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Old 07-21-2013, 05:53 PM
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Water? Life Saver water bottle

Looking at doing my first backpack elk hunt this year and was wondering if anyone has ever used one of these bottles and if it would be a good idea for weight savings instead of trying to take a lot or purification tablets.
Lifesaver Bottle - Portable Water Filter Bottle.


Thanks Brett.
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:18 PM
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Re: Water? Life Saver water bottle

A "water filter" is not (by EPA standards) a "water purifier".

Small bacteria and all viruses get throught a water filter.

I carry a Steripen Adventurer ultra violet light water PURIFIER -> Does the job on a liter of clear H2O in 90 seconds, cloudy H2O in twice that.


Katadyn Micropur chlorine dioxide tablets -> (1 per liter) These tabs are tasteless and FAR better than iodone tabs B/C, unlike iodine, they kill all bacteria and viruses. I use 3 tabs in my 3 liter hydration bladder at night. By morning teh water is purified as well as the drinking hose and mouthpiece.


If the Steripen shits the bed I always have the Micropur tablets as backup.
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Old 08-05-2013, 09:56 PM
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Re: Water? Life Saver water bottle

But if this system filters down to 15 nanometers and the smallest know virus Polio is 25 nanometers. And it states it filters all bacteria, cyst, waterborne pathogens and viruses.
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Old 08-06-2013, 03:06 PM
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Re: Water? Life Saver water bottle

DZ,

Let's say this filter does filter bugs that small.

1. It's STILL heavy and bulky compared to a Steripen and Katadyn chlorine dioxide tablets.

2. Filters almost ALWAYS get plugged up and filters this fine will be more prone to plugging.

3. This very fine filter will not be easy to pump.

4. ALL filters can freeze, thus will break and become non-functional in the cold.
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Old 08-06-2013, 03:14 PM
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Re: Water? Life Saver water bottle

A little Clorox does just fine too. Keeps your undies white as well.

If you only knew what was in your municipal water supply.........

Sometimes I think there is too much 'to do' about water. back when I was an Eagle Scout we just boiled water if we thought it might cause the poops or worse. I drank out of many streams when on outings and never got ill...and we used compasses not GPS and carried everything in rigid framed backpacks (I still have my Kelty btw). Back then, we didn't know about cysts or microorganisims but I'm sure they were there. Probably been there for a thousand years. We used sodium hypochlorite (bleach) and I still do.

IMO, nothing beats a cold drink from a mountainside stream or spring.

I tend to pay attention to locals when it comes to water. Last fall in NM, our guide told us not to drink the water (not that there was much anywhere). I had no issue heeding that. I figured he knew. What there was, was nasty stuff anyway.
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Old 08-06-2013, 03:23 PM
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Re: Water? Life Saver water bottle

Sidecar,

Make sure you have the correct type of CLOROX and the correct amount per liter.

Only pure sodium hypochlorate shoule be used.
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Old 08-06-2013, 03:26 PM
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Re: Water? Life Saver water bottle

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DZ,

Let's say this filter does filter bugs that small.

1. It's STILL heavy and bulky compared to a Steripen and Katadyn chlorine dioxide tablets.

2. Filters almost ALWAYS get plugged up and filters this fine will be more prone to plugging.

3. This very fine filter will not be easy to pump.

4. ALL filters can freeze, thus will break and become non-functional in the cold.
Not if you put some propolyene glycol in it.
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