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Old 09-09-2015, 10:39 AM
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Upgrading to a filter

well, after a scorcher of a late-summer hike(hotter than i've hiked in a very long time) - and absolutely demolishing our water supply - i myself worked my way through probably six liters a day - i'm convinced it's time to change/update my method.

my old method(ClO2 tablets) just doesn't measure up, it's too slow - we didn't have enough water fill opportunities and wound up drinking well before the four hours were up(and boy does that water taste kind of funky if you don't wait). NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 09-09-2015, 08:46 PM
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Getting Pumped Up

For solo use I've been using Aquamira chlorine dioxide liquid for years now.
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Old 09-10-2015, 11:07 AM
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the liquid ClO2 sounds useful, but i prefer something that can be bomb-proof, that is, i don't know NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 09-10-2015, 06:20 PM
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I used a Sawyer Mini on an 83 mile kayak trip on the Lower Canyons of the Rio Grande Wild and Scenic NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 09-10-2015, 07:18 PM
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Another vote for Sawyer Mini. Used it on the AT in May. Connected it to the pump from my First need NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 09-11-2015, 12:08 AM
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What about a lightweight multiple filter approach? Sometimes you have time for the tabs or a gravit NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 09-11-2015, 12:14 AM
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Old 09-11-2015, 07:40 AM
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the frontier straw isn't a bad thought. while i normally tank up heavy when i do(t NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 09-11-2015, 05:11 PM
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First picture is my First Need Purifier (weighs 18.5 oz as shown)

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Old 09-13-2015, 02:50 AM
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The first filter I ever bought was the original First Need. Even in it's day it was bulky at best, NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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