Plan on getting a MSR miniworks in the next few days, I was wondering how I should go about prefiltering the water. I was looking at this thread
and I picked up some ideas.
I also went and bought the 1 micron sized felt sock from DudaDiesel too. I was thinking take a couple ziploc bags, use one of them to scoop water from the water source, pour that over my bandana or a coffee filter into a cooking pan or pot (by putting a rubberband over the bandana or coffee filter and anchoring it to the top of the pan), then take the water from that pan and pour it through the 1 micron material into a little aquafina bottle, ( or whatever kind of bottle the miniworks will fit into... Hopefully I don't need to bring along a nalgene just to use as a waste bottle ), and then extract the water from the waste bottle through the filter.
I might just skip one of these steps if it proves to take too long.
Another thought is something like this
I can attach one of those metal filters you get from under the sink (obviously get some new ones from a hardware store) into the cap of a plastic bottle, cut off the bottom of the bottle, and put a bandana or coffee filter around the bottom of the bottle using a rubber band to keep it put. The thing about this is how am I going to do it with only 1 set of hands? I could pour the water through this contrapment but what is going to keep it suspended over the pot of collected prefiltered water?
I just want to extend the life of my ceramic filter as much as I can. I think when I set up camp for night if I have time I'll do both steps I mentioned earlier.
I'm just making this thread to see if anyone can offer suggestions to get my thinking on track here.
I'll post some pictures of what I can come up with.. See what yall think.