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Water filters/purifiers

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by Detentus, Jun 9, 2010.


  1. Detentus

    Detentus Monkey+

    Has anyone invested in a water purifier/filter system? If so, what kind?
     
  2. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Are you asking about a whole house system that's hooked to your plumbing, a countertop model or portable?


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  3. Detentus

    Detentus Monkey+

    Melbo, sorry, I should have specified. I meant a portable, like a Katadyne. We already have a sytem hooked in for our well water(filters out Fe), as our water was rusty.

    I'm looking at a Katadyne for around $66.00, with ceramic disc and replaceable cartridge that filters out bacteria, viruses, and general scum.
     
  4. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I have a few portable units.

    Katadyn Pocket: This thing is heavy but solid, full ceramic. I've pulled water out of some pretty stagnant puddles without any further treatment. $219ish

    I also have a PUR Scout although I don't think they make it anymore (Possibly made by Katadyn under a different name?). This guy is at least 15 yrs old and I'm only on the 3rd filter for it. Still tastes like Iodine with every sip too. $???

    Check out the MSR Miniworks. I've heard great things and know that it has been carried my various militaries as well. $89ish

    I'd also price in a complete set of replacement parts as well. Extra filters and a gasket/o ring kit. If it breaks and you don't have the parts, you might as well not have it.

    Here's the Pocket and the Miniwiorks
    pocket. miniworks_ex2.
     
  5. Detentus

    Detentus Monkey+

    Thank you, Melbo. I jumped the gun and ordered the one on the left(Katadyne) for $66.00 that usually retails for $89.00 with additional cartridges and ceramic disks.

    I was just wondering if anyone else had done so.
     
  6. Hispeedal2

    Hispeedal2 Nay Sayer

    This has come up recently.

    I use PUR Hiker with great results (as in.... I've never been sick or had problems with it). Look at weight if you want to pack it. I was looking at a Katadyn steel model until I realized the weight.

    The last thing you want in the woods is.......[flush]
     
  7. fortunateson

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  8. Detentus

    Detentus Monkey+

    Thanks, everyone.
     
  9. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

  10. Detentus

    Detentus Monkey+

    Melbo, thanks again. I think I made the right choice. I may pick up a pocket one soon, too.
     
  11. foust1012

    foust1012 Monkey+

    Emergency and Everyday Water Purification

    The best portable water purifier out there in my opinion are the Berkey Systems. They are more powereful than anything I have found, and you can make any freshwater water source into pure drinking water very quickly. Also, the filtration elements are re-cleanable and last for up to 3,000 gallons each and most of the systems come with at least 2 elements which means that they would last for 6,000 gallons. They have models for individuals all the way to large groups. they even have a model that is a 22 oz. sports water bottle that is perfect for 72-hour kits. The best website I have seen out there is Home. They have competitive prices and a very informative site. Check them out. I bought mine there and I love it so much, I use it for everyday drinking water.
     
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