View Full Version : Is this neccessary?

06-21-2015, 11:56

I saw this mod, and I was wondering, is this really needed? Do you need a carbon filter on top of a Sawyer Mini in case of farm chemicals?

06-21-2015, 13:34
I suppose if your hiking where there might be a lot of run off from farms in the streams and ponds, it might help. How effective it is at removing chemicals would be a good question. For hiking the AT, I would not find it necessary.

06-21-2015, 14:29
not really necessary

Another Kevin
06-22-2015, 16:34
On the A-T, you're above the farms, pretty much always. Farm runoff is running away from you.

07-01-2015, 12:07
No it isn't necessary. There are places on the AT where you could find puddles next to or in farm fields but I'd suggest simply not getting your water from those places.

Personally I have a little carbon element for hiking in the white mountains because some of the water sources can have a bit of color or mossy taste to them but I seldom even bother putting it on.