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Soak in vinegar and backflush.
I had the same experience a couple of weeks ago. I soaked mine for 4 hours in vinegar and backflushed. Note I don't have Squeeze, I have the older 3 in 1 filter. My filter only came with...

In GEAR » My beloved Sawyer Squeeze failed me. Anyone else experience this?
June 25, 1:44pm

Re: I guess we will see...
I am in agreement with Roger. All it does is prevent water from sticking to the the fabric. Also note that when Roger said High pressure water that also has to include a good rain storm. A larg ...

In GEAR » Rust-O-Leum NeverWet
June 24, 5:58pm

Re: Steripen - Lamp Failure - Does it happen in cold temperatures?
I got the same problem with my first Steripen Freedom and returned it to REI. Then I got the same problem with my second and got curious. Why would it work again at home after telling me "Lamp...

In GEAR » Steripen Freedom Questions
June 22, 11:41pm

Re: Sierra Design Cloud clothing and DWR
I don't own any Sierra Design clothing. but added a wash in DWR generally donesn't add any weight to the fabric. It also will not make it waterproof. DWR just prevents water from stickin...

In GEAR » Sierra Design Cloud clothing and DWR
June 22, 11:00am

Re: Re: Re: curious
"I've had a couple of gore-tex jackets delaminate, but does PU?" I have had 2 backpacks, rain pants, rain jacket, and 2 stuff sacks with PU coating delaminate, or disintegrate. Mo...

In GEAR » Berghaus 110 gram waterproof smock
June 22, 10:47am

Re: Any gaiter will do
"The reason being that for most snakes, the fangs and venom delivery are separate. The fangs are intended the break the skin, while the venom is sprayed on from a gland elsewhere in the mouth....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Recommended snake proof gaiters?
June 21, 1:51pm

Re: Re: Weight vs. time
30 minutes is the time required to kill viruses and bacteria. Aquamira drops and tablets need 4 hours to kill Cryptosporidium in EPA water purification tests. The time required to treat water will...

In GEAR » Gravity filter vs. Aqua Mira: The age-old question
June 20, 5:43pm

Try the Sawyer in line sollution
I tried tablets but found I wasn't always treating the water long enough. So I purchased the Sawyer in line filter. Basically you cut your blader hose near the bladder and insert the filters....

In GEAR » Gravity filter vs. Aqua Mira: The age-old question
June 20, 12:37pm

Re: independant blue adapter for the sawyer Squueze?
You can buy replacement adaptors through Sawyers web site. Probably comes in a set and you might end up with and extra gray adaptor. If you call them they might just sell you only the one you need.

In GEAR » independant blue adapter for the sawyer Squueze?
June 18, 1:51pm

Re: Re: Combat Gauze, Celox, super glue, and snake bites
"seek medical attention." Some rattle snakes such as the Mojave Green have a potent neurotoxin that can kill within hours. Even if the snake doesn't have the neurotoxin in its veno...

In Make Your Own Gear » Lightweight First Aid
June 16, 3:40pm

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