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I was just out to Walmart and they have just got in the fuel water filter units. Cartridge type with the mount and filter for $28.00 complete. Also had the replacement filters for I Think $6.00.... Mounting was black and so was the filter cartridge. It was heavy built built.
 

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do they sell the fittings
When I bought my water filter kit at Academy I took one of the two brass plugs, that came with the filter kit, to Ace Hardware, and found two brass nipple fitting that matched the threads on the plugs. No problem at all. (I believe they were 3/8" fittings)

I may be very wrong, but the three different filter kits I saw at Wal-Mart, Bass Pro, and Academy looked like they were made by the same company in China! Same mounting holes and fuel line fitting attachment ports.

Good luck,

Bill
 

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Wal Mart was the highest at $24.99. Bass Pro was $21.99 and Academy was $19.99.

I bought the $19.99 one at Academy because it was cheaper and the store was only about one and a half miles from my house.

Academy did have another model that was made by another company(?) that included the two nipple fittings, and if I remember correctly it cost a bit more....$24 to $29.

Bubbakat recommended this type filter kit, and I'm very happy that I bought mine.:big_smile:

If you need a make and model number I'll try and find it for you.

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I was on my hike today thinking about potential situations if I were to ever get lost. Water would obviously be a priority, but I’m in California where it’s very dry. Where I hike, many of the hills have cows grazing throughout very large expanses of hills. Where there are cows, there’s got to be water, but the small standing ponds and sometimes water troughs they get their water from are typically contaminated by their urine. I always take my pack with me on my hike, with different options for water purification. I have a water filter (currently a BeFree), tincture iodine, and could boil water if necessary. Would these options prevent illness for smaller water sources that have cow urine (and others) in a survival situation? If so, what would be the best option to clean the water?
I took Stubbys post to be about a fuel line filter that removes water , probably for a boat, not a drinking water filter as you describe. Around cows I would boil the water hard for 10 to 12 min. I personally have never trusted any of the drinking water filters , not after a camping trip when I was about 15 where we all got some type of stomach bug from a creek after filtering it through a straw type filter , and were unable to stay 5 feet from a stool for a week and a half. I boil extra long every since and have had no trouble.
 
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