Katadyn Pocket Water Microfilter

Built for long-lasting continuous use, the Katadyn Pocket water microfilter features a silver-impregnated ceramic element that’s effective against bacteria and protozoa even in extreme conditions. Unlike disposable filters, the ceramic element can be cleaned several times–even in the field. More importantly, the element filters all microorganisms larger than 0.2 microns (0.0002mm), producing clear, drinkable water wherever you are. The pump also includes an improved, round pump handle for better ergonomics and an outlet hose that attaches to water containers with a single clip.  This product is rated 5 star with 150 reviews…and Yes, it has a 20 year warranty.

Katadyn Pocket Water Microfilter

Katadyn

The Pocket hails from Katadyn’s Endurance series, a high-quality line of filters that can produce up to 100 times more water than standard water filters. The Pocket is so tough in fact, that it’s the first choice for extreme adventurers like Mike Horn. Plus, it’s the only water filter with a 20-year warranty. Other features include a measuring gauge that indicates when you should change the filtering element, a cushioned base that makes it easy to pump on all surfaces, a prefilter, and a carrying bag.
Specifications:

  • Capacity: 13,000 gallons / 50,000 liters
  • Dimensions: 24 by 6 centimeters / 10 by 2.4 inches
  • Output: 1 quart/liter per minute
  • Technology: 0.2 micron ceramic depth filter (cleanable)
  • Weight: 550 grams / 20 ounces
  • 20 year warranty

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

Having clean water for you or for your family is absolutely essential for any type of emergency situation.  I have highlighted different water filtration systems on here to expose you to the choices available.  The lifestraw is lightweight and will fit perfect into your bag.

lifestraw

  • Removes a minimum of 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria per manufacturer.(>LOG 6 reduction)
  • LifeStraw® offers easy access to clean and safe drinking water away from home!
  • Filters up to 1000L of contaminated water per the manufacturer.
  • Removes a minimum of 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites per manufacturer.
  • Reduces water turbidity by filtering particles of approximately 0.2 microns.

A Time Magazine Invention of the Year winner, LifeStraw® contains no chemicals, no batteries and no moving parts to wear out. It features a a high flow rate and weighs only 2oz! It is perfect for the ultralight backpacker, camper, hiker, traveler, boy scout, hunter or for emergencies. Unlike many similar filters on the market today, LifeStraw® has met EPA standards for water filtration in independent testing. LifeStraw® has been used around the world under extreme conditions for humanitarian relief. Does not filter chemicals, salt, viruses, heavy metals, taste. Shelf life has been extended to 5 years! Please NOTE: It takes roughly 3-5 seconds of sucking to start the flow of water through the filter.
How to use: While you can drink directly from puddles or streams, it’s easiest to scoop water with your wide-mouthed water bottle and drink from it using the LifeStraw. When new, the filter membrane is very dry. Uncap the top and bottom caps and insert the base of the straw into the contaminated water. Let it sit for 30 seconds for water to creep up the membrane, then take 5 strong sucks to get the water flowing. When done drinking, blow a breath of air back down into the LifeStraw to purge the water out, shake, then recap. If you drink from murky water and the water flow stops, blow back into it to purge the water and mud from the filter. When you return home from a hiking trip, drink some tap water with the LifeStraw, purge the filter by blowing back into it, then leave it to dry with the caps off.