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    Default Is this neccessary?



    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?

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    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.
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    not really necessary

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    On the A-T, you're above the farms, pretty much always. Farm runoff is running away from you.
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    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.

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