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Penny stove, hobo stove, canteen cup. What do you use to disinfect water and cook food? Discuss.
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water purification

Post by James » Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:58 am

What do you guys use? My set up is cheap and simple, but lacking.

I have a 2 liter coke bottle, sawyer mini and a pathfinder ss bottle. I filter, then boil.

Problem is chemical contaminents. Im always worried about fertilizer, or people dumping grey water in streams that i drink from. So i need something with carbon. I have been thinking about the survival pump filter. It has a small carbon filter and is rated at ..01 micron. Not sure how long the small element will last or if its even effective.

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Re: water purification

Post by Scratch4x4 » Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:24 pm

All i use is a Sawyer mini and boiling. I live in farmland so I understand your concerns for chemical contaminants. I just dont worry about it at all. Our city water supply annual report shows concerning levels of mercury, lead, and other nasties, so its not like you can avoid it all anyways.

I have heard lots of good about a platypus gravity filter though, and looked at it before. If im not totally off, i believe it has a carbon element in the filter. Charcoal maybe??

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Re: water purification

Post by James » Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:46 pm

I guess a little soap or farm run off never hurt nobody

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Re: water purification

Post by Scratch4x4 » Sun Jul 31, 2016 4:01 pm

Guess I was wrong on the Platypus.
https://www.rei.com/product/866422/plat ... em-4-liter

Apparently works the same way as a Sawyer mini, but only to 0.02 microns. And no carbon element. Sorry for the missinformation.

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Re: water purification

Post by saustin1967 » Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:35 am

I have a carbon filter that fits inside the neck of my dirty water bag. It came from one of those Brita bottles.
Works well between the dirty water bag/bottle and the Sawyers filter.
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Re: water purification

Post by BigJesse » Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:00 pm

I use my gut. Hasn't failed me yet.


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Re: water purification

Post by jeffro » Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:40 pm

I use a pot still. Spring water makes good mash.
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Re: water purification

Post by Pointman » Thu Sep 01, 2016 5:07 pm

Gravity works makes a small carbon filter that I use in line secondary to my sawyer to "polish" out any chemicals or heavy metals. Cheap insurance and no boiling necessary.

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