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I certainly do not understand what you could have done to make the bottles explode unless you didn't follow the initial priming process that takes less than 5 minutes or you pumped it way too many times.
I have several bottles and one of the new LifeSaver Jerrycans that process 5 gallons at a time. I also know that the systems are used by the military and I've heard lots of good stuff about the humanitarian work the company is doing.
Not sure where you are coming from, but I seem to have had an experience 180 degrees out from yours. Recently drank water on the AP that my friend wouldn't even touch with his Katadyn.