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"In the field" water filters..........

Post in 'The Gear' started by Robbie, Aug 27, 2007.

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  1. Robbie

    Robbie Minister of Fire

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    I know this is an "off" type subject but I figured lots of us might end up way out in the woods and might like to have a cool drink of clean water. %-P

    Though the real reason for this post is more "family oriented" survival thinking on similar lines as wood burning.

    I am going to buy a couple of these for my family........ and after many days of exhaustive searching and reading many reviews, I have decided on the following water filters below.

    I thought it would be nice and polite for me to save others from having to spend days searching for a good water filter.

    Yes, the family model I chose is a bit pricy (Pocket model), but it should last for years.

    Yes we can boil water, but what if you are in the woods several hundred yards (or miles) from your vehicle and need a cool drink out of a creek ?

    OK, it's probably not the most convincing post but here they are,

    For long term use (13,000 gallons of filtered water),

    http://www.basegear.com/katadynpocket.html

    And for shorter trips (200 gallons of filtered water)......

    http://www.basegear.com/hikerprofilter.html

    Hope this helps in some way.


    Robbie

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  2. TMonter

    TMonter Minister of Fire

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    I prefer the Steripen:

    http://www.hydro-photon.com/

    Easily sterilizes water without having a bulky filter. The Katadyn is a good filter (I used to have one), but it's bulky and heavy. The steripen is less than half the weight and about 40% of the bulk.
  3. Robbie

    Robbie Minister of Fire

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    I read a bit about them, but was a little afraid of the batteries etc. .........I'm sure they are good filters though.

    I just ordered mine..........can't wait.


    Robbie
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