Re: backpack water filters
- From: "Redelk" <redelk@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 1 Feb 2007 12:36:15 -0800
Thanks Hawker. Goin with the MSR Mini-Works.
On Feb 1, 2:00 pm, Hawker
You got it about right.
.3um is a good number. The smallest stuff that will hurt you is .4.
Make sure that is .3 absolute and not .3 nominal as some cheaper brands
cheat with. Ceramic is heavier is the biggest downside. So for
backpacking long trips there is some reason to go pleated paper (such as
the Pur Filter).
As for the funkiness. Just take them out to dry in the sun when done and
that won't happen. The more expensive ones (such as Katadyn) embed
silver in the ceramic to prevent bacteria growth (you called it
funkiness) so that is something to consider.
On 1/31/2007 11:47 PM, The digits of Redelk's hands composed the following:
I never used one before... lookin at ceramic vs floss... both filter
to .3, replacements are about the same.
I'm leaning towards the ceramic cause it lasts a lot longer and you
can brush it (like teefs) when it gets clogged.
I heard they can get funky if you don't let them dry, and crack if
they freeze when wet.
Also, these ceramics got a pump like a lever, floss is inline like a
Weight is about the same.
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