For what it's worth; something some of my friends like to do is to
use a rubber band to hold a paper coffee filter around that "acorn"
that acts as a coarse pre-filter at the start of the raw water hose.
It's an easy thing to do and it does give a little more pre-filtering
as well as being very easy to change when it's dirty.
Best, Don L.
"William Comer" <ohiooutdoorsman <at> ...> wrote:
> Without the "protector" you have a Hiker filter but with it you
have a Hiker
> Pro filter. Without a lot of care the Hike filter works pretty well
> doesn't clog. I have not tried sucking water out of a cow track but
> flowing trickles and building a little settling pool I do ok with
> I have and it not clogging. Now that is using the little prefilter
> "dirty" water hose that will sink the prefilter and still float it
> >From: "Brian Lewis" <brianle <at> ...>
> >Reply-To: BackpackingLight <at> yahoogroups.com
> >To: <BackpackingLight <at> yahoogroups.com>
> >Subject: RE: [BackpackingLight] Re: Filtering
> >Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 22:26:42 -0700
> >"Bad news. It isn't a plastic cover. It's the unit's pre-filter if
> >are talking about the white plastic sheet that comes wrapped
> >filter element. It is water permeable. You have to suck on the
> >to get the water flowing...... "
> >Hmm, that is indeed bad news. It didn't even occur to me that
> >a pre-filter. On the ULA website, one of the bulleted features
> >this as a "Removeable filter protector". I didn't interpret that
to be a
> >Fortunately, I had purchased a replacement filter, and it --- at
> >comes with instructions. Katadyn too calls it a "removeable filter
> >protector", but their text goes on to make clear that it is indeed
> >optional pre-filter, "it may be used continually or when source
> >contains suspended particulate or dirt".
> >Thanks for setting me straight on this, Jerry!
> > Brian Lewis
> >[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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