[Cdt-l] Filtering Grungy Water

Bob Sartini bobsartini at gmail.com
Fri Feb 21 09:51:21 CST 2014

Sounds like the coffee filters I've used for ever.

On Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 9:46 AM, Barbara Nash <barbnashone at yahoo.com> wrote:
> One of the most genius ideas I have ever found for filtering grungy water
> (full of debris) came from Cubby & Boston.  It is described in Yogi's
> Handbook and on  C&B's trail journal gear section.
> Basically, you buy filter bags used in the production of biodiesel, take
> them off the wire hanger, cut 6  inch circles (you can get about five per
> bag), fold them into a cone & use them to pre-filter your gunky water.  I
> got mine from Duda Diesel
> (http://www.dudadiesel.com/search.php?query=%2Bfilter+%2Bbag&i=filterbags),
> but there are other suppliers.
> The reference at trailjournals is here:
> http://www.trailjournals.com/gear.cfm?trailname=9803
> We managed to get 6 liters of water out of some mud holes near near the
> Royal John Mine in NM using these (it was a miracle), and used them
> repeatedly at stock tanks.  They, of course, weigh next to nothing and can
> be a lifesaver.  I stick one in each resupply box.  They can be rinsed (if
> clear water is available), but better to have a new one when they get gunky.
> I don't know why more people haven't picked this idea up, but I rarely see
> them on the trails.  Check C&B's gear lists in all their journals for more
> ideas.
> Cheers
> Late Start
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