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    Day hike and water filter test

    I snuck out this morning to do 4 mile hike and my oldest son tagged along ,, he said I need a baby sitter....

    The walk went well, I had intenionly loaded up with gear and water, to see if I could hump it all....

    And I got to play with my DIY water filter bag.. ( My version of the Sawyer filter and a bladder bag.)
    The filter and bottle was $30.00 from Walmart and the bladder was $4.88 from Academy.

    I had cut the tube and inserted the inline filter

    Here is some water that I pre filtered through a paper coffee filter,, it is still nasty and murky.

    This is that same water from the above picture , that was run through the gravity filter.



    It will run 32 oz in under 2 minutes.

    The weight of this rig is .54

    So far so good,,, I haven't had to sit on the crapper yet this evening....
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    in it for the naps oldgringo's Avatar
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    I saw some cows standing in a pond this morning, drinking, and all of the other things cows do where they drink. That would be the test.

    Ed Abbey said it best.
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    dang man your making me look bad haha, I havent been camping in a month or so. Looks good, Ive thought about trying a gravity filter out.
    Dale Gribble: I'm thinking, "new hammock." For me, laying and swaying in a hammock is like a steady morphine drip without the risk of renal failure.

    Randy : yea but just remember yer roots and where ya come from....you got Hennessy in yer blood son......

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    Nice Job Thanks for sharing.

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    Nice DIY filter Randy. I am going the gravity system as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    I saw some cows standing in a pond this morning, drinking, and all of the other things cows do where they drink. That would be the test.

    Ed Abbey said it best.
    Don't know if I could drink that water, even after filtering.

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    I just ordered the Sawyer filter bottle, same filter you have here in a drink from sqeeeze bottle, and will be testing it next weekend.

    Like the gravity system you've set up. Good work!

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    Nice pics, Randy. I love gravity filter, probably because I'm basically lazy.

    Glad to see you're getting out there more, Randy
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    You can find those 2 liter Game Winner bladders at Academy on close out for $4.88,the Sawyer filter is @ $28.00 ONLINE FROM Walmart and $30.00 in store.
    The Sawyer filter has good reveiws all across the net.
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    Great job on the filter Randy. I did sonething very similar several months ago and it's working great. I really like the gravity filter system. A tip someone passed on to me -- put a ziplock bag in your filter kit to use in low water situations to fill your "dirty" bladder.

    Be aware that the Sawyer filter in the Walmart drinking bottler IS NOT the same filter Sawyer guarantees for a million gallons. The Sawyer/Walmart filter is rated at only 500 gallons. It still filters to 0.10 microns however. I discovered this detail when I was researching filters and confirmed it with Sawyer directly. I decided to purchase the Sawyer SP122 3 way filter with the guarantee for about $45, which is the least expensive per gallon filter I know of.

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    Nice post, the gravity filter seems like a no sweat way to go!
    The more you know, the less you carry.

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