Quinn Clark

Quinn Clark

Utah, and surrounding environs

Quinn Clark's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Running
Snowshoeing

Quinn Clark's Bio

Until about 5 years ago I had done little more than look at the great state I call home, usually from a moving car. My life was transformed when I first started walking into the mountains and found some of the most incredible and inspiring vistas I'd ever seen. Since then I've gone from little more than an office chair jockey to an avid hiker/showshoer/backpacker/camper/peak bagger. Some of my favorite things to do are moonlight hiking, long endurance hikes, climbing challenging peaks, and multi-night backpacking trips. Have never done Winter backpacking, but I'm looking forward to it.

Quinn Clark

Quinn Clark wrote an answer about on January 31, 2013

There is a maintenance kit for this filter...

There is a maintenance kit for this filter available at the Katadyn site, but it doesn't appear to include the removable plastic intake nipple you're referring to. I would consider contacting Katadyn directly either via their web form or phone: http://www.katadyn.com/usen/service/kontakt0/

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Quinn Clark

Quinn Clark wrote a review of on January 29, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I replaced a cheap foam pad with one of these, and boy, did it make a difference! Woke up several times during the night on the foam, could feel every rock. With this I felt almost like I was on my bed at home, slept like a baby. I will never downgrade my sleep system again.

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Quinn Clark wrote a review of on January 29, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This thing isn't huge, but I was able to fit my 65L pack in it with me as long as I turned the pack on its side. Survived several soggy and cold nights including a lot of rain, some snow, and morning frost backpacking in the High Uintah Wilderness without getting wet - be sure to stake the rain fly down tightly on (at least) the windward side or it'll flap around a bit. Upper part of the tent itself is mesh under the rain fly, so ventilation is sufficient. Happy with my purchase.

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Quinn Clark wrote a review of on January 29, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I used this filter for 100% of my drinking and cooking water on a multi-day backpacking trip to King's Peak in Northern Utah, and a 2-day trip in the Mt. Timpanogos Wilderness area a couple of weeks later. First and foremost, the water coming out of this filter tasted clean and pure, and I didn't get sick after drinking it, so it clearly functioned as intended. The tapered plastic inserts fit the mouth of my 2-liter water bottles perfectly. I tried to be fastidious about potentially contaminated water coming into contact with the "clean" end of the plastic tubing or with the inserts, but it can be difficult to keep everything completely separated. Overall I love the filter and its small pack footprint, but if you're very particular about keeping everything separated and all the clean parts clean on a long packing trip, you might want to rethink how everything gets stored.

Also: My hiking buddy brought another filter on our trip and it completely seized up on the trail when his filter got clogged. I was glad I had this!

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