Water Filtration Systems?
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2011, 08:32:32 AM »
Currently I use a Katadyn filter and it has worked the best of everything so far.  Had an MSR and it was a POS, used tablets and they have their place but you need to wait for awhile before you can drink the water so they have limitaitions.  Also have a Steripen but it seems like whenever i want to use it the dam battery is dead (everyone says you should pull the battery when not in use but its not real handy to do and is a PITA).

Even tried a filter straw but thought i might die after trying to use it...regardless of what others say, I cant suck that hard  :o

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« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2011, 09:02:03 AM »
I have used the tablets, a couple of different filter including one built right into the water bottle, but on a week long sheep hunt saw a buddy with a  MSR HYPERFLOW MICROFILTER - we all used his for ease of use and volume.

Liked it so much I bought one myself.

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« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2011, 10:03:12 AM »
Think im leaning towards a model such as the Katadyn Vario. Got good reference from a backbacker in BC I know so think it will do what I want. Now to just find one.
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Re: Water Filtration Systems?
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2011, 11:26:30 AM »
Heres the model i use..has been good for the 3 season i have had it and the price is not bad either.  I just removed the bottle adapter and other extra to shave some weight.

http://www.katadyn.com/caen/katadyn-products/products/katadynshopconnect/katadyn-water-filters-backcountry-series-products/katadyn-hiker-pro-1/
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Re: Water Filtration Systems?
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2011, 01:33:22 PM »
Thanks Reaper.
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Re: Water Filtration Systems?
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2011, 09:38:31 PM »
I have an ancient MSR Miniworks. It's been good. I'm pretty sure it's had many times it's value put thru it in replacement cartridges.

The one thing I really like about it, and maybe other manufacturers do this now also, is that it screws right onto wide mouth Nalgenes or my MSR Dromedary bags. Less hands/hoses required at the side of a stream is a good thing in my books...

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Re: Water Filtration Systems?
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2011, 11:41:46 AM »
I have used filters and Iodine tab's. I prefer the tablets and one less item to pack a filter.

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« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2011, 09:23:30 PM »
Yep been using the teeth filter for years. Not really worried about it just been looking at getting one. Leaning more towards the pump style for these backback trips as you can suck out of alot smaller water holes than what you can fill a water bottle in.
SG
We've used the pump style, can't remember the make or model, sorry.  Worked well, but all that pumping is time consuming.  I'm sure you can get different models with larger capacity pumps though.  If you go that route you'll want to take an extra filters.  Ours started to plug off after a few days.

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Re: Water Filtration Systems?
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2011, 01:12:29 PM »
Yep been using the teeth filter for years. Not really worried about it just been looking at getting one. Leaning more towards the pump style for these backback trips as you can suck out of alot smaller water holes than what you can fill a water bottle in.
SG

They would be handy for that. Sucking it up and spitting it back into a water bottle is WAY too time consuming, although it is filtered twice with the teeth that way.