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Old 12-17-2015, 10:15 PM   #7
Kalmia VT
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Water filters

I've not owned a Steripen but it seems like a good system for treating water in the northern woods. There are better choices than a lifestraw for water filtration for wilderness camping - check out the many small filters designed for backpacking, either operated as a small pump, or by gravity flow. Sediment, tannins, and algae will clog your filter, and it's really nice to be able to replace or clean the filter element on your unit. I'll usually pump a gallon or so of water as soon as i set up camp - that's enough to get me through dinner and breakfast and in my boat again in the morning. - Kalmia
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