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Postby don norton » Sat May 24, 2008 9:52 am

can anyone share any info on new MSR water filter (hyperflow) as to ease of use is cost worth it



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Re: water filter

Postby gary c. » Sat May 24, 2008 12:00 pm

I'm glad you asked, UPS delivered mine a couple weeks ago. I've been meaning to post and ask what others thought and give my opinion. I have not had it out for a real field test but I did use it hear at the house. It does and is everything that the manufacturer advertisements say, it's small, litewieght, and pumps water like crazy. My problem is what the advertisements don't say. The manual suggests backflushing after 8lts of use. I'm not sure that I would have ordered one if I had known that. It's actually quite easy to disassemble and flush but I'm not sure it's worth doing daily. No tools are required and it does not take long but still :\ I have a couple treks on the calender and probably won't know just how I feel until after I get back. Other than the maitenance it appears to be the best filter I think I've ever seen.
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There's a good video review of the HyperFlow at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQvKkqH70Zs

The link is to part 1 and after watching that you can click on part 2.
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Re: water filter

Postby hikerduane » Sat May 24, 2008 2:22 pm

Well, I lost another long reply. Eric.

Here is a discussion with one of the MSR reps, a member on The Lightweight Backpacker. I posted a link to The Backpacker, TT forum in there also. http://www.backpacking.net/bbs.html
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Re: water filter

Postby gary c. » Sat May 24, 2008 3:48 pm

hikerduane,
I've lost several posts also. Mine get lost when I type out a post with a link attached then preview the post. The whole point of previewing the post is to make sure that the link works. The problem is that when I "go back" from the link my actual post is lost and I have to retype the whole thing over.
Maybe the Admin can find a fix? ;)

Also thanks for the link. After doing a search on the BP site I found this thread. It made me feel a lot better about not having to backflow as often as recommended.
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Re: water filter

Postby hikerduane » Sat May 24, 2008 6:52 pm

That is the link I thought I had copied and pasted. I see the one I posted only goes to the forum. Arrggh! Thank you.
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Re: water filter

Postby gary c. » Sat May 24, 2008 6:58 pm

hikerduane wrote:That is the link I thought I had copied and pasted. I see the one I posted only goes to the forum. Arrggh! Thank you.


That is why it would be nice to preview a post and the attached link before submitting :unibrow:
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Re: water filter

Postby MountainMinstrel » Wed May 28, 2008 6:38 pm

If you right click and choose "open in new window" you will not loose the original post.
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Re: water filter

Postby ERIC » Thu May 29, 2008 7:32 am

MountainMinstrel wrote:If you right click and choose "open in new window" you will not loose the original post.


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Re: water filter

Postby Sierra Maclure » Sat May 31, 2008 11:00 pm

I personally stopped filtering when a study was done a few years ago that said that the High Sierra's water was cleaner than San Francisco's. I have friends who have never filtered and never been sick. I've never been sick. Not filtering sure saves weight and time and is one less barrier between me and communion with the Sierra.
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Re: water filter

Postby markskor » Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:22 am

I agree with above...In the Sierra, I never filter above 7,000 feet,
never got sick...
Over 1500 bag nights and counting, but,
you can carry what you will.
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Re: water filter

Postby don norton » Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:02 pm

markskor wrote:I agree with above...In the Sierra, I never filter above 7,000 feet,
never got sick...
Over 1500 bag nights and counting, but,
you can carry what you will.
Mark

Sounds good but unfortunately I do not live in the Sierra Area the highest peak around Georgia is only 6600 feet. So I guess I can say I don't filter above 7000 feet either.LOL Still like reading threads about the Sierras. Mark from what I have read I don't think you would have time to filter with all the fishing you do so catch one for me and sit by the river and have a drink of unfiltered water and think of the Georgia Boy who has to filter everything
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