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The Katadyn Pocket Water Microfilter an eco-friendly pocket Water Purifier for camping.

Updated on October 22, 2014

The Katadyn Pocket Water Microfilter Great Portable water filters

If you're planing to go camping and want clean water the best thing to do is to take a portable water filter with you. It's save and simple. portable water filters like the ones from Katadyn can be a good friend in times of need.

I'm living on the country side in Spain and here filtered water can't be taken for granted. To be honest, we do not have drinkable water from the tab, only irrigation water and rain water. Drinking water we buy in the stores or we go to the local spring. But there's not always a spring or store nearby.

If you're up in the mountains, having a picnic or a tour on the bike, it feels safe to have a pocket water microfilter with you. In emergencies we use the water purifier at home as well. It's not that I'm fussy about water, when I shower I use water from the irrigation network or rainwater tank, but when it comes to drinking water I prefer to drink pure and filtered water.

portable water filters
portable water filters

Portable water filters

eco-friendly purified water

Portable water purification devices - are also called "point-of-use" (POU) water treatment systems

and field water disinfection techniques - are used by hikers,bikers and bush walkers alike. They are also used in the military field and by survivalists and others who need fresh drinking water when they are in the countryside.

With portable water filters you can render unchlorinated water portable (which means, safe and suitable for drinking purposes). Nowadays there are many portable water filters or chemical additives (although personal I don't like these) on the market for camping and hiking and all of you who love to go and have trip out in the countryside.

The POU's are not only used in harsh conditions, no, as I told you, I use them at home as well to filter the water from the tap and have clean and pure drinking water on the diner table. It removes the chlorine, heavy metals (like mercury and lead ) and and other odors that sometimes can come with ordinary water from the tap and gives you fresh water instead.

PUR 18 Cup Dispenser with One Pitcher Filter DS-1800Z - a clean water purification process.

There are a lot of water systems on the market, some portable, others attachad to the tap. This water filter by PUR conveniently fits in the sink for refilling with a special fill-tray design that helps distribute weight and handles that make it easy to carry. Plus, the slim, space-saving design makes optimum use of your refrigerator shelf. It is a well designed unit, a beauty for the I as handy as well.

KAZ INC. PUR 2-stage Dispenser - DS-1800Z
KAZ INC. PUR 2-stage Dispenser - DS-1800Z

At the moment the PUR 18 Cup Dispenser with One Pitcher Filter DS-1800Z has 747 reviews and has 4 and a half stars .

Do I need to say more ? It is a relative cheap product with great results. The water purification process is simple and it reduces chemicals, bad taste and odor in water. It has an Advanced filtration system and gives you pure fresh drinking water in an eco-friendly way.

 

Water the source of life - Do you filter your water ?

waterfall in spain close to b&b Los Gatos Valencia
waterfall in spain close to b&b Los Gatos Valencia

A waterfall close to our bed and breakfast Los Gatos near Valencia, Spain.

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The Big Berkey system

a simple water purification process

The Big Berkey system is the ideal system to have at hand. It's perfect for homes with medium sized families, a trip with a camper, outdoor activities or when the mains water runs out. This water system purifies both treated water and untreated raw water from rivers, ponds and water supplies in foreign countries, where regulations may be substandard to say it mildly. Perfect for everyday use, outdoor activities and a must in rural environments where electricity, water pressure or unfiltered water may not be available.

Big Berkey eco-friendly water purifier - Filter your rainwater

Our local canal - It definitely needs to be filtered

our local canal
our local canal

Yes guys, this is it. This is the local canal that runs along our house. We're now living in Spain for about 5 years and finally have irrigation water through a pipe system. But the first 3 years we had to siphon the water out this canal through tubes!!! To be honest, I didn't knew what the word siphon meant, before I went to Spain.

In the first years we lived here, we could not drink the water, and we absolutely needed a water filter if we wanted to use the water for brushing our tooth and cooking etc. One day when the canal was dry again I stumbled upon a dead goats head lying in the canal. Right!!!

I could have expected such a thing because there are a lot of shepherds around. Sooner or later a sheep had to fall into the canal and drown.

Well it was time for us to buy a water filter system and purify the water a bit.

But anyway, the Spanish local bureaucracy is very good at closing the water tap without notifying....and then it's quit possible that we do not have water for a week. Luckily we do have two tanks on the roof filled with water from the canal and rain water, in these emergencies, when the Spanish authorities decides to stop the dam. we still have water in the tanks.

In such cases it's a good feeling that we have a water filtering system at hand and we can still rely on rain water.

Having the water sorted out (we also bought an eco friendly shower head.) we finally could start our Vegetarian Bed & Breakfast

Katadyn Pocket Water Microfilter - Pocket water filter designed four outdoor enthusiasts and international travelers.

The Katadyne Pocket Microfilter is handy in outdoor situation. It's durable and sustainable. If your planning a weekend out in the countryside, the Katadyn Pocket Water Microfilter is an ideal partner.

But he's not only helpful for the fishermen and the bikers amongst us, no he is reliable in longer travels as well. Planing to go to Mexico or Indonesia ? It would not be a bad idea to have a portable water filter with you. Not all the countries in the world have top-notch water running out of the tap.

The Katadyn Pocket Microfilter has a ceramic element that filters bacteria and protozoa even under extreme conditions. Unlike disposable filters, the ceramic element can be cleaned several times, even in the field. And the element filters all microorganisms larger than 0.2 microns (0.0002mm), producing clear, drinkable water no matter where in the world you are.

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