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    Default Sucking hard or easy?

    Was wondering how much more "sucking" is needed when a sawyer mini is connected in line from a bladder to the bite valve? One person told me it was comparable to drinking a milkshake through a straw. Any others out there use this setup?

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    Not a direct response but the Sawyer squeeze takes applying some pressure

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    yes, takes a little work. i like using it with gravity setup.
    I'm so confused, I'm not sure if I lost my horse or found a rope.

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    unlike the Sawyer Squeeze the Sawyer Mini does not require any squeezing, it is designed to work with a straw and be used as an inline filter. At first I only noticed a very slight difference when used inline...no big deal, now I don't notice it at all. Great filter too.

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    If it helps, I've never used it in line with a bag. But I have used it for its intended purpose as a straw to suck water right from a source. The effort required is not that bad at all.

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    It sort of depends upon what kind of flow rate you require. If you're really thirsty and want to chug-a-lug, you're going to have to suck pretty hard. If you need a tiny sip, it doesn't take much.

    Given that you can pick one up for $20 at WalMart, I'd say it's worth the $$$ to simply test and see how well you think it works for you.

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    I have mine "in line" in my plattypus. (A Sawyer mini) I love it - the only time I have any trouble sucking water out is when air gets into it - then you have to suck really hard to get the air lock cleared, but other than that, I don't notice any difference in the use of the platty.

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