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Camelbak Filtration System??

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by BerettaNut92, Nov 6, 2003.

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  1. BerettaNut92

    BerettaNut92 Member

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    Anyone use these? Are they reliable?
     
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    First I have seen it

    Is it for filtering water going INTO your Camelback....or are you supposed to put unfiltered water in the Camelback???:confused:
     
  3. curt

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    If its whaat i think it is its for removing the chlorine taste from water.
     
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    I've avoided those filters. To me, if I'm in the backcountry I want the water to be clean BEFORE it hits my hydration system. I may have to use the water bladder for other functions; in that case, I need the water contained inside the bladder to be pure and not contaminated.

    For example, if I am out in the woods and I have forgotten my trusty Nalgene Lexan bottle, my only water container is my Camelbak hydration unit. I want to boil some water to make pasta for dinner. So I grab my Camelbak and amble down to the lake to get some water.

    Option 1: with my pUr Hiker filter, I filter water directly into the Camelbak bladder. The Hiker's output hose is threaded into an adapter that perfectly matches that opening on a hydration bladder (or a Nalgene bottle for that matter). All water in the bladder and drinking tube are filtered. I take the filled bladder and dump the water directly into my cooking pot. 30 minutes later after adding pasta, sesame oil, garlic powder and crushed red pepper I'm eating.

    Option 2: with the Camelbak filter unit, if I fill the bladder directly from the lake, there is a possibility that the lake water is contaminated. If I want to make my pasta, I have to pull the water through the drinking tube (and through the Camelbak filter) to get it into the cooking pot. I don't know how to do this besides the old "suck and spit" method of transferring gasoline from car to car. In addition, my drinking tube and bladder are now possibly contaminated; I will need to thoroughly clean both before using the unit sans filter with clean water.

    IMHO, get a separate filter and you'll be better off in the backcountry.

    Justin
     
  5. BerettaNut92

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    why not that, and the standard filter and tablets for the especially paranoid? Other than cost is there a disadvantage? It's not like I have friends to eat out with or a girlfriend to take movies to :p
     
  6. TechBrute

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    That's an inline filter. You put crud water in the bladder and suck it through the inline filter.

    Here's a little attachment so that you can fill your CB from a filter setup.

    http://www.camelbak.com/mil/cb_prod.cfm?Product_ID=250&CATID=6

    HydroLinkâ„¢ Filter Adapter
    Our HydroLink Filter Adapterâ„¢ allows in-line attachment of all leading filtration and purification products. No need to fill a reservoir through the OMEGAâ„¢ or Screw Cap openings, just backfill the reservoir through the delivery tube assembly.

    MSRP (US only) -- $10.00
     
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