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Whish:
Does anyone have any experience/reviews for backcountry water filters? We are heading out to Colorado this fall for an elk hunting trip and are planning on backpacking in and camping. I don't want to be bringing in any more water weight than I have to, to start with. I want the weight to be no more than a pound if possible and as small as possible, but still able to work efficiently to fill a couple water bladders when needed. I have my options narrowed down to four filters.
MSR Hyperflow, MSR Sweetwater, Katadyn vario, or Katadyn Hiker Pro.
Any thoughts about water filters?

fritz_monroe:
Only filters that I have are the Sawyer products.  They are in my BOBs and unused, except the test one I've used.  A lot of the thru hikers use them because they are light and do the job.  They also screw onto a disposable water bottle. (i.e. Smart Water)   But they are ceramic filters, so you can't let them freeze.

If I was in your situation, I'd probably have one of the camp sized water filters in camp and each hunter have a Sawyer Mini with a water bottle on them.  This would allow you to find water while out hunting.  Could easily run out of water while out tracking.

For the camp filter, I like the idea of the bigger gravity fed filters.  Just fill the bag and let it drip all day while you are not in camp.


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Mr. Bill:

--- Quote from: Whish on February 22, 2019, 03:20:21 AM ---Does anyone have any experience/reviews for backcountry water filters? We are heading out to Colorado this fall for an elk hunting trip...

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Good question, and it has been asked before.

Nodak Angler Forum, 7/12/16: Water filters for backpack hunting


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Spammer banned :happydance: but I'll leave the thread open.

Alan Georges:

--- Quote from: Mr. Bill on February 22, 2019, 08:18:08 PM ---Good question, and it has been asked before.
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Spammer banned :happydance: but I'll leave the thread open.

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Thanks Mr. Bill.  It's a topic that needs to be brought up from time to time because the technology has been changing so rapidly.  Here's a link to a recent survey at a backpacker site: https://sectionhiker.com/sectionhiker-gear-guide/10-best-backpacking-water-filters/  Interesting, because this is coming from people who use them regularly.

gnoticpasta:
I seen the Katadyn hiker pro was mentioned a lot in the other thread... I'd just like to add, i've used katadyn products for many years, and the hiker pro for the last 7-8 years for backpacking.  It's light at just under a pound (not as light as the straw types) and you can pump a lot of water with it.  The sawyer is good as well, but i think the pump has an advantage over the gravity/squeeze types.

2 cents.

Dan

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