Cleaning your water filter???

wvtradbow

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Does anyone do anything different to they're water filter after its been sitting awhile ?? I'm starting to get things ready for a late August Elk hunt and i wasn't sure what to do about my filters,rinse them in bleach or anything else.I know they still have a lot of use left since most of the time the life expectancy goes on number of gallons filtered...
 

Xtorminator

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I clean mine with 2 Tbsp to a liter of water then take it apart and let it dry before I store it for any length of time.
 

muleman

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I have always kept mine in the freezer when not in use, per the manufacturer. Then I just pull it out and put it in the pack.
 
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bearguide

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i should clean, but i have used and abused my hiker for years with no probnlems
 

BuckSnort

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i should clean, but i have used and abused my hiker for years with no probnlems

Same here. Had the Hiker since they were made by PUR, before Katadyn bought them out.... Probably should replace the filter but thinking of going with a Sawyer inline...
 

bobhunts

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I know guys using the hiker pro and havn't changed the filter in three years and use them during the winter fly fishing so they are active! Mine gets changed every year!
 
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