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Gravity water filters

June 6 2012 at 8:37 AM
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howard sprague  (Login HowardSprague)

OK, have any of you used the MSR AutoFlow gravity filter?

Been reading unfavorable reviews of the Katadyn BaseCamp and favorable comments about the Sawyer. I want simplicity, so the Sawyer is out for me. Negative comments about the Katadyn Base Camp include clogging, but I've also heard about clogging with the Hiker pump filter - which I have - and I have never experienced any problems with that whatsoever. And some people find a few minutes of pumping to be a tedious, difficult ordeal (what's the matter, you late for a nap in the hammock?)), something which is totally lost on me.
I don't want to hang multiple bags or make it look like the camp houses a dialysis clinic, and I don't want to learn some "backflushing" concept and I don't want to rig up some ingenious method of creating a better gravity filtration mousetrap. I want to hang one bag of water on a branch and let it pur/trickle into our smaller water bottles.

So it's between the Base Camp and the MSR linked above. MSR is an awesome company so I would expect a great product. Any experience with this one? Thanks!

....enjoy every sandwich.

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