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    Quote Originally Posted by nsherry61 View Post
    And visa-versa. That statement sounds like the kids I grew up with that preferred chlorinated water because it was what they were used to. Hey, it seems to have worked fine for them even if it wasn't my choice.
    That's funny how us country folks can smell the chlorine in the water and really don't like the taste. I prefer good ole well water.

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    You need to keep all of these filter types from freezing. Doesn't matter if it's Sawyer, BeFree, etc.

    I generally keep mine in a pocket in the winter. Ideally one that's in an interior layer if it's really cold. Of course, a lot of time in the winter you may not be using a filter on the first place vs melting snow, but conditions always dictate your options.

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    Yes of course, filter porous leaves water in allowing to freeze and expand therefore rendering useless. Just confirming thought maybe for a minute there Was a new magical filter you didn't have to worry bought that.

    That's another thing I like about getting out in the snow is all the dry camps are no longer just use the frozen liquid.

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    I always treat with Aquamira. I fill up, mix the drops, check my watch, and keep moving. 5 minutes down trail I add to water, 15 minutes later I drink. I can do all this while moving, worth it to me for the peace of mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CalebJ View Post
    You need to keep all of these filter types from freezing. Doesn't matter if it's Sawyer, BeFree, etc.
    That was one of the nice things about the SweetWater system. It could be allowed to freeze and still work. They used to even recommend storing it in your freezer between trips so stuff didn't grow in the filter.

    But then I noticed the design of the SweetWater filter changed when MSR took it over. Seemed like they were not as reliable all of a sudden, and I don't know if the new design allows for freezing anymore.

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    Good observation. I was trying to remember recently if the old Pur (Katadyn) Hiker could be frozen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kewilso3 View Post
    I always treat with Aquamira. I fill up, mix the drops, check my watch, and keep moving. 5 minutes down trail I add to water, 15 minutes later I drink. I can do all this while moving, worth it to me for the peace of mind.
    I always had problems with aquamira on hikes. I like to "camel up" when at a source and having to wait 20 minutes while the aquamira does it's thing seems like a waste of time to me. I prefer to filter and drink up and then filter to top off my water bottles before the next stretch.
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