[Cdt-l] Desert water Filters

bcss at bresnan.net bcss at bresnan.net
Wed Dec 28 10:34:05 CST 2011

The MSR Miniworks filters work great and are easily cleaned.  I've had one
for ten years that has never let me down.  The disadvantage is that they are
heavy.  The paper type pump filters are lighter and easy to use but don't
last very long.   


best wishes,


Jerry Brown (bearcreek)




best wishes,


Jerry Brown

(970) 403-3527    Cell: (970) 749-0496

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From: cdt-l-bounces at backcountry.net [mailto:cdt-l-bounces at backcountry.net]
On Behalf Of Scott Piddington
Sent: Wednesday, December 28, 2011 7:32 AM
To: Doug Carlson; CDT-L CDT List Service
Subject: [Cdt-l] Desert water Filters


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: 



And have a great hike!




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

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?



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