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SimonB
17-10-2012, 01:07 PM
Howdo,

Not wanting to spend a small fortune for one of these, decided to look about to find if anyone had made their own, and what with..

I was intending to use haulage tarp canvas, after a talk with another member, but was let down by another friend who said they had some spare, so I hunted the net and bought a 2000mm x 400mm roll of artist canvas from the famous auction site for a few pound.

Washed it, and it has shrunk, but expected it, so now on the line drying, ready for turning into a filter...

I know it will still need a boilup before using, but it means I can collect water while on the roam without having to carry x ammount of water in my pack.

Just hope now I don't make a mess with the sewing machine!. :)

paulthefish2009
17-10-2012, 01:46 PM
Blimey,2000mmx400mm ! thats some filter Simon :shocked: ha ha,seriosly though thats a bloody good idea mate,mind if I pinch it ? Paul

butchthedog
17-10-2012, 01:47 PM
Hi SimonB,
years back, where I worked we used JUTE waggon sheets on tipper trucks. These were coarser than the ordinary tarps used in general haulage and were not waterproof/treated. If some of these old sheets were still lying about in a haulage yard near you, the owner may give them to you for free. Just a thought Buddy.

Dave

SimonB
17-10-2012, 02:38 PM
Blimey,2000mmx400mm ! thats some filter Simon :shocked: ha ha,seriosly though thats a bloody good idea mate,mind if I pinch it ? Paul

Go for it mate... I pinched it off someone anyway !!! LOL :)

And I won't be using it all, though I am thinking of double skinning it....

And Thanks for the tip Dave, will keep an eye out.


This is the stuff... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/370605526681

fish
17-10-2012, 03:21 PM
may i sugest you just adapt a army surplus kit holdal the old canvas ones,my mate did it and it filters out all particulates.

one of these: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HEAVY-DUTY-MILITARY-GREEN-CANVAS-ARMY-KIT-BAG-HOLDALL-ARMY-SURPLUS-/270935981691

SimonB
17-10-2012, 03:23 PM
may i sugest you just adapt a army surplus kit holdal the old canvas ones,my mate did it and it filters out all particulates.

one of these: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HEAVY-DUTY-MILITARY-GREEN-CANVAS-ARMY-KIT-BAG-HOLDALL-ARMY-SURPLUS-/270935981691

I never thought of that fish.... :)

f0rm4t
17-10-2012, 03:25 PM
Hope this helps lads.

8
http://tinyurl.com/ckfe8d3

11.99 (currently out of stock)
http://tinyurl.com/crvb8za

15
http://tinyurl.com/bnowa5c

Not sure if they are going to be better than a home made job with the latest materials.
Do these things have a shelf life?

Silverback
17-10-2012, 03:27 PM
Nice one dude, I could have got you a bit of canvas if I'd known

Tigger004
17-10-2012, 08:01 PM
Check out http://www.drinksafe-systems.co.uk
They do straws and larger filters which render the water safe to drink straight away,
I have used the straw type for a couple of years and recently bought a 3 in 1 inline filter, attached to a lemonade bottle, you can use it like a camel bak, Drank from a rank smelling canal in derbyshire when I was caught out without water, it was good.
worth a look even if you are not interested in buying one.

SimonB
17-10-2012, 08:27 PM
I'll have a look tigger thanks.

ADz
19-10-2012, 04:33 AM
I have the Travel Tap from drinksafe systems, Its great :)

beermaker
29-12-2012, 02:54 PM
could you use the legs of an old pair of jeans to make a millbank style filter, especially if double-skinning it, or is the denim too coarse to be an effective filter? What about using calico and denim?