Pur Hiker Filter is like any other water filter in
that it is suseptible to breakdown. There are some
things you can to to prolong the life and meet with
fewer problems on the trail.
Dirt, sand and particulate matter are the main enemies
of the Pur water filter. These usually enter by filtering
dirty water. Of course, everyone tries to find the
cleanest water they can to begin the filtering process.
Sometimes this is impossible. If your only choice
is to use really dirty water, which is sometimes the
case after a rainstorm when river and streams are
brown, you may have to take a little extra time. Fill
a liter bottle with water and let it stand for awhile.
After the large chunks settle out, you can filter
it more easily, and it is less likely to clog the
Pur water filter.
Water Filter Tips
little trick used by some backpackers and hikers is
to take along a coffee filter - the same type used
in the drip coffee makers. They're cheap and very
light weight. Take a rubber band, too. Wrap the filter
around the end of the water intake and fasten it in
place with the rubber band. It acts as a prefilter
and stops the bigger pieces of sand and soil from
entering the filter. It helps. And it probably extends
the life the of the filter.
Another tip sometimes given for the Pur water filter
if it pumps hard is to moisten the inside with water.
This can help get the pump started pumping easeir.
- the Pur Water filter and kids.
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