Light gravity feed water filter DIY

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Re: Light gravity feed water filter DIY

Postby ConnieD » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:04 pm

I wasn't being rude, posting those two video. Hikers have complained, that on a desert section of the CDT, that is the only water: cow sh*t water, out of a truck tire.

It seems that the video water filtration system has the hollow tube filter, like the Sawyer filter?

I know I am not going to test it.

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Re: Light gravity feed water filter DIY

Postby sudden » Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:43 pm

zelph wrote:I got sidetracked on "woodtrekkers's site" :roll:

Far Out-Heimo's Arctic Refuge (I only got half way through the video)

http://woodtrekker.blogspot.com/search/ ... ducational

Myths and Misconceptions About Drop-Forged Axes is right underneath the video. an interesting read.


Hey! You don't have time for watching videos. Get back to work on that burn test :mrgreen:

I'm watching it now. Just had to comment on the bush piloting. I have a flightsim program that covers everything from big jets to custom built planes but all I seem to do is fly around alaska and canada looking for those little river bank strips or grass fields on the edge of mountains :)
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Re: Light gravity feed water filter DIY

Postby zelph » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:10 pm

Bush pilots really earn their money. Last week on the Dicovery Channel there was a pilot that failed three times in his attempt to take off with passengers and gear. He had to empty half the gear in order to make take off.

Tests start tomorrow. :D
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Re: Light gravity feed water filter DIY

Postby oops56 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:22 am

zelph wrote:Bush pilots really earn their money. Last week on the Dicovery Channel there was a pilot that failed three times in his attempt to take off with passengers and gear. He had to empty half the gear in order to make take off.

Tests start tomorrow. :D

i like to see a night burn or is it to cold like here i got 2 alcohol stoves need to make a viedo but to cold :evil:
Man play with fire man get burnt

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Re: Light gravity feed water filter DIY

Postby zelph » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:10 pm

i like to see a night burn or is it to cold like here i got 2 alcohol stoves need to make a viedo but to cold



I could give that a try tomorrow evening. Not too cold, just cold enough to bother me :mrgreen: still have to wear a coat :(
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Re: Light gravity feed water filter DIY

Postby zelph » Fri Jan 17, 2014 6:46 pm

martinclukey wrote:As for water filters I have problems with them as well. Think about trying this DIY gravity water filter. If you are looking for an ultra-light gravity water filter for backpacking..thanks


Nice to have your heremartin. Thanks for your comment. It's nice to see this thread again and to review it's contents. The instructions sure are easy and the photos are supper user friendly. :D

http://gear-report.com/how-to-make-a-di ... ency-myog/

Look at the three comments posted at that site:

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JONNY
Posted February 24, 2012 at 2:14 PM

YOU SHOULD NOTE THAT THE ’500 GALLON’ NUMBER ON THE WALMART VERSION IS BUNK. ITS THE SAME MILLION GALLON FILTER THAT SAWYER SELLS TO ANYBODY – (THATS PER THE FOLKS AT SAWYER) IT WILL LAST FOREVER

THIS IS A GREAT IDEA!
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Jeff
Posted February 27, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Good to know, Jonny. I suspected as much, but didn’t want to speculate without confirmation. :)
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Mike
Posted March 22, 2011 at 5:54 PM

It’s useful to have an on/off valve on both sides of the quick connect. That keeps you from pouring water all over as you connect and disconnect the gravity filter from the hydration reservoir. Just make sure you double check they are both on before assuming your reservoir is filling up.
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