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Old 09-01-2011, 06:55 AM
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Water Filters (only) - What do you use?

Wasn't able to find any specific thread on this, but what type of filter do you use and why?

I've recently had an accident with my MSR Miniworks, and was wondering if I should buy a new one. I'm leaning towards the Sweetwater, but maybe the hyperflow, katadyn, or something else?

So what do you guy's have and why do you like it. Thank you in advance!

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Old 09-01-2011, 08:33 PM
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Old 09-01-2011, 08:54 PM
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Old 09-02-2011, 09:09 AM
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I use the Sawyer 2 liter gravity system, when I use a filter. The lack of a pump can be seen as a pl NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 09-02-2011, 11:01 AM
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I forgot to mention another unusual advantage to the Sweetwater. A lot of filter cartridges will ex NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 09-03-2011, 10:07 AM
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