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Water filters/purification #1045620 03/23/20 07:42 AM
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So Iím going to be upgrading my water systems. Iíve got a Berkey for home use and an older Katadyn hiker for backpacking/BOB but itís 10 years old at this point. So I ordered an MSR Trailshot to try for a get home filter and day hiking filter. Now Iím considering an MSR MiniWorks or a katadyn hiker pro as an upgrade. Also might try a sawyer mini as a cheap inline filter option.

What do you guys use?


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I have some Katadyn filters here, Gravidyns , Combis, and Pocket models. They are for emergency usage, as I don't hike much anymore. I bought them new over time as part of my preparations.


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Smart man. I was talking about this with my mother in-law and she was kinda shocked she had never thought about the fact they might need clean water if country water service would be interrupted


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Sawyer mini. Not the best solution in the world, but works ok.


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How cheap they are I want to pick one up to test


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I keep one in my wife's car; never had to use it yet. They seem to have received pretty good reviews.


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I think I paid 19-24 bucks for mine.


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^^^ Sounds about right. You can normally buy them at Walmart.


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That's where I got mine. AND they come in 2 flavors. The squeeze one and the "Regular" one that can be used as a gravity feed if you want, so be careful about which one you get.


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It wouldn't hurt to have both kinds. wink


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Yeah I had thought about that as well. Might look into the squeeze one when I get paid. grin


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That's why I have multiples of each filter, in case family or neighbors needed to filter water as well.


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