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    Sawyer Point One Emergency Water Filtration Kit

    I've been reading up on larger volume fitration kits and the Sawyer Point One seems to have excellent reviews. It attaches to a 5 gal bucket (not provided) but has the standard .1 micron fitration level (meaning that it gets almost everything except viruses). It's also gravity fed so no pumping. Rated at about 500+ gal/day so that is much faster than my Katadyn Pro but not as portable. This would be used mainly for house or camp use not for hiking. Does anyone have experience using this system?

    What are your thoughts on needing the added fitration down to 0.02 micron to get out viruses? The 0.02 is much slower and triple the price. From what I've read, fitration for viruses are not necessary in the US.

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    That is what I use when backpacking. It is light and easy to use.

    On my first trip I was hiking with a guy that is a water filtration engineer. That is what he carried and talked about how good it is. That was all the assurance I needed to buy the same for my pack. I am not sure how it works with gravity feed and a 5gal bucket but in about 10 mins (estimated never timed) I can get about 4 liters of water filtered with no more effort that squeezing toothpaste out a tube. Carrying this filter and the syringe for back washing sediments out is still less weight than a lot of pumps that are not as good.

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    We used the Point One in Alaska to filter some Tundra Pond water- yellowish water to crystal clear. The Army guys we were hunting with were amazed- they had been using a Katadyn Expedition bag filter and were drinking the clear yellow water. I said, "no way I will drink yellow water- I work in a hospital lab and know where yellow water comes from......"
    The .02 filter might come in handy if ebola becomes endemic to the US because of burying all the bodies......... I have one JIC we have to filter a lot of water for a lot of people. Our church invested in 6 of them for helping out the neighborhood in case of a water boil/shortage.

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    We used one for a two week Volunteer in mission trip to Guatemala also distributed ten to families in need of clean water. Works good if it slows just back flow the filter with a supplied syringe. Supposed to be capable of filtering a million gallons of water. We used the point .o1 filter it is good foe all bacteria but nor viruses.

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    I have the smaller Sawyer in my get home bag along with purification tablets. I think between the 2 I am gtg.

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    If you are worried about viruses, you could always boil the water.

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    I bought one several years ago and have the 5 gal bucket set up. This would be for home/family use. It's in the "emergency supplies" cache.

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