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Old 06-04-2015, 07:59 AM
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Ultralight water purifier

I have used the "First Need" purifier for years and I like having a "Purifier" (removes virus's), but I don't like the weight (1.5 pounds).

I now use the Sawyer Mini connected to my First Need pump. This pump works on the up and down it is fast (squeezing the Sawyer is Slooooow).

My last trip I ended up letting everyone use my system because they got tired of "Squeezing" their Sawyer's!

The Pic in [another thread] shows my 7oz system, along side the almost 1 pound filter that I don't use anymore!
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