First look at the MSR Thu-Link Inline Water Filter

High flow water filters are the latest trend in water filtration for outdoor enthusiasts.  MSR is already a leader in the water filtration realm and they are adding to their line up with the new MSR Thu-Link Inline Water Filter.  It is a filter that can be placed directly between the users hydration reservoir and the mouth piece for instant filtration on the go or it can used in camp as a gravity filter.  I will be reviewing this new filter over the next couple of months.   You can read my full initial report HERE.

Update Katadyn BeFree

Katadyn BeFree
Filtering water with the Katadyn BeFree while running in Alaska

The Katadyn Be Free filter has accompanied me on all of my adventures this summer – backpacking in Mississippi, local Louisiana hikes, and remote mountain running in Alaska.  The BeFree has worked well in all situations and ensured that I had a clean source of water!  Read on for my full update.

Lifestraw Go with 2-stage filtration

Lifestraw Go
Filling the Lifestraw Go at the creek

I have mostly used the Lifestraw Go on long day hikes with a waist pack. It has allowed me to stay out longer while carrying less weight in my pack. My trips were usually 3 or 4 miles and took anywhere from 2 to 3 hours. It has worked very well on the type water I have used it for. To read the rest of my update please click here.

Coy Boy