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Old 04-05-2013   #1
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Water Bottle filter

Any recommendations on water bottle water filter. One that allows easy filter change out and easy to get spare filters. Looking for something I can carry and just fill up in the river while floating. There are a bunch online just looking for any experience with these. Thanks.

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Old 04-05-2013   #2
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Check out Sawyer. They sell almost every part independently on their website.

and the filter works great as a gravity filter, so you have a good in-camp and on-river option with minimal gear duplication.

I've been using one for several years now and love it. I've used it as a gravity feed, but will be building a filter bottle around it for $6 for the filter bottler compatible lid they sell.

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Sweet thanks! I see they have a lot of products, thats the info I was looking for. When I googled water bottle filter a lot of stuff came up but not sawyer.

Sawyer® Products - Water Filtration, Insect Repellent, Sunscreens and More
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I've been using this Aquamira filter for two years and have liked it. The lid broke off but other than that I've been happy. The filter is around $10. I only looked on Amazon, but it looks like they may have redesigned it.

Before it I had a Katadyn bottle. Even new out of the package it was slower to filter than the Aquamira and the replacement filters cost almost as much as the bottle/filter was new.

Those Sawyer bottles look interesting. I didn't look into the replacement parts costs, but the initial cost is in line with the others at $36.
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The sawyers say they are rated for 1 million gallons. I just read the average human drinks about 16,000 gallons a life 2.5 quarts on average a day. I drink about 4 quarts a day.
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I've been pretty happy with this one.
Cleans well but has lots of parts to lose.

"You're gonna be doin a lot of doobie rolling when youre LIVIN IN A VAN DOWN BY THE RIVER"
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