[pct-l] Fwd: Camlbak All Clear
marmotwestvanc at hotmail.com
Mon Jan 5 18:19:52 CST 2015
My experience with a steripen is that they are unreliable. I cannot worry about such problems. Need my filter to work right every time. Sawyer squeeze is my new love. Have an adapter to filter directly into my platypus. I don't really squeeze it much. One bag seems to last about 800 miles. It starts to leak around the neck where duck tape won't work to fix it
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> On Jan 5, 2015, at 3:46 PM, Tim Umstead <tumstead96 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Actual I have used the Sawyer for several years; squeezing from both with
> the bladders and plastic water bottles. I have also put one inline and
> just sucked through it. My root problem is that I hike with my wife and
> two kids. Each person carries 2L of water. Do you realize how time
> consuming and tiring it is to squeeze 8L of water every time you have to
> fill up? I'm looking at getting four Sawyer Mini's, but I just saw the
> Camlbak All Clear and I was wondering how well it works. I do not like the
> SteriPen; from past experience.
> I saw thinking of tossing the bottle and just using the top. As long as it
> shines into a wide mouthed bottle for 60 sec. it will work. It also
> recharges from USB which means that my external battery I take, for
> changing cameras and cell phones, will work here also.
>> On Mon, Jan 5, 2015 at 1:19 PM, Dan C. aka Thumper <dofdear at cox.net> wrote:
>> Hi Scott,
>> The Mini and Squeeze filters are the same thread as a standard
>> soda/smartwater bottle. If you designate a 1/1.5/2 liter bottle as dirty,
>> then fill and squeeze into your clean receptacle. You can even use a
>> Sawyer adapter on the output side to go directly into your Platy/Camelbak
>> bladder/reservoir hose. As I said, there are several options, and without
>> the Sawyer squeeze bags.
>> Thumper aka dofdear
>> ---- Scott Williams <baidarker at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Used the Sawyer on both the CDT and AT after struggling with steri pens
>>> the PCT that broke down or simply used batteries faster than I could keep
>>> them coming in my resupply. The only drawback of the Sawyer is the
>>> weakness of their bags. Used as a squeeze filter, I went through 5 of
>>> on the CDT. They simply broke. I was obviously too rough on them. The
>>> threads are not exactly the same as a Platypus bag, which is much
>>> although some folks can finesse the two so as not to leak by using a hose
>>> washer in the Sawyer, I could never get them leak free.
>>> Then I hiked with Yoshihiro Murakami in the Winds and Glacier in 2013 and
>>> he had rigged his Sawyer as a gravity feed. It's simply done by cutting
>>> the hose of a Platypus hydration system bag (
>>> ) leaving about 4 inches of tube coming out of the bag. Connect the
>>> mini filter onto the stub of tubing and then connect the longer section
>>> tubing onto the outflow of the Sawyer, cut off the mouth bit and voila! a
>>> gravity feed that is cheaper and lighter than the one that Platypus sells
>>> and easier to use than the Sawyer squeeze. A hybrid that works. Also,
>>> because it is also softer on the filter than I when I used to squeeze
>>> on the bag by hand, that any particulates in the water aren't forced too
>>> deeply into the filter and are easier to back flush out of the system
>>> during cleaning. I used this system on the AT this past summer and love
>>> it. Simply fill and hang the bag and step back. The rest of the work is
>>> done by gravity.
>>>> On Mon, Jan 5, 2015 at 10:52 AM, Dan C. aka Thumper <dofdear at cox.net>
>>>> As an alternative to UV consider the Sawyer Mini filter. Costs and
>>>> less. No wait time. No batteries. Probably more reliable. Easily
>>>> adaptable to many hydration configurations and strategies. Check out:
>>>> and the alternative Sawyer Squeeze:
>>>> Thumper aka dofdear
>>>> Tim Umstead wrote:
>>>> Has anyone had experience with the Camlbak All Clear? I have had
>>>> SteriPen and all of them have failed, before I left the house. I'm
>>>> for something else.
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