A Good Idea...

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by Joshua M. Smith, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. Joshua M. Smith

    Joshua M. Smith Mosin Sight Manufacturer Member

    Hi Folks,

    This is the Renovo Trio.

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    I used to drink reservoir water when I was a teenager, but I'm older and, I like to think, wiser, so I bought the Trio.

    I chose it over the Lifestraw or Sawyer Mini (which is the one to beat) because the Trio filters down to 0.05 microns and removes heavy metals as well as cysts, bacteria, and some viruses.

    The Sawyer Mini is rated at 0.1 micron and the Lifestraw, at 0.2 microns. Both are single stage units.

    The Trio uses three stages: A 5 micron first stage (coffee filters only do 50 microns at best), a 0.05 micron second stage, and an activated charcoal third stage.

    All three stages are replaceable.

    The cost is only about $33. That's a bit more than the Sawyer Mini, but you do get 4x more filtration with the Trio.

    I carry military canteens, both 1qt and 2qt, and the Trio is a backup to those. I do carry iodine capsules in the pockets of the canteen covers but iodine only works on a relatively few nasties. Chlorine tabs work about as well, and chlorine dioxide works slightly better. Still, it's not all that great.

    If I ever have to use this thing for any length of time, say, camping with a questionable water supply, the water will be treated in three stages: First, filtered. Second, boiled. Third, iodized. I'm really contemplating replacing my iodine tablets with chlorine dioxide for a number of reasons.

    This filter should work plenty well, but if I have the time, I might as well use all methods available.

    Josh
     
  2. I don't understand filtering if your going to boil. Boiling kills all the bacteria correct? I get that its kind of gross that its all still there, but are they still harmful after being boiled?
     

  3. MachoMelvin

    MachoMelvin Well-Known Member

    Are you selling these now also?
     
  4. Joshua M. Smith

    Joshua M. Smith Mosin Sight Manufacturer Member

    The carbon filter removes a lot of heavy metals and chemicals. Micro-filtration removes protozoa and other nasties, including (depending on filter size) some viruses.

    Regards,

    Josh
     
  5. Joshua M. Smith

    Joshua M. Smith Mosin Sight Manufacturer Member

    No, I got mine from Amazon.

    I only do sights, shims and triggers. That's quite enough.

    Josh
     
  6. When do you have to worry about heavy metals?

    I am curious, I was just always told to filter if you couldn't boil it.
     
  7. Joshua M. Smith

    Joshua M. Smith Mosin Sight Manufacturer Member

    I love to fish.

    Ever wonder why fish have those do-not-eat advisories?

    You just don't know what's in the water sometimes.

    Josh