found sawyer filters in stock $109 shipped

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  1. xm193

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    seems i bought one for 60$ NOT THE 02
     
  2. packman

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    the cheapest i found the 02 was $129 before i found this one.i thought it was a good price for the 02
     
  3. sadiesassy

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    Can I ask what is unique ( for lack of a better word)about the Sawyer vs other systems.
    I know therre are other systems out there.
    This seems to have a couple added parts
    Is it a higher capacity? Better filter - filters out? Because it can be configured a specific way?
    I see some larger capacity filters that seem alot cheaper. Some are a hook up betwwen a collapseable bucket - through an inline filter and into the final reservoir.
     
  4. xm193

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    its is a very efficient system that wiil last a million gallons basically a lifetime you can backwash and does a lot of water quickly uses a dialysis system i believe and filter down to .02
     
  5. packman

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    this was my reasoning. we live in an area where chemical contaminants are not a big concern[very rural,mountainous].i bought this for long turn shtf not bakpacking. it's ability to filter upwards of a million gals, if used properly,filters out 99.9% bacteria and viruses, non mechanical,backflushable.it has a good track record in third world countries,which this country is one financial miss step from.the flow rate is a little deceiving. hooked up to a 5gal bucket is slow but acceptable.i opted for the bucket kit so i can hook to a barrel,bucket or other containers..02 microns is a very fine filter.any silt or debris will clog it quickly.this can be solved by prefiltering water with something as simple as a tshirt.just my twisted logic
     
  6. sadiesassy

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    Thanks
    Yep prefilters help a lot

    If you are in rainy region. PLastic tarp directing run off into a barrel - Putting filter on top - 3 layer - larger debris , mosquito netting?, and as you said - somthing like a nylon material - not sure I would want cotton - at least not for an extended period.
    I could see having barrel with the spigot about an inch or so off the botton to allo some sediment items to drop to the bottom - clean out at times. Or pump it out and have intake that sits about an inch below the top of the water - avoid stuff on top.

    One of the issues I have played with - using a filter and then storing it. What is the best way. And when you use it again - is it still good? I think many recommend a very duilte chlorox flush and then air dry the memebrane for many days. Reflush it as you start to use it.
    I may check intot he back flushing idea.
     
  7. Pogue_Mahone

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    They have the .01 on that site too for $46. I don't get why the .01 micron is less than half the price of the .02 micron. What am I missing here?
     

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