anyone got something? I have turned my sawyer mini into a gravity filter. Works well, but I am trying to fit a pre filter of sorts into the system. Something like this looks like it will work, but it is too big, everything I have is in the 1/4" tubing range. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tap-Adaptor-Snap-On-Water-Filter-Connector-Garden-Irrigation-Antelco-Multi-Item/262992040652?_trkparms=aid=111001&algo=REC.SEED&ao=1&asc=20160908105057&meid=2586db7dede147c8bc9bdd3dec8b217d&pid=100675&rk=5&rkt=15&sd=323777453096&itm=262992040652&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci:352c2fa8-a28c-11e9-86c9-74dbd1801aaa|parentrq:d88735a716b0aa47c56117a7ff8d2de0|iid:1 Was considering a small in-line fuel filter, however I am concerned about the flow rate of the filter media, and the whole "food safe" aspect of the filter. Anyone know of a in-line screen filter with barbed ends that will fit a 1/4" tube. Ideally the screen can be easily cleaned. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A little back story. I have been a backpacker since I was a kid. Started with using a pump filter for many years. I have owned several. Pump filters have a strainer or prefilter located on the tip of the intake hose. 10 to 15 years ago I starter playing around with other filters and water treatments. As I spend some time in the high country where fresh snow melt is plentiful I started to use a Steri Pen (UV). Also would use polar pure (iodine). Even though snow melt is "pure" there are some bacteria that live in the sierra snow that I would like to avoid ingesting before killing. While on a multi day back country ski trip trip, my Steri pen runs out of batteries. Actually I had replace the lithium batteries I had in there with alkalines. Big mistake. The steri pen can only be used with liths and nickle metal rechargeables. Buddy brought a back up filter: a Sawyer mini. The sawyer is a new school filter which use hollow fiber or nano tube tech which filters down to 0.1 microns and it good for 100K gallons. I had read about this type of filter but was reluctant to use as a primary. https://sawyer.com/technology/ We used this filter for 4 people over 3 days, and it proved itself. One thing to note is that the hollow tubes can be damaged due to freezing (with water in it, once used you cant get all the water out). We were very careful and kept the filter in an inside jacket pocket when not is use. Once I got back home I buy a Sawyer mini ($20) as I was so impressed. Fast forward a few years and I am on a backcounty ski hut trip with my son. The couple that shared the hut with us used a Platypus brand gravity filter with a hollow tube type cartridge (similar to a Sawyer). I was still using my trusted pump filter. I decided that I needed to get with the times. That summer before a backpacking trip I hooked up my Sawyer to a camel back bladder and connected it to a MSR 10L dromedary bag. This rigged up filter provided clean water for 6 people for 2 days. Over the 4th of july I went out packing for a couple of nights and brought my sawyer rig (100oz camelback to 100oz cb, no need for the 10L bladder). Was noticing that despite my best efforts to scoop up clean water I would get some debris. This debris would then superficially clog the filter, and stop the gravity flow action. A quick back flush would remedy the issue, but it would happen again after each 100oz of filtration. I did bring a Steripen prefilter, but I did not want to sacrifice a drinking bottle (only brought one). I had brought the SP pre filter it along if I could only collect water for shallow slow moving streams. So now I in the process of making my personal gravity filter kit, and looking for feedback and suggestions on how to get rid of the tiny bits of filter and hose clogging debris without straining my water before hand.