Hundreds of thousands of Americans take time away from their busy work and school schedules each year to go camping, hiking, backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, etc. While out in the woods or on a stream someplace having fresh water to rehydrate their bodies can mean the difference between life and death — especially if they get lost or accidentally spill or lose their water supply.
And let us not forget about all the natural disasters and floods which render public water supplies temporarily undrinkable. Having the proper supplies and equipment on-hand when disaster strikes can DEFINITELY mean the difference between life and death.
A company called Katadyne manufactures a full line of personal and portable water filtration systems for use just about anywhere. Below you will see an example of a simple, portable water filtration systems designed by Katadyne.
Katadyn Hiker Pro Microfilter Water Filter
Katadyn Hiker Pro
The Katadyn Hiker Pro Microfilter is the number one selling microfilter for outdoor use. This compact and light weight backpacking microfilter removes Bacteria, Giardia, and Cryptosporidium. The Hiker Pro is easy to operate and has a high water output system with an AntiClog pleated filter cartridge that outputs up to 1 quart of water per minute! Using microfilter technology the Hiker Pro not only removes bacteria but also reduces bad taste and odor from your drinking water. The Hiker Pro Microfilter comes with a Prefilter, Universal Bottle Adaptor, Carrying Bag, Field Maintenance Kit and Quick Connect Fittings. The cartridge capacity of this fitler is up to 200 gallons depending on water quality. Weight: 11 oz Height: 6.5″ X 3″ Hose Length: 36″ Technology: .3 Micron Pleated Glassfiber removes Bacteria, Cysts and Sediment Output: Appox. 1 quart per minute with 48 easy strokes Removes: 99.9999% klebsiella terrigena, 99.99% Giardia and CryptosporidiumContents:1 Hiker Pro Water Microfilter 1 Anti Clog Microfilter Cartridge 1 Removable Filter Protector 2 Quick Connect Hose Sets 1 Hydration Connector 1 Intake Hose with Modular Prefilter 1 Output Hose with Universal Bottle Adapter 1 Deluxe Carry Bag.
Katadyn Exstream Personal Water Bottle Purifier
The Katadyn Exstream Personal Water Purifier makes staying hydrated while biking, camping, backpacking, or trekking convenient and safe. Just dip your Exstream Bottle in any lake or stream and you’re ready to go. Using Virustat Technology, microfiltration, and carbon the Exstream is the only EPA registered purification bottle that removes all organisms from your drinking water, including viruses. This also makes the Exstream Personal Water Purifier ideal for international travel and for emergency use. The new carry loop makes it easier than ever! Bottle Capacity: 26 oz Filter Cartridge Capacity: 160 Refills up to 26 gallons Weight: 7 oz Height: 11″ Advanced Virustat Technology kills 99.9999% of waterborne viruses. Removes 99.9% of waterborne protozoa such as Giardia Easy to use. Purifies water without pumps, hoses or seperate containers. Carbon Prefilter removes sediment, elimates odors and improves taste EPA registered water filter bottle Contents: 1 Exstream Sports Bottle 1 Carry Loop 1 Virustat Microbial Water Purification Cartridge 1 Owners Manual ** Please Note: This cartridge contains iodine resin. Persons with iodine allergies or thyroid problems and pregnant women should consult their doctor before using this device because small amounts of iodine may remain in the treated water.