[Cdt-l] Desert water Filters

Scott Piddington sp2mtns at yahoo.com
Wed Dec 28 08:31:54 CST 2011


Hi Trew,
I am a big fan of the SteriPEN. 4 thru-hikes and still healthy. My thoughts have already been posted here so I won't re-post the whole text. If you want to read my opinions, go to: 

http://www.spiddington.com/hiking/steripen.pdf

And have a great hike!
Voyageur




>________________________________
> From: Doug Carlson <doug-sue71 at comcast.net>
>To: cdt-l at backcountry.net 
>Sent: Wednesday, December 28, 2011 8:23 AM
>Subject: [Cdt-l] Desert water Filters
> 
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>OK- expert advice needed.  When it comes to filtering water in the deserts or arid areas what filter works the best for you?
>I have posted this question on the Backpacker forums and many who hike in the deserts say silt clogs filters very quickly.  they do not like the dip/chemical/drink treatment and the few that  respond say the MRS miniworks is the most reliable.  
> 
>So, hiking NM what would be the filter method of choice to avoid clogging and disease?
> 
>-Trew
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