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#185832 - 06/20/14 06:38 AM Re: Walter Filter Preferences - maybe this question... [Re: Rick_D]
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Registered: 02/08/14
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Loc: Vancouver, BC
Here is how my Gravity conversion went (in Picture format):

DIY Gravity Filter


Worked great, and MUCH cheaper than a pre-made gravity system,


Originally Posted By Rick_D
The famous Jedi Hiker: "These are the filters you seek."

Great story--have fun with the Sawyer. I'll add that it can be cobbled into a gravity system too, if you get tired of filling that narrow-neck container.

Cheers,

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#185859 - 06/21/14 08:43 PM Re: Walter Filter Preferences - maybe this question... [Re: Sunkmail]
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Sunkmail,

That's a great DIY way to handle water.

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#185953 - 06/26/14 10:03 AM Re: Walter Filter Preferences - maybe this question... [Re: ndsol]
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Originally Posted By ndsol
Sunkmail,

That's a great DIY way to handle water.


Thanks.

In the field it's really handy to be able to separate the water back from the tubing (with a self-sealing quick-connect) to gather the water. I haven't tried it in a puddle yet, but in a lake, I couldn't be happier with it.

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#186023 - 07/02/14 02:21 PM Re: Walter Filter Preferences - maybe this question... [Re: Sunkmail]
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Sunkmail -

What is the hardware that you attached to the bag and to the filter? The pictures are great, but a text description would be helpful too - thanks.
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#186065 - 07/07/14 12:12 AM Re: Walter Filter Preferences - maybe this question... [Re: dylansdad77]
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Loc: Northern Arkansas
I currently use the sawyer mini and love it. I just got back from a 2 day camping trip and used it for myself and two other people and it preformed perfect. Filtered alge filled water and made it crystal clear and tasting wonderful.

I was wondering if anyone has experimented with hooking the sawyer mini up to a wide mouth nalgene bottle? if so what have you come up with. I want to be able to use the mini and let gravity do its thing into my nalgene.

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#186097 - 07/09/14 06:54 AM Re: Walter Filter Preferences - maybe this question... [Re: dkramalc]
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Sorry this took me a while to get to ... Life happened. smile

(I made the links bigger to make them easier to spot.)


Here are the bits I used in my Gravity filter build:

Filter: Sawyer Squeeze

Adaptors: convert squeeze to hose barbs
.................The Sawyer Mini has hose barbs integrated, so you can probably use it on it's own - A little lighter and a little smaller

Hose: Silicon Tubing

Various Hardware bits:

Bulkhead connector - For going through the 'dirty' bag

Stem to attache tubing

Filter Adaptor for inside the 'dirty' bag

Pre-Filter inside 'dirty' bag

On/Off hose clamp

Series of Quick Connects used - you have a lot of options here

(You want the 1/4" In-Line Hose Barb styles)


Bag - From a 3-pack of dry-bags I got at wal-mart (they were pretty cheap)


I melted the hole using a socket of the proper diameter (can't remember what size, sorry) for the bulkhead connector.

Everything else pushes together.

Here is the link to the pics again: DIY Gravity Filter

I carry the whole thing within the other bags in the 3 pack - one for just the clean stuff, and the other for everything, including the clean bag. Nice and small!

Hope this helps.

Cheers

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#196445 - 08/28/16 08:36 PM Re: Walter Filter Preferences - maybe this question... [Re: dylansdad77]
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Registered: 08/15/16
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I am planning a 4-day canoe trip this fall.

Recently I was researching portable water filters and bought a LifeStraw. Have you any experience with it?

I read a review and decided to buy it, but haven't tried yet.


Edited by aimless (08/30/16 12:17 PM)
Edit Reason: removed link to commercial site

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#196446 - 08/29/16 12:52 AM Re: Walter Filter Preferences - maybe this question... [Re: jeffmontgome]
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Where are you planning your canoe trip? Some water sources present problems that other water sources do not.

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#196469 - 09/01/16 03:29 PM Re: Walter Filter Preferences - maybe this question... [Re: jeffmontgome]
Backor Offline
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Registered: 08/30/16
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Originally Posted By jeffmontgome
bought a LifeStraw. Have you any experience with it?


Yes, LifeStraw filters have excellent reviews.
Over 5,000 reviews and almost 5 stars.

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