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Old 03-15-2014, 04:21 PM
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ContainsImages Sawyer Mini & Aquamira Frontier Pro Water Filter Mod / Combination

The Sawyer Mini Water Filter is good option for water treatment in the backcountry. It's a 0.1 micron (absolute) hollow fiber membrane water filter that weighs a mere 1.3 oz (sans non-required accessories).

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Old 03-16-2014, 06:18 PM
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I like your modification. I used the Sawyer Mini as part of a gravity system on a recent hike in Flo NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 03-17-2014, 11:21 AM
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Old 03-17-2014, 12:08 PM
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I noticed you filter through the charcoal before the Sawyer. I can be as dense as heavy metals at ti NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 03-17-2014, 12:24 PM
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There is no important, scientific reason to use that particular order. However, the Frontier's outp NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 03-17-2014, 04:04 PM
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Old 03-17-2014, 04:28 PM
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Old 06-30-2014, 06:20 PM
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Thanks, Reality! I have a Sawyer and wish it did filter for taste, etc. Being fairly new to real bac NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 06-30-2014, 06:40 PM
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I'm glad my post has helped you.

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Old 06-30-2014, 07:56 PM
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I just found that Sawyer does sell a water filter adapter that would just add a male threading after NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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