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Old 01-23-2012   #1
 
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Grand Worthy?Katadyn Base Camp Water Filter

Anyone have experience with these? Do they function well enough to trust on the Grand or other long trips on high sediment rivers with an extra filter or two. Thanks all.

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We're going to use those on the grand in March, except will not allow high sediment in them. Either get water at side streams, or use a prefilter or flocculant to settle the sediment. There was a good thread a while back about a central-vac bag to use as a prefilter.
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They worl great, I've owned one for years and the advice above is spot on. Carry a spare filter and be gentle while cleaning the ceramic and you'll have no problems.
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Dont expect any filter to last if water isnt clear when you filter it
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Thanks, not sure what you mean, what part of the filter is ceramic?
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Thanks, not sure what you mean, what part of the filter is ceramic?
Interior uses a ceramic filter for submicron filtration between the bladder and outlet. Submicron needed to prevent injesting cysts. Anything with those tiny pores can be clogged.

Read up on flocculation before using any filter. Then see if you can buy or "sample" a small quantity of chemicals from your local water tratment plant. Or just let your water sit still overnight before filtering it
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I own one of the Bag/gravity filters that you are talking about. For my grand trip about a year ago I choose to take it as a backup and rent a expedition Katadyn pump as our primary.

How well did the bag/gravity one work? Not sure, we didn't use it...

Given the same choice I will rent an expedition Katadyn again. Those things are SOLID and water isn't something to mess around with.
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I've used my Base Camp filter from Katadyn on 3 GC trips and a few other trips that were shorter. I much prefer the bag to the expedition filter even though it takes a little longer- at least I'm not pumping. We always use alum and settle the water before we filter. I replaced the filter element before this last Grand trip. Just know that it takes a little while, but at least you can sit and drink beer while you make water, or dinner, or set up your tent. . . just monitor it every half hour, or so.
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Nice, not too familiar with alum, where do get it and how much do you add to the water?
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There have been a few threads on Alum, and there is also a newish product (at least to regular folk) called Water Wizard. It is a flocculant used by water treatment plants, supposedly works better and less questionable health-wise. Info on that at the gcpba site or yahoo group.
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