I have just about assembled all my stuff for my first backpacking trip (dec 9th) its a close to home, 5 miles from civilization, chance to try out my stuff. One of the last items is water treatment. I will be using the tablets for back up and am torn between the katadyn hiker pro and the sawyer mini water filter.
I will be filtering water for drinking and for freezer bag cooking and coffee, also will have a dog along. I like to carry hydration bladder and I drink a lot of water on hikes.
any suggestions on choosing between the two or why something else may be better?