collapse
Elk101 Bearpaw Outfitters

Author Topic: Filtering nasty water?  (Read 1249 times)

Offline Doublelunger

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Dec 2011
  • Posts: 761
  • Location: Pacific NW
Filtering nasty water?
« on: July 10, 2018, 01:26:25 PM »
Experiences anyone? Looks like scuzzy cow ponds might be my only option. hopefully I can find a cleaner source but I'd like to be prepared for the worst. Thinking pre filter, filter, then treat with tablets. Boiling probably isn't really an option.

Offline Jonathan_S

  • Business Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Old Salt
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2012
  • Posts: 7655
  • Location: Medical Lake
  • Volleyfire Brigade
Re: Filtering nasty water?
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2018, 01:29:00 PM »
You'll never get that taste out of it...trust me.  Then your filter is nasty too.

“Kindly do not attempt to cloud the issue with too many facts.”

Offline cougforester

  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Feb 2016
  • Posts: 445
  • Location: Tacoma, WA
  • Groups: DU, RMEF
Re: Filtering nasty water?
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2018, 01:30:12 PM »
Bring crystal light or Mio to make it taste a bit better once it's filtered at least.

Offline Jonathan_S

  • Business Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Old Salt
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2012
  • Posts: 7655
  • Location: Medical Lake
  • Volleyfire Brigade
Re: Filtering nasty water?
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2018, 01:33:10 PM »
Bring crystal light or Mio to make it taste a bit better once it's filtered at least.

Nothing wrong with trying that but trust me, it doesn't do much...then it just tastes like cow shizz with mio in it  :chuckle:

No possible rock seeps or drips?  Depending on where you're at, water can be found in rocks  :dunno:
“Kindly do not attempt to cloud the issue with too many facts.”

Offline carpsniperg2

  • Site Sponsor
  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+87)
  • Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Sep 2009
  • Posts: 26085
  • Location: Goldendale,WA
Re: Filtering nasty water?
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2018, 01:44:17 PM »
You'll never get that taste out of it...trust me.  Then your filter is nasty too.

 :yeah: I have drank some nasty water before, when it was a must. Then tossed the filter after, can never get the taste out.


My buddy insisted them was no reason to filter the water and called me a few names for being scared.
24hrs later when the beaver feaver set in and he had runs I showed him :chuckle:
Owner: SPLIT DIAMOND TACTICAL
Firearms/Transfers/Parts/Optics
2011 HW Head Competition Winner

Offline vandeman17

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (+6)
  • Old Salt
  • ******
  • Join Date: Jul 2007
  • Posts: 8817
  • Location: Wenatchee
Re: Filtering nasty water?
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2018, 01:51:31 PM »
Just don't forget to chew as your drink and you will be fine  :tup: :chuckle:
" I have hunted almost every day of my life, the rest have been wasted"

Offline Jonathan_S

  • Business Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Old Salt
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2012
  • Posts: 7655
  • Location: Medical Lake
  • Volleyfire Brigade
Re: Filtering nasty water?
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2018, 01:54:15 PM »
Last year I got my water by melting snow and ice with a small fire fed by old sage  wood.  As bad as that water tasted (a la burning garbage), I comforted myself by reminding myself that it wasn't as bad as the time I "filtered" water out of a cow wallow.   :puke:
“Kindly do not attempt to cloud the issue with too many facts.”

Offline fowl smacker

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Oct 2013
  • Posts: 409
  • Location: Castle Rock
  • Groups: DU, Delta Waterfowl, RMEF, Friends of the Cowlitz
Re: Filtering nasty water?
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2018, 03:52:26 PM »
I also pack water flavoring packets.  It doesn't make it taste great, but it's better than nothing.  A life straw and tablets don't cost much.  Use them then throw them away.  Beats crapping water while you're trying to hunt.

Offline gaddy

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Sep 2010
  • Posts: 2223
Re: Filtering nasty water?
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2018, 04:57:40 PM »
Crapping water ? We always called it Pissing out your a--. Been there, and it's not fun. Will totally ruin you and your week's worth of undie's and any scent control is out the window. My Grand father always said, If you see this plant in the water, It will be safe to drink. Never trust your grand father. Remember, It was him that told you to pull his finger

Offline Fl0und3rz

  • Political Topics
  • Trade Count: (+7)
  • Legend
  • ******
  • Join Date: Oct 2010
  • Posts: 26432
  • Location: E. WA
Re: Filtering nasty water?
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2018, 05:32:29 PM »
No way to do a distillation?

Offline huntnfmly

  • Political Topics
  • Trade Count: (+12)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Apr 2007
  • Posts: 2372
Re: Filtering nasty water?
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2018, 05:32:55 PM »
Crapping water ? We always called it Pissing out your a--. Been there, and it's not fun. Will totally ruin you and your week's worth of undie's and any scent control is out the window. My Grand father always said, If you see this plant in the water, It will be safe to drink. Never trust your grand father. Remember, It was him that told you to pull his finger
Lol
I'm your dam tour guide arty...
Take as many dam pictures as you want ....
Are there any dam questions ..

Offline Stein

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Sep 2013
  • Posts: 3735
Re: Filtering nasty water?
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2018, 08:00:27 PM »
Just pick up an inexpensive filter and pre-filter with some type of strainer or coffee filters.  The Sawyer or newer Katadyn Be Free work awesome and cheaper than a tank of gas.

Offline trapp01

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Aug 2011
  • Posts: 113
  • Location: North Bend
Re: Filtering nasty water?
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2018, 09:06:48 PM »
It sucks all the way around. Strain, filter, boil, flavor packets, and it still tastes like cow pie.

Offline Doublelunger

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Dec 2011
  • Posts: 761
  • Location: Pacific NW
Re: Filtering nasty water?
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2018, 08:42:28 AM »
Just pick up an inexpensive filter and pre-filter with some type of strainer or coffee filters.  The Sawyer or newer Katadyn Be Free work awesome and cheaper than a tank of gas.

I like this idea :tup: i'll probably pack in a bunch more water than I normally would too.  The crystal light concentrate in the squeeze bottle is pretty handy too.

Offline Holg3107

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2009
  • Posts: 1272
Re: Filtering nasty water?
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2018, 09:35:29 AM »
If its as bad as you say it is, I would do some pre-scouting and haul in 3 gallons of water each time and stash it for season. 1 gallon of water weighs roughly 8.5 lbs. Do some training and get a stash going. Depending on how many people and how long youll be there 6 gallons of water can go a long way.

 

* Recent Topics

red jackets vs caps convert? buy new? by Timberstalker
[Today at 05:48:25 AM]


Weatherby Vanguard II, .270 Nikon Prostaff 3x9x40 by Jekemi
[Today at 05:45:17 AM]


New SmokePole - Accompanying Gear? by HntnFsh
[Today at 05:39:34 AM]


New compound opinions by zwickeyman
[Today at 05:38:53 AM]


Rebarrel ? by JBar
[Today at 05:35:54 AM]


Calendar is OUT!!!! Boneaddict's 2019 Cal by boneaddict
[Today at 05:32:45 AM]


Fine ass Burger by HntnFsh
[Today at 05:23:22 AM]


Mission bucks by Skyvalhunter
[Today at 05:23:14 AM]


2018/2019 Fur Season by Hicks Creek Fur
[Today at 04:58:25 AM]


Who here Shot Cinder? by Skyvalhunter
[Today at 04:58:15 AM]


Traps by JakeLand
[Today at 04:46:01 AM]


Loomis by spin05
[Today at 01:10:54 AM]


3nails trapping 2018-19 by redi
[Yesterday at 11:57:30 PM]


Optics advice by phx2sea
[Yesterday at 11:25:31 PM]


Compound Bow Backpack by Crunchy
[Yesterday at 11:19:39 PM]


DUMB AR QUESTION by phx2sea
[Yesterday at 11:12:40 PM]


Friend shot a cougar and wants to know who can process it .picture added. by bobcat
[Yesterday at 10:34:06 PM]


One of Those by wadu1
[Yesterday at 09:44:54 PM]


Looney Tunes collectible glasses by actionshooter
[Yesterday at 09:38:33 PM]


What is this by jasnt
[Yesterday at 09:27:20 PM]