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Old 08-18-2013, 10:54 PM
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I use the Katadyn Pump Style water filter. I have been using the same filter (I have changed the cartridges a couple of times) for many years. I have pumped water from gin clear creeks to nasty brown trickles during high mountain elk hunting trips. The Filter has never failed me. It is a little heavier than some of the "new & improved" systems out there, but it is bomb proof. No batteries, nearly indestructible. Something about drinking from the very water you are fishing ads to the overall experience. After this past trip I posted about, search “Amazing Idaho Back Country Trip”, the guy I was with went out the day we returned an bought his own Katadyn at the local REI. He was so impressed with the ease and the operation. Just my two cents,
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Old 08-18-2013, 10:56 PM
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I carry a nalgene with cold water, and if that runs out I have this in my vest:

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Do you have the lithium powered Steripen? My batteries are on their second year.

If a lithium unit is wearing out batteries that quickly, I would return it to Steripen. It is definitely defective.
No, I don't have the lithium version. I do use lithium batteries in the one I do have, which does last longer (maybe 4 gal), but I still carry an extra set of batts on every trip.

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MAD, if you don't mind, what was the failure you had with the Steripen?

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I went to REI today and purchased the Sawyer on their recommendation because of ease of use. I went with the intent of purchasing the Steripen but changed my mind. Almost all of my research focused on the Steripen device so I came home and did some reading on the Sawyer. What I found is that the Sawyer does not address "Viruses", which is of concern to me. Any thoughts on this aspect?

Viruses – Backcountry Drinking Water

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This is from the article you posted:

"Even in contaminated water, viruses tend to clump together or with inorganic or organic particles that often settle to the bottom of lakes and ponds. While these viruses are still active, they are trapped in bottom sludge so drinking water taken from the top is much less likely to be contaminated."


I have never had an issue using the Sawyer system, and I believe that as long as you don't collect water from near the bottom, your risk is minimal. Anyway, I always collect my water, regardless of the system I use, from the top third of the water column.

As to how long the filter is supposed to last, I can't remember off-hand, but I believe it's several hundred gallons.

I just went to Sawyer's site, they claim not number of gallons but years of use. Their claim is up to ten years. also, they do sell a version that does remove viruses; no idea the cost of that.

One last thing: I just remembered that the one concern with the system is freezing temps. If the filter actually freezes, it will crack. Which is where the Steri-Pen comes in for me.
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Chi, my Steripen simply quit working in the field. Fortunately, I always carry a few purification tablets as back-up, no matter what primary system I use. I know several folks that have had the same experience, while others are happy with theirs (for now).

I have used Sawyers for decades with complete satisfaction. The Squeeze is simply their lastest and lightest. If you are in the USA, viruses in the water are not a real concern. However, overseas in 3rd world countries, that is a different matter and I have a Sawyer purifier the removes viruses, but it is bulky, heavy and requires a prime.
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I use a Katadyn MyBottle and it is the best. It is a water purification bottle which means I don't need to carry water, because I can drink straight out of the river. I have been using it for a while and have never had any problems! They are amazing.

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I'm late coming to this topic but have the first generation Katadyn bottle and love it. I have drank almost every river & creek I fished since 2003. Can't go wrong with this product

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Another option is the LifeStraw. I carry one in my backpack for emergencies. Have yet to use it but it has great reviews and won several awards. At about $20, it's a pretty darn good primary or backup filter. Just a naglene and a LifeStraw and your set.

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