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    Post #17. Adaptation of Sawyer filter.
    Post #18. Further adaptation of Sawyer filter.
    While Y'all were speculating on Vaporware, I was using the BeFree. Although, to be honest, I used it because I was carrying it and wanted some experience in the field. I didn't "need" to filter the water I was drinking.
    You may return to your speculating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HooKooDooKu View Post
    I don't under why BeFree is being mentioned in a thread talking about Sawyer developing a filter that deals with chemicals, viruses, and heavy metals. Because if I understand the BeFree website, it's just the same 0.1 micro technology used in the Sawyer Squeeze and Sawyer Mini. Am I missing something?
    All Hail to the Sawyer Gods!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobra317 View Post
    All Hail to the Sawyer Gods!
    Y'all wish.
    So. Is this rumored Sawyer Wonder Filter going head to head with the MSR Guardian?
    http://guardianpurifier.com
    For $29.99 @ Wally World?
    Maybe the Shadow knows.
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    "Good grief, Charley Brown."
    If this is the crud that Sawyer is trying to get rid of, Y'all are hiking in the wrong places.
    "This is a foam filter that removes heavy chemicals, fertilizer, and heavy metals from your water in order to augment the biological filtration provided by their existing filter products."
    Will an inline charcoal filter do the same thing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Venchka View Post
    This is a foam filter that removes heavy chemicals, fertilizer, and heavy metals from your water in order to augment the biological filtration provided by their existing filter products.
    Will an inline charcoal filter do the same thing?
    That's probably all the S1 is... activated charcoal in the foam filter so that toxins and chemicals will simply bind themselves to the foam filter.
    The reason for the limited life span (compared to other Sawyer Filters) is that the foam will only be able to bind to so much 'stuff' before it can't bind to anything more.

    The S2 likely adds iodine or something similar to kill viruses.

    The S3 likely adds something else (I don't know enough to suggest what else) so that heavy metals also bind themselves to the foam filter.

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    Thank you. I will buy a new charcoal refill and call it good. While avoiding industrial waste dumps. There are a few isolated old mining sites in the Weminuche area to avoid as well. Easy to spot and get water farther upstream.
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