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What water filters are you using? #13925991 06/25/19
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I'm in need of a water purifier to keep in my kayak. We're going on some four and five day trips this summer, some river and some in Voyageurs National Park/ BWCA.
I need one that will easily purify enough water for two people. It will be used in northern Minnesota mainly where the rivers are clear and the lakes make you want to drink right out of so filter clogging shouldn't be a problem. Size and weight can be more that you may want to carry in a backpack but it still matters. Thanks

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Re: What water filters are you using? [Re: whackem_stackem] #13926021 06/25/19
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Re: What water filters are you using? [Re: whackem_stackem] #13926803 06/25/19
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Re: What water filters are you using? [Re: whackem_stackem] #13926971 06/25/19
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Re: What water filters are you using? [Re: KC] #13927026 06/25/19
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Originally Posted by KC
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Katadyn Hiker Pro


That's what I keep coming up with. Lot's of positive reviews


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Re: What water filters are you using? [Re: MontanaCreekHunter] #13927043 06/25/19
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Originally Posted by MontanaCreekHunter
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I always carry a life straw in my backpack hunting or for fly fishing in the Rockies.


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Re: What water filters are you using? [Re: whackem_stackem] #13927064 06/25/19
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Katadyn Pro Hiker has been my go to for years. I carry a Life Straw for day hikes. I use the Steripen as a backup to the Katadyn just to make sure all of the little critters are dead. Just spent 2 weeks in the Andes with this setup as I have the prior 2 years. Works great for my needs for water that definitely needs filtration and is not clear..

With the quality of water you'll have being so clear, you could most likely do fine with just the Steripen and do away with filtering altogether.

Good luck, sounds like a great trip.

Re: What water filters are you using? [Re: whackem_stackem] #13932598 06/27/19
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I have the Grayl and a Sawyer water filters. I got to use my buddy’s Grayl two years ago on a fly in fishing trip in Canada. I was impressed and bought one immediately upon returning home. I have used it in Colorado, Montana and Wyoming on hunting trips.
The Sawyer will filter nearly a gallon at a time. I used it often while camping and hiking in Montana this month. I would fill the Sawyer up with gray water and hang it up in camp. It would filter the water while I did chores or goofed off. The mountain water was fabulous.
The Grayl is quick so I keep it in my pack and grab a container full of stream water , press the filter down and then take off with a container full of mountain water.

Re: What water filters are you using? [Re: whackem_stackem] #13932909 06/27/19
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Sawyer makes stupid simple systems. That work.


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Re: What water filters are you using? [Re: whackem_stackem] #13934422 06/28/19
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I love the taste of mountain water after it’s gone through my Sawyer.

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Re: What water filters are you using? [Re: whackem_stackem] #13936336 06/29/19
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Huh - I may need to look at different models. Grabbed the MSR years ago and have been using it ever since.

Looks like there are some decent alternatives...

Thanks!

Re: What water filters are you using? [Re: whackem_stackem] #13939935 06/30/19
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My choice is an MSR hyper-flow. Works well for me. Fairly light, fairly small, does the job.

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Re: What water filters are you using? [Re: whackem_stackem] #13961165 07/09/19
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We used Sawyers last year but hated how slow they were. Switched to Katadyn Be Free's for this year, they are MUCH faster.

Re: What water filters are you using? [Re: whackem_stackem] #13961193 07/09/19
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I recently got a MSR Trailshot- for one person it thus far has met all my expectations- it lets me carry less water in water rich environs; I can fill my 20 oz Gatorade bottle in about 45 seconds smile.

I still carry a few Micropur tabs as a backup

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For incline bladder filters, I’ve been very happy with the Sawyer 3-Way and the RapidPure Scout.

For a base-camp style, the MSR Miniworks has been good.

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I have an ancient MSR Sweetwater. I've been wanting to try a RapidPure setup. I'm tempted to pick up a Scout and one of the zip top water bladders for use as the dirty side of a gravity setup. I know RapidPure has their own gravity setup, but I think I could put something lighter together.

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I’ve been using an MSR HyperFlow for the past 10 years and it has worked great. Easy to filter water for 2-3 people. I have had to use it in silty water, water colored tannins, and water full of algae. The filter cartridge definitely gets clogged up quickly in dirty water like this, but not sure how well other filters would handle the same conditions. This is the only filter I have ever used so I can’t compare to anything else. We did the scoop and drink method for many years on our mountain trips here in BC, until I got Giardia and almost sh*t myself to death for 2 weeks. I haven’t been without a filter ever since.

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Sawyer dip and sip when water is abundant, AquaMira drops when it's not.

Re: What water filters are you using? [Re: whackem_stackem] #13975471 07/14/19
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