Lightweight water filter system ?

Discussion in 'Hydration & Hygiene' started by Dippa, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. Gadget

    Gadget Section Hiker

    A soft bottle and a filter (or a filter in a soft bottle for Katadyn) elaborate?
    Better stay away from shelters and cook systems, it might blow your mind!! :p
  2. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    I have a collection of bottles in different sizes for fuel bottles. The pop-up lids are useful for pouring. Tall and slim, short or squat, there is plenty of choice even here in Turkey.
  3. Jim_Parkin

    Jim_Parkin Backpacker

    I've recently got a Sawyer mini and filled it up on Kinder yesterday from a small stream. I noticed the filtered water was still slightly peaty coloured - is that anyone else's experience? I'd have thought it would have been clearer.
  4. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    Nothing to worry about. There is plenty of coloured tapwater in the Uk, plenty of coloured whiskey too. The Sawyer is unable to remove the size of particle (tannins mostly) that creates the colour, just the same as the Mini won't remove other chemicals. Even 5 different activated carbon filters haven't removed the tea colour from water. My Mini's haven't ever removed the slightest amount of colour.

    FWIW, all the water that runs off Kinder is brown. Follow the watercourses down until they run over rock and they clear markedly. It's often brown at the Gates of Kinder; follow it down to below Kinder downfall and it usually runs quite clear.
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  5. Jim_Parkin

    Jim_Parkin Backpacker

    Thanks Pete
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  6. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    I find peaty water never filters clear, not just the mini Sawyer, same in a Katadyn Hiker and Katadyn Mini. Fine drinking it though.
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  7. Jim_Parkin

    Jim_Parkin Backpacker

    I thought it probably was working as expected - but haven't had much experience, so thank you both
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  8. Chiseller

    Chiseller Summit Camper

    I like my water like I do my Whisky... Big on peat lol

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  9. Enzo

    Enzo Section Hiker

    Filtered chalk stream still tastes like chalk stream too through a mini
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