13 May 2020 15:39
The sawyer mini is superior
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The sawyer mini is superior
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Just for the fact you can use it in line with you hydro carrier makes it better for me. But it had a cleaner taste also.
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I'd opt for the Sawyer squeeze. Same thing as the mini with a better flow rate.
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@GRANITE I've been stocking up on purification tablets. I'm curious about the life straw type devices but aside from camping I don't really see them being terribly useful long term
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doesnt hurt to have some tablets and a life straw
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I don't see the difference in the 2 party system. There's just an "us and them" now. The politicians are just slightly oppressive to extremely oppressive. There's very few "I stand for the people" politicians now days.
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I have a HikerPro Katadyn filter. Love it
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More expensive than a lifestraw, but worth it
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The sawyer is the same price
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@Mountain Man 🏔 I'm just worried about like long term need for replacement. I haven't really read up or looked but I can't imagine they would be good for day to day use for too long. But I'm going shopping today anyway so now I gotta get one😂😂
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yeah my life straw lasted like 3 camping trips. And i usually camp once a month sooo that aint gonna cut it cheif
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Where I live it's common to stay over 90 degrees, even at night and especially in the summer. Combine that with 80+% humidity most of the year. And you need some serious water supplies. Dehydration is a constant risk in southern Texas
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Get a filter with a serviceable (cleanable) ceramic filter
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@Lucky Texan the founders feared the two party system would lead to just that. They've become a pair of brothers who disagree on hard to beat up their little brother(us) and if to let them keep 1/2 or 1/4 of their lunch money
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Minnesota has a practically infinite source of fresh water if you have the means to purify it.
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Hell, I carry over a gallon of water when I leave the house most days. lol
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@Deleted User and land if you can take it lol
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I mean, I still drink WAY to much coffee but im up to at least 1/2 gallon of water a day. More if its above 40. *gettin sweaty over here boss*
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*drinkin it up over here boss*
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No cool hand luke fans??
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I've considered a Sawyer Point Zero Two home base filter
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Lol yeah I got it
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Now ive gotta try to find more than one type of straw? Im gonna look hella dumb to the wife. New straws, drinkin out the terlet. Not the strangest shes seen me do but still....
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Lol well Sawyer makes a few models.
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Yeah the Sawyer seem legit, anyone have any bad experiences with them yet?
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On a more serious note, I did see something *really* strange on my trip into Worcester today. The two gun shops I passed on the way(one small locally owned and a larger one) both had police sitting in the lots. The small one in my town is usually frequented by the local pd so no shocker there, but the other larger shop had a state police cruiser clearly just staking out the lot. MA is NOT gun friendly but seeing that was.....concerning. The Gov just had to allow the shops to open back up, and I got the "intimidation" vibe from the statey camped out
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Mini and Squeeze aka Point One are comparable to the lifestraw. The squeeze is thicker than the mini for faster water flow. They have a base camp gravity style one called the Point Zero Two. The filtration holes are five times smaller.
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@Deleted User so the point zero two would be my best bet?
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Yeah but it's bigger with a slower flow. More suitable for a home or base camp.
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@Deleted User hell yeah, thanks. What would you recommend for on the go, the point one?
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Yeah. I like the better flow compared to the Mini. You could weigh the trade-off I suppose. The mini is a little thing and a bit cheaper.
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@Deleted User cool, I'll keep that in mind🤘
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@Jackal happy to help 👍
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Yeah definitely some great advice. Now I'm actually looking forward to getting one. Still gonna grab tablets but im always looking for backups and kick ass camping accessories
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Yea, tablets are a great redundancy tool. Sort of cheap, small, great for back up, barter etc...
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I always keep some in my 1st line gear... Never know what happens to your main filter/straw
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Liquid bleach is good but the shelf life sucks
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what are you guys using for tablets
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Aquatabs, .13cents each pretty good review
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I have a chart back at home for how many drops of bleach you need to purify certain amounts of water.
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How is the shelf life on tablets? It's gotta be better than bleach's.
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Bleach is great for home/bug in, Just have to watch shelf life. I know people have talked about Pool crystalized bleach having better shelf life... but havnt looked into it
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These ones say 5yr shelf life, i know ive used other types well past that
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Yeah I have tons of the aqua tabs and a bunch of the like Wal-Mart camping ones lol. Probably enough to purify a swimming pool honestly
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@John Public same, I think I only have 1 pack of tablets
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I think i grabbed 300 tabs(3 packs) in all my shopping the last few months
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I plan to be able to boil what id need after shtf but I want to more than I could possible use and then some for backup and bartering if possible. Plus I like how easy it is for use with the kids when we do get to go on some trips. I'm big on backwoods camping but haven't gone with them yet due to age. Another reason I'm pissed about the damn corona. Fucking up my vacation plans😂😂😂
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@ChefJeff77 you gotta bump thise numbers up😂😂 I think last count I had just shy of 12000. Ive been getting them for years
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Heard that. Id say tabs are just like ammo and some 1st aid... can never have too much, as long as you arnt ignoring other areas
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Ive had to shed ALOT of preps over the years... so not as much in some areas as i like
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I mean 36000 gallons of clean water and 12 mre's and I should be good for like.....ever right lol
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I think it says on the box, 12 mres last forever...
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And I could stand to lose*a few* pounds.
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And I think that refers to the amount of time it takes to shit out the contents lol
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For base camp water filtration options, there's also the "Big Berkey water filtration". Has anyone checked those out?
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I looked into those a few years ago... They were the shit at one point
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I can't recommend the Sawyer filters highly enough
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Yea I have a bunch of iodine tablets from over the years. I figured it wouldn’t hurt to have the lifestraws. Plus I have some kid clean drinking water for a year I guess by ordering the 3 pack 🤷♀️
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I’m ordering sawyer tonight too fuck ittttt
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The Sawyer mini is essential for individual backpacks, and I've been looking into getting a Big Berkey for base camp
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Unless something new and cheaper came out, the big berkey should still be the way to go for home/base camp
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Also for great fire pit/cooking options for base camp, has anyone checked out "Solo Stove"?
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We have one and it's pretty amazing. Distributes heat nicely and it's semi-portable. There's a smaller camp-size portable option
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Going to order some of the sawyers tonight
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I hear there is going to be a protest in Michigan Thursday is this true
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I think so. The governor just said they are going to arrest people who open carry “threateningly”
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Shaping up to be a shitty day lol
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Yes there is a protest planned
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And people are coming armed this is going to be fun to watch i wish i could go
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Nothing like a trip to Walmart to remind you how much you hate people. 😂
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What is that? What the FUCK is that? WHAT IS THAT PRIVATE PYLE?!
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Dude in front of me took the last TEN two-liter bottles of the soda I was gonna buy. People running each other over like black Friday. Yikes.
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Yall seen this? I know its not a reliable source, so figured i would ask whats up.
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On what charge?
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Go the civil rights route and fill their jails peacefully?
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Idk man. I looked into the Michigan chat.
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I couldn't if I wanted to. I don't own a gun. 😂
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> Dude in front of me took the last TEN two-liter bottles of the soda I was gonna buy. People running each other over like black Friday. Yikes. @Deleted User yea 5 of those would have been mine and 5 could go to him. Or however many you wanted
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> I couldn't if I wanted to. I don't own a gun. 😂 @Deleted User go get one, or a sword
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Arm thy self!!
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That's the plan when my CovidCash decides to fucking show up.
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There's no guns left 😂
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> @Deleted User yea 5 of those would have been mine and 5 could go to him. Or however many you wanted @GRANITE I try to avoid conflict. I have a bad habit of escalating things to levels that get law enforcement involved. Lol
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None for him for being greedy thats bonkers to have so much soda. We're too anti social normally
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Let alone in a crowded store with things known as people being bugged out
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> There's no guns left 😂 @Deleted User buy online lol
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Yeah I actually plan to get a P80 Glock build kit.
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Hi pont 45
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If money has been issue
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Minnesota requires a permit to buy "scary assault weapons" and handguns from an FFL. Idk if their carbine counts as one of those assaulty guns.
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Uhhjjhjj we forget that oregun actually has decent rules around here lol
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I could just walk in an walk out with one
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No laws restricting DIY guns fortunately.
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Why people always gotta tarnish our good name
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