Sawyer Water Treatment System - 4 Liter
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Sawyer Water Treatment System - 4 Liter

Sawyer Water Treatment System - 4 Liter

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Think of water filtration in a whole new way with the quick and convenient gravity-powered Sawyer water treatment system. Utilizing a hollow fiber membrane filter, the Sawyer system yields 4 liters of potable water in as little as 3 min. Simply fill the i

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02/08/2010 07:47PM
I purchased this last year and have used it on two trips. Easy to use - no pumping, just scoop and hang and let gravity do its thing. If you are filling bottles/containers for a large crew on base camp - you'll need to make several trips out with the canoe, or bring all your containers with you and let the bag rest on the bow seat with the containers below. It takes a little while longer but still gets the job done. Nice product. Claims that it will do a million gallons before filter replacement - we'll see!
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08/20/2011 10:53AM
Took on a 6 day trip for two people. Performed great. Takes all of the work out of making great water. Flow did slow down as the trip went on, but this was expected. Easy to pack and lightweight. Love it.
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10/23/2011 10:29AM
I always used the base camp gravity filter by another company for my filter system. I recently purchased this unit as I did not have to replace a filter with this unit as I had to with the base camp unit. After using this unit I will probably sell my old base camp unit. This was just as easy to use; fill the bag and then hang it in a tree; but now I don't have to spend money on replacing the filter after every trip. You do have to back flush the filter with this unit, but it is simple and takes no time at all. I am very happy with this system.
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08/22/2012 05:47PM
I just got done using this filter on a 7 day BWCA trip with 6 people. The filter worked wonderfully. It slowed down a bit after a couple days. I just backflushed it and it performed beautifully again. Most of the water we were on was pretty tannic. I just had to backflush every so often and had no problems. While backflushing, I could see that the water that came out was initially stained, then turned clear. I knew then that I had backflushed enough and was able to resume filtering.
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11/23/2012 08:03PM
We used this for a week with 7 people. I would say it is the max i would go. I t did very well considering the dirty H2O we were getting. I would bump up to the 8 liter if i did that size group again. It would be perfect for 1-4 people. As others have said when it starts to slow down just back flush. I would fill up prior to hitting portages if they were going to be long and let it filter as I walked, get to the other side and fresh somewhat cool water to drink. Also very easy to filter as we moved across the lakes. Just fill the grey bag, put on top of the past secured with a bungee bob and put the blue bag on the bottom of the boat and in a few minutes nice filtered water. Never noticed any weird taste. Our bottles started to smell like fish after a couple of days but I contribute that to bottles needed to be cleaned.