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Joseph Teodosio
(sparky227) - F
MYOG Gravity Filter? on 01/11/2012 18:26:47 MST Print View

I have decided to make my own gravity filter using a sawyer 3-way inline, I see most people use 2 Platypus 3L big zips but I see I can buy Platypus GravityWorks Clean Stream reservoir replacement kits cheaper and they hold more volume, will these do and I am guessing I will also need to purchase a CleanStream hose kit along with it?

Joseph Teodosio
(sparky227) - F
?? on 01/12/2012 15:30:21 MST Print View

Anyone? Insight, please

Eric Lundquist
(cobberman) - F - M

Locale: Dry side of the Eastern Sierra's
Re: MYOG Gravity Filter? on 01/12/2012 15:53:51 MST Print View

See the link below for a thread with photos of my MYOG setup. My problem with the big zips is that the weight of the plastic 'zip' is quite heavy. Instead, I cut out the bottom of my 2L and use that as a scoop.

I used an older 2L platypus and the hose from a 70oz Hoser. My dad had an additional cap with the nipple on it but you can purchase them from Arrowhead Equipment.

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=38558&skip_to_post=326627#326627

David Goodyear
(dmgoody) - MLife

Locale: mid-west
water bag on 01/13/2012 03:41:56 MST Print View

I used a water bag so that I only had to make one trip to the water source.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXcGcY4ppoo

There was quite a long discussion on here a bout a year back about other MYOG gravity filters.


Enjoy,

Dave

Joseph Teodosio
(sparky227) - F
Gravity Filter on 01/13/2012 04:15:50 MST Print View

Do you happen to have the link to it?

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
Re: MYOG Gravity Filter? on 01/13/2012 06:38:32 MST Print View

Here is what David is talking about I think.

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=8994

Edited by kthompson on 01/13/2012 06:39:35 MST.