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An Inexpensive Backpacking Water Purifier you can use at work or home

Updated on October 17, 2011

Stop Polluting and get Cleaner water!

Berkey sports water bottle purifier is great for hiking backpacking, kayaking or travel. Weighing only 5.5 ounces you can bring your own hand held water purifier with you when you travel.

Stay Hydrated - on the trail and around the campfire

Backpacking is a heavy and thirsty sport. Do you carry a hiking water purifier with you when you go? It’s really the best thing to do if you don’t want to add weight to your pack by carrying water.

A lot of hikers and backpackers have caught on to the idea of using a hiking water purifier. They are light and can purify water from sources you wouldn’t even think of. A hiking or backpacking water purifier can save you time when you are setting up camp for the evening. You don’t even need a fire to purify the water. Just find a source add the water and drink. What could be better?

A portable and lightweight water filter is a necessity for all hikers and backpackers!

A backpacking water purifier is not only a good idea for camp life, you can carry them with you along the way. You don’t even have to take off your pack to use it or filter your water. Many sports water bottles offers a convenient carrying loop and an external pull top so you don’t have to worry about your hands contaminating the water.

Backpacking and Hiking takes alot of energy and water

Backpacking and hiking can be excruciating. Why would you want to add to this strain by carrying water that can be heavy and not easy to stow? A water bottle purifier could eliminate that weight by carrying a hiking water purifier. You could be expending your energy on the mountain or cliff not on carrying your water supply.

At night a portable water bottle purifier is the best because you know that you have to replenish yourself with the fluids you have lost during the day. You don’t want to take all your rest time, and fuel supplies purifying water by boiling it. Sometimes even boiling water does not remove all the chemicals and pollutants.

No water source in nature is totally safe to drink without filtering

If you have gone from one season to the next in backpacking you can see that the environmental conditions of nature are quickly eroding. More and more people are exploiting our water. Big companies dump toxins and chemicals that end up everywhere - even remote areas. People don’t take care of their septic systems and they can leak into water sources corrupting a once natural and safe product into a deadly liquid.

Be safe wherever you go.

Protect yourself from nasty parasites and e-coli

It seems that if you are going to backpack you now have to protect yourself from that which once served to protect you. It is a shame, but it is the reality of backpacking. Water sources can no longer be trusted.

Once beautiful rivers and streams are now polluted from a lot of sources and you cannot trust what is in the water ,even if you can't see or smell it. You need a water bottle purifier to protect yourself from contaminated water so you can keep on hiking.

You can't see or smell or taste pollutants or bacteria that can make you deathly sick

Don’t waste your energy and time on bottled water and don’t assume that the drinking sources you once used securely are the same safe oasis as before.

Keep yourself healthy for the next trip by investing in a good portable water purifierthat removes parasites, microbes, chemicals, pathenogens, silt and other pollutants.

Let yourself do what you intended to do, hike hard and relax. Enjoy backpacking and hiking and stay hydrated with fresh clean safe drinking water and a lightweight water purifier you can trust. A portable water purifier can save your life and keep you on the trail longer.


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      Jessie Wintriss 

      9 years ago

      Great information!

      These are highly recommended for hiking - especially for longer trips in the event you can't find proper water.

      I've heard a lot of good personal reviews about them.

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      10 years ago

      I do not know about any 65 mm necks,

      This bottle has a water filter attached tothe straw area, which filters as you drink, not when you pour. You can also squeeze water through it. Good luck, try the Berky - it is easy, protable and works like a charm!

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      Tony Himson 

      10 years ago

      Do you know of any filters that have 63mm necks? I just got a titan bottle from their website and it has a standard sized 63mm neck that is supposed to work with filters. I haven't got my titan through the mail - its on backorder - so I can't try any filters on it yet.

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      beths nutrition 

      10 years ago

      Thanks so much for sharing this!! I hadn't really imagined how easy it would be to just bring a water filter along. I always thought of our trips in terms of bringing bottled water, or maybe those water puroification pellets.

      But I've heard that those pellets don't work for getting everything bad out of the water. And I don't want to end up catching something when I'm in the middle of nowhere.

      We'll have to look into this before our next camping trip. And it's great that we could use it at home as well. That'd be an awesome 2 for 1 thing, much nicer for our budget than buying new water every time or separate filters.

      Never can trust what's in the water, right? I'm glad there's such an affordable solution.

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      laurens health 

      10 years ago

      Awesome! I like the idea of not having to pack extra long as I know there'll be water somewhere along the way. For a good camping trip, there's always so much to bring--my sleeping bag, tent, food supplies...adding several days worth of drinking water is a real hassle.

      But I'm too nervous even to boil my water, because as you point out there's still a big chance that some kind of txin or nasty bacteria would slip through. Yeah, I really wouldn't want to get sick a million miles from anywhere.

      Of course I'm sure it's a good idea to check out the area ahead of time and make sure there's actually water there. ;)

      Anyway, thanks so much for pointing this out. I hadn't really thought about how simple and light packing a water filter would be. Great info!

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      10 years ago

      Great page! Lots of good info, i am buying one...this is way cool...going through security at an airport and filling it up in the water fountain saves a ton of money for me!


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