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Anyone familiar w/these?

I have a source for them at $12.....might buy one or two for a back up to my Steripen and to throw one in my daypack


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It's what I use!

Perfect choice?  No.  A "compromise" choice -- just like all other water treatment options out there.

I like FP because it is just about the lightest and most compact filter out there.  It is also eminently versatile!  You can screw it directly onto a Platypus (or similar) bottle and drink through the integrated bite valve.  Or you can remove the bite valve and use it as an inline filter.  Or simply use it as a gravity filter.

Not only is FP very light and compact -- it incorporates a carbon core -- so it will improve water taste -- unlike Sawyer filters!

So what's not to like?  Well, quality filters have pore sizes between 0.1 - 0.3 microns.  The FP pore size is a whopping 3.0 microns!!  That will block most bacteria and protozoa cysts -- but not the real tiny bacteria and certainly not viruses (if that is a concern).

You can use a filter to screen out the tiniest of stuff -- but it will be big and bulky.

Or you can rely on chemicals (chlorine dioxide) to treat all baddies -- and wait hours.

Or (like me) -- you can combine the two:

1.  Treat with chlorine - wait just 30 minutes -- to kill the tiny stuff (viruses and bacteria) -- then...

2.  Use FP to block the bigger stuff that take too long for chemicals to kill (protozoa cysts).  FP's carbon core will remove all traces of chlorine.


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Thanks Ben,

Question though. Is it an easy draw?? I had a few Bota bottles years back.  Great idea, bottle and filter in one...except for the fact that your eyeballs would end up sucked into your skull since you had to draw so hard on it.


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Thanks Ben,

Question though. Is it an easy draw?? I had a few Bota bottles years back.  Great idea, bottle and filter in one...except for the fact that your eyeballs would end up sucked into your skull since you had to draw so hard on it.

Definitely easy fodder for the "Out of Context" thread, but a good question.

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Not sure why you'd consider it out of context as he stated he uses it screwed into the platy and drinks directly through the filter.  My experience with something similar to that (or somewhat so), was it wasn't worth the trouble to try and drink through the Bota bottle...even if you squeezed it forcibly.

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@ wcolucci:

I used it hiking up Mt. Whitney -- twice!  :cool:

Remember, this cheap filter has a filter pore size 10-15 times BIGGER than those in quality MSR and Katadyn filters.  So you can expect an easy suck (DON'T put this on the out-of-context thread).  But remember also -- if you treat your water with chlorine -- you only need this filter to block the big (and hard to kill) stuff -- like protozoa cysts.

So, if you don't mind the 20-30 minute wait time -- the combo method is just about the lightest and most compact "do it all" water treatment system:

 o  chlorine - treat viruses
 o  chlorine - kill bacteria
 o  filter - block protozoa cysts
 o  filter - clarify water of sediments, etc.
 o  filter - improve water taste (and remove all chlorine taste)


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Is it an easy draw?? I had a few Bota bottles years back.  Great idea, bottle and filter in one...except for the fact that your eyeballs would end up sucked into your skull since you had to draw so hard on it.

You are supposed to squeeze the bottle at the same time….but you need the hand strength of an orangutan.

I saw one of these for the first time a Bass Pro Shop the other day.  I didn’t pick it up because of my experience with the Bota Bottle….I should have grabbed one anyway just to test…it was only 20 bucks

http://www.basspro.com/LifeStr....0011934


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Is it an easy draw?? I had a few Bota bottles years back.  Great idea, bottle and filter in one...except for the fact that your eyeballs would end up sucked into your skull since you had to draw so hard on it.

You are supposed to squeeze the bottle at the same time….but you need the hand strength of an orangutan.

I saw one of these for the first time a Bass Pro Shop the other day.  I didn’t pick it up because of my experience with the Bota Bottle….I should have grabbed one anyway just to test…it was only 20 bucks

http://www.basspro.com/LifeStr....0011934

Maybe you drink by tilting your head back, positioning the bottle upside down, then squeeze gently?    :;):

The Lifestraw looks very interesting.  It's got a decent 0.2 micron pore size and it's to filter 264 gallons of water (vs. FP's 50 gal)!  Wonder if this can be used as an inline filter?  A pity (but not a show stopper) that it doesn't have a carbon core to improve water taste...


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You are supposed to squeeze the bottle at the same time….but you need the hand strength of an orangutan.

hmmm..I should have used the left hand...but don't take THAT out of context


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