Attaching hoses to water filters and accessories

8:15 p.m. on August 2, 2014 (EDT)
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I have a couple of Sawyer's water filters but the hoses provided as well as hoses for Camel Back water-lines, are very difficult to 'stretch' or open wider to fit the filters and other adapters provided with the hydration lines. How does one efficiently attach these inflexible hoses...with hot water and a bit of salad oil or Canola margarine as a lubricant?  Please explain. Thank you.


9:20 a.m. on October 22, 2014 (EDT)
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I don't have a sawyer, but I bit of lip balm helps with similar issues with my platypus filter.  

10:04 a.m. on October 22, 2014 (EDT)
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You have answered your own question.

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