Pump Water Filters?

What pump water filters are you guys running that are reliable and easy to clean? I normally use a Sawyer Mini, but looking for something that can be used with a multiple group of people that doesn't take forever to pump water. What are you guys running that uses a pump to filter a faster amount of water quick?

  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Multiple Sawyer Squeezes. The people who shill the Katadyn never have a justification for its use over a Sawyer

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If you had a group of four people, a single pump would have to be four times as fast to save time. The Katadyn pump claims 1L/minute while the Squeeze claims 1.9L/minute, so it’s actually slower than a Squeeze.

      I switched to Aquamira earlier this year. Filters are a pain in the ass.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Looking for something that can pump water quick for cooking, showers, drinking water, without having to spend the entire day filtering with a sawyer mini. Have you actually gone camping or camping with friends for that matter?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        just get a squeeze or any other squeeze filter with a better flow rate (mini is awful) and make a gravity hang system for it.
        better than a pump, just set it and forget it.

        squeeze and mini are on a totally different universe in flow rate, anon was giving you correct advice just not the entire thing. get a squeeze and make a gravity system. if you need 2 just bring 2. its gonna be less weight and less work than a pump style, which are sooper outdated even for big groups.
        gravity hang adds like +15g to the dirty water bag + squeeze combo its nothing.
        if you need to know how to make a gravity system for a sawyer just search it or there's guides on yt.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Looking for something that can pump water quick for cooking, showers, drinking water, without having to spend the entire day filtering with a sawyer mini.
        You filter shower water?
        >Have you actually gone camping or camping with friends for that matter?
        Have you? It doesn't sound like it.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yes, the area we hike, the water is notorious for having bad bacteria and a hiker caught flesh eating bacteria a year ago and had to get an amputation.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            kauai?

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Lower 48.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    MSR Guardian
    Only poor people use anything else.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ive heard mixed things. A lot of people have been say that their a piston that is fragile is susceptible to to breaking. Some people claim to have gone through two in one hike. What is your experience?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Its Bulletproof. Everything you described is a warranty return and retards being retarded. NY miniworks was amazing and is better than anything on the market, guardian is better.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    First Need XLE Elite if you want to flex on everyone for having the only consumer level portable water filter independently certified by DHS and EPA to filter viruses on top of everything else. Filters are pricey though, but last a very long time to balance that.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Filtering viruses

      I ALWAYS wear my mask on trail

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    To me the pumps only make sense if you're in a place with no trees to hang a gravity bag off of. The bags just werk

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This. Why would you spend your time and energy pumping away when you can just hang a big bag from a tree and wait a little while

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >This. Why would you spend your time and energy pumping away when you can just hang a big bag from a tree and wait a little while
        Why spend time and energy going outside and walking when you can just sit at home and do nothing?

        Your argument makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. One minute of moderate physical exercise doesn't even blip the radar as a downside in the context of hiking and camping.

        Actually, it does make sense, IF you're a weekender who car camps in a paid lot fifty feet from the road. That is the only type of person who could possibly believe than running a pump for a minute is a notable hardship.

        I don't give a shit which filter people use, don't care what I use, as long it's reliable and effective; I just find your argument to be utter trash.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Give him a break, Anon; he’s European. That’s just how they do things.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          you're pumping a lot longer than 1min for 4 people.
          you can crank your dick at home any time you want why are you wasting your time doing that in the woods? get your head out of the gutter anon.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >ve heard mixed things. A lot of people have been say that their a piston that is fragile is susceptible to to breaking.
          post right above you gives a very good reason why gravity > dogshit pump
          pls read moron

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >post right above you gives a very good reason why gravity > dogshit pump
            That isn't the post I was responding to. There may be good reasons to prefer gravity filters to pump filters, but I can and will still mock people who post bad reasons.

            Also, all of this is generally made in China, so it can and will break. For example, the straps or the grommets on a gravity filter may tear, or the whole thing might be punctured.

            So "it's not durable" isn't a great argument either, because anyone can shit out anecdotes. For all anyone knows, "B-but the pistons break!!" is a cope from gravity bag fags needing a justification other than being lazy as fuck.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          My argument makes perfect sense you bungalow. You're just angry for some unrelated reason that I don't know about
          Don't bring it here princess

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          What kind of bird is that, it’s kinda spooky

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This. Why would you spend your time and energy pumping away when you can just hang a big bag from a tree and wait a little while

      What bag do you recommend bros?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        honestly I just use an old drinking bladder with sawyer mini, so whatever
        something with a big opening for easy filling, my bladder opens like an envelope from the top so it's really handy even in shallow streams

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Tried the gravity bags, they take too long though.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Don’t even need trees

      Tried the gravity bags, they take too long though.

      They really don’t take any longer than hand pumping if your filter is relatively clean. The only time I could see pumping being faster is if you’re alone and only need to fill one or two bottles. Even then, the time difference is marginal and I’d rather chill and take in the views than spending time crouched over pumping water like a madman. Gravity bags are also far less prone to fail. Really no reason not to use them.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They work too slow. Need something to hang it on, 2 minutes in and it's still dripping and dripping and you can't use your water yet. Too much hassle when you need about 5-10 gallons of clean water quick to set up camp, cook, wash, etc.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You need to carry something extra or have trees to hang it off. And they drip slowly, when you can have about 10 gallons of water ready in less than 5 minutes while the gravity filters take hours just to get a couple gallons.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Survivor filter pro is good enough to filter aids and monkeypoz out of the water, but it's slow as fuck. If you want it for multiple people you're going to have to go with a squeeze filter or gravity filter. Otherwise tell the freeloaders to bring their own filters.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >For example, the straps or the grommets on a gravity filter may tear, or the whole thing might be punctured.
    you make it yourself. what are you doing, fucking pullups on your spectra cord to snap it? how the fuck even?
    >the grommets
    no biggie that's why i said bring 2 filters for 4 people, 1 will cover 4 people in a pinch it just takes all damn day.
    >So "it's not durable" isn't a great argument either, because anyone can shit out anecdotes. For all anyone knows, "B-but the pistons break!!" is a cope from gravity bag fags needing a justification other than being lazy as fuck.
    no lol you're fuckin retarded. moving parts are always more prone to breaking. quit trying to be a smartass, i speak from decades of experience you speak from armchair larp 🙂

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >no lol you're fuckin retarded. moving parts are always more prone to breaking. quit trying to be a smartass, i speak from decades of experience you speak from armchair larp 🙂
      Everyone knows that moving parts can break, just as everyone knows that plastic and rubber bags can abrade, get punctured, etc. What you need to do is be careful and not yank on your Chinese plastic like a mongoloid.

      You can make a gravity filter yourself, sure. You can also fabricate or customize a pump gasketed for commercially available filters/iodine filters that will be much harder to break than Chinese plastic.

      Anyway, I've been hiking and backpacking for 25 years, but yeah I'm sure you totally out-Rambo me and having been doing it better and for EVEN MORE years.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >You can make a gravity filter yourself, sure. You can also fabricate or customize a pump gasketed for commercially available filters/iodine filters that will be much harder to break than Chinese plastic.
        yeah the difference is one would require a machine shop the other one is a 30 second instructional where you just pop some holes in the corner of the bag with a hole punch, hang some thin spectra/whatever cord through it, add a small length of hose and maybe an adapter and you're done.
        >Everyone knows that moving parts can break, just as everyone knows that plastic and rubber bags can abrade, get punctured, etc. What you need to do is be careful and not yank on your Chinese plastic like a mongoloid.
        which one slowly wears out predictably over time vs which one catastrophically fails in the field? which one offers a backup filter in less weight than the other one which is SOL if the pump handle breaks? what happens to these materials as it gets colder?
        >Anyway, I've been hiking and backpacking for 25 years, but yeah I'm sure you totally out-Rambo me and having been doing it better and for EVEN MORE years.
        Hm same, looks like I'm just smarter than you then.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have a katadyn vario. It's worked great for me and I have yet to get any I'll effects from water. I haven't used it on puddles, but I did use on a fairly small lake once and it was fine.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    MSR Hyperflow is fast as fuck with newer filter.

    I want a Guardian.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I use an msr trailshot. I would get a guardian but it seems pretty heavy and bulky. So far the trailshot has served me well for 4 years now. I mostly drink out of alpine streams though.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Do you filter the streams?

      I’ve got a trailshot, miniworks and a hyperflow. I use the hyperflow and have someone carry the trail shot for backup

      It seems tedious and slow, easy for hands to tire

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yea I just plop the little dongle in and squeeze away. I am a frequent masturbator so my grip is good for about 2 liters. Sometimes it does get tiring and I two hand it. It would be a pain in the ass to do it for a lot of people. Still works fine in -15c and everything though.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Death grip on the dick is gonna fuck pussy up for you brudda

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've had a Katadyn Hiker Pro for several years now, and used it when hiking alone or with a group of five for multiple days.

    Simple to use, and quick. Only downside is weight, but thats a small price to pay for the added reassurance of quality water for drinking when in the mountains/woods.

    Never had any of the plastic break, and long term storage with purification tablets are a breeze.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I use something called a survivorfilter I got off Amazon. Takes about 5 minutes to filter a liter.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    New to water purification. Only hikes that were longer then two days so far have been in the alps, where i drank directly from the streams.
    I want to get into multi day hikes in my home region in the flatlands, with lots of lakes, with relatively clean water around.
    Should i go for water purification talets, filter or just boil it? (or a combimation of the above?)
    (one person 3-4 nights max)

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Tablets taste nasty. If there's wood or trees, boil, if it's a short hike, gas stove, if you have extra money, buy an MSR Guardian or an MSR Miniworks.

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