Water filter

Discussion in 'Backpack Hunting' started by Kgkimerer, Sep 17, 2018.

  1. Kgkimerer

    Kgkimerer Well-Known Member

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    What water filter to get? Planning on 4 of us backpacking in the spring on a Merriams Turkey hunt.
     
  2. Hand Skills

    Hand Skills Well-Known Member

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  3. kbaerg

    kbaerg Well-Known Member

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    I have been using the katadyn gravity camp 6L system. Got it for Christmas, have used it about 3 times so far and will use in about a week for my elk hunt. Works great for our needs to fill hydration packs and cooking with.
     
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  4. jasent

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    Love my katadyn hiker pro. Plenty big enough for 4 people
     
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  5. tankgijohn72

    tankgijohn72 Well-Known Member

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    Platypus gravity or similar. If you need water for 4 people its much easier to let gravity do the work instead of you pumping it. Pumping water wastes so much time.
     
  6. Mike 338

    Mike 338 Well-Known Member

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    +1 on a gravity feed.
     
  7. Kgkimerer

    Kgkimerer Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!
     
  8. 1Moose

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    I have a 10L Katadyn gravity feed for when I have the space, and it works great for multiple people in camp. I really like it.

    I also often carry the MSR Hyperflow, which is pump-style filter, when I need to reduce weight / volume. The flow rate of this filter is very good IMO. The manufacturer does caution that you need to prevent the filter element from freezing (I keep in my 1-person tent with me, or if only using a tarp, in my bag).
     
  9. Kgkimerer

    Kgkimerer Well-Known Member

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    Thanks all
     
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  10. Joe Hendrix

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    The Kayadyn Hiker has served me well for years now. No it's not the lightest and yes I have to pump it but I can filter a lot of water with it quickly. I have hunted in groups as large as 6 people. Most of them ask to borrow my Kayadyn eventually. I recently bought an adapter to pump filtered water through my bladder hose and into the water bladder without taking it out of the pack. I really like that.
     
  11. Timber338

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    I’m using the MSR Trailshot. It only weighs 5 oz’s and works great!
     
  12. Flare

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    I use the Sawyer squeeze set up into gravity feed. In fact I have two of them. Used only one when it took my family on a back packing trip. Works great.

    Corey
     
  13. codyadams

    codyadams Well-Known Member

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    I use the MSR gravity fed 5 liter, it is awesome. My cousin has the platypus gravity fed, pretty much same thing. they both work great, are simple (less to break than a pump filter....) and are very light. I would recommend a gravity fed filter, for pretty much any circumstance.
     
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  14. LostOnTheLlano

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    Have heard about these and will be ordering one to try on my upcoming hunt. Don't want to be tethered to a container.