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Karple T

Locale: Mid-Alantic
Steripen Opti set up on 12/18/2011 06:32:36 MST Print View

I have been trying a few set up's and though I would post some pics of what is working very well for me right now as this comes up a lot.

I use this on the AT for two people filling two bladders at streams mostly.

Cut off nalgen canteen top and mark level, dip in stream and treat. I pour the water thought a coffie filter into bladders to get out any nasties.

With a helper it goes very fast.





Edited by ctracyverizon on 12/18/2011 06:37:11 MST.

David Goodyear
(dmgoody) - MLife

Locale: mid-west
re:Steripen Opti set up on 12/18/2011 06:42:12 MST Print View


A very simple and light setup. I have been carying a wide-mouth naglene canteen, but this is a lighter option....I llike

How long does one filter last?


Edited by dmgoody on 12/18/2011 06:43:13 MST.

Karple T

Locale: Mid-Alantic
"Steripen Opti set up" on 12/18/2011 07:07:11 MST Print View

I carry about 4-5 of them in the zip bag and use one two or three times.

I keep the bladder on top of everthing in my pack and put the filter I'm using on it to dry a bit.

Edited by ctracyverizon on 12/18/2011 07:09:48 MST.

Rick Horne
(Rick778) - M

Locale: NorCal - South Bay - Campbell
Re: Steripen Opti set up on 12/18/2011 09:08:30 MST Print View

I just use a wide mouth Gatorade bottle.

Stephen Barber
(grampa) - MLife

Locale: SoCal
Nice! on 12/18/2011 10:19:15 MST Print View

Other than the filter, it's the same rig I carry. I hadn't thought of tucking the Nalgene into the Opti cover - thanks!

Chris S
(csteutterman) - F

Locale: Tahoe
Re: Steripen Opti set up on 12/18/2011 23:25:02 MST Print View

I usually have a 1.3 liter pot for 2 people, so we use that to treat the water in. We also added one of these filter funnels (0.5oz). It's handy for filling water containers with a small openings, but we usually don't bother using it.

Erik Basil

Locale: Atzlan
filter funnel on 12/19/2011 09:35:29 MST Print View

I like the idea about the funnel, and I use one of those to fill my white-gas equipment. That's light and I think it might work fine for Scout patrols. Thanks!

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: filter funnel on 12/19/2011 09:39:51 MST Print View

See the thread where I made a coffee filter holder from a seal-a-meal bag at 4.7g:

Karple T

Locale: Mid-Alantic
"Steripen Opti set up" on 12/19/2011 12:34:21 MST Print View

Dale ... I saw that post a long time ago but never thought about it for this.

Edited by ctracyverizon on 12/20/2011 08:25:52 MST.