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Five Best Filtration Water Bottles – Be Safe With Any Water When Camping

Updated on August 29, 2010

Camping is really one enjoyable experience that anyone can get recharged from. It replenishes our spirits and just to commune with nature relieve us of the stress we get from our everyday battle in the cities. But camping can sometimes be demanding because we have to bring all our camping gears and amenities just to make sure we are well taken cared of, well nourished, away from diseases and of course, well hydrated. This is why while we are trekking, hiking and trailing the paths toward our campsite we should be replenishing our bodies with good water and must bring along all the water we can take. Unfortunately, whether we like it or not we have to strain our back and arms to take those gallons and gallons of water with us.

Beating the odds with the bottles

However, for campers who are already veterans in their own ways, they know that taking so much water when camping, hunting and mountain climbing can only take the toll out of their bodies so they bring along enough water only for their travel. When they ran out of water they just drink any water they can find anywhere without getting sick. You read it right. These people just find waters from springs, lakes, rivers, and lagoons and this will be their sources of water. However, we know that these waters are not always safe. They are full of microorganisms, bacteria, impurities, viruses, heavy metals and all other harmful water borne organisms that can make anyone sick. So what is their secret? They are using water filtration bottles.

Water filtration bottles have water filters inside them that can purify water by means of carbon filtration. The filters can be able to filter out impurities such as heavy metals and all water borne microorganisms that usually live on water. To sum it up, water filtration bottles can make undrinkable water into clean and drinkable water and can render it safe as long as the purifier has a perfect and quality filtration system.

Your life depends on your bottle

As a camper, you can take any water you want from any water sources along your way. You just have to fill your water filtration bottle with undrinkable water, follow the procedure and here comes the clean water without worries. Honestly, you can never imagine how much this piece of small filtration system can save your life and get home safe. With the filtration system, you don’t need the iodine tablets, boiling the water or taking with you large purification system because you can get clean water from this small filtration bottle in an instance.

There are now many filtration bottles that you can purchase from many convenience and sports shops but only few of them can be reliable. You don’t want to bring along an unreliable water filtration product while you are out there because your life will be depending on it. So what I have here now are the 5 best water filtration system you must have when going camping. These products all stand with quality and they are perfectly steadfast in their purpose.

Lifesaver Bottle 4000 Ultra Filtration Water Bottle
Lifesaver Bottle 4000 Ultra Filtration Water Bottle

Lifesaver Bottle 4000 Ultra Filtration Water Bottle

It lives by its name “lifesaver” because of its ultra filtration system that can eliminate all microbiological waterborne pathogens and can reduce chemical residues to make water safe for drinking. It is very simple to use, very portable, very reliable and it is the world’s first all-in-one ultra filtration water bottle that is fitted with 4000UF replaceable purification cartridge with holes that are 15 nanometers across. This makes even the smallest viruses and bacteria to be filtered out. It is also fitted with activated carbon filter that can reduce wide varieties of chemical residues which include medical residues, pesticides, heavy metals (lead and copper) and endocrine disrupting compounds. It can filter out 4,000 liters of water before the need to replace its activated carbon filter. Its UF cartridge is also replaceable so you can be sure you are always safe anywhere you go with this excellent bottle. Tested and approved by the U.S. FDA, the UK Water Compliance Guidelines and the European Drinking Water Directive Council. With all its recognitions, this is just the perfect filtration bottle for travelers and for people who love the outdoors.

Katadyn Pocket Water Microfilter
Katadyn Pocket Water Microfilter

Katadyn Pocket Water Microfilter

For those who are outdoor enthusiasts and international travelers, this piece of portable water purifier can be the right bottle for you. Its silver-impregnated ceramic element does not need to be replaced but only needs to be cleaned when it gets dirty. It is very efficient in filtering out organisms that are commonly found even on potable water such as bacteria and protozoa but it can also eliminate any forms of viruses, bacteria and water borne diseases from any water sources. Despite its small size, it is made with heavy duty materials, can filter out microorganisms larger than 0.2 microns and it has am improved round pump handle that is now ergonomically designed for an easy pump. This Pocket water filtration system is also packed with high-quality line of filters that can produce up to 100 times more water than other water systems. Its measuring gauge will indicate when you need to change its filtering element. Some people call it “The Pocket” and they know this is one portable, reliable and tough filtration bottle. It is always under a 20-year warranty so you can always have an effective water filtering system every time you travel into the woods or to other countries with it. When outdoors, it can be used by a maximum of 4 people and has the capacity of producing 13,000 gallons of water before changing its filter. It only weighs 20 ounces and has a clean water output of 1 quart per minute.

Katadyn Exstream Purifier Bottle - In Your Choice of Colors
Katadyn Exstream Purifier Bottle - In Your Choice of Colors

Katadyn Exstream Purifier Bottle - In Your Choice of Colors

This colorful Exstream purifier bottle is more convenient among backpackers, campers, hikers, cyclists as it purifies water as you drink from it. Its maximum water content is 21 oz. and you can always refill it from many water sources. It is EPA registered and can remove all types of organisms which include bacterial cysts, viruses and all water borne pathogens. It is a combination of a purifier and water into a single bottle so you don’t need to bring with you lots of purified water. This small bottle houses a three-step purification system. First, the carbon pre-filter eliminates all the particulates including unpleasant tastes and odors of the water. Second, a cyst filter will eliminate the bacterial cysts which include cysts from Giardia and Cryptoosporidium and finally, the Virustat microbial water purification cartridge will kill all the remaining waterborne viruses and bacteria. These processes can take place when you squeeze on the squeezable bottle and you do not need to pump out the water. Its replaceable cartridge can filter out up to 26 gallons of drinking water depending on the quality of the water you put in. It has a leak-proof bite valve and you can easily insert it on your backpack’s side pocket.

Ecoflo Stainless Steel Water Filter Bottle /26oz
Ecoflo Stainless Steel Water Filter Bottle /26oz

Ecoflo Stainless Steel Water Filter Bottle /26oz

According to its manufacturer, this is the world’s first and only stainless steel filtered water bottle. It is available in metallic blue, metallic red and clear stainless steel. But the most convenient thing about this portable water purifier bottle is its capability to remove up to 99.99% of pollutants that is present on the water. The water gets filtered as you drink and because its external shell is made of stainless steel, it can keep water cool for extended period of time. It can also easily fit into your backpack, your car’s cup holder or bike rack holder. Its ionic-adsorption micro-filtration system is like a miniature water filtration plant that is inside a portable bottle because it can eliminate pathogens such as cryptosporidium, giardia, cysts and spores that can be found on fresh water sources. It can also eliminate unpleasant tastes and odor as well as toxic chemicals such as detergents, pesticides and other agricultural and industrial wastes. Another point that this water has where other filtration bottles fail is its ability to filter out dissolved solids and these are usually the heavy metals such as asbestos, aluminum, lead, mercury, copper, chromium and other metals that are ordinarily found on running waters.

Clear2GO Water Bottle with Filter
Clear2GO Water Bottle with Filter

Clear2GO Water Bottle with Filter

If you want a very basic, simple, portable and efficient squirt water bottle with filter, this one can be highly recommended. This can save you more money on buying expensive water filtration bottles and it can also remove 99.9% of microbial cysts such as the cryptosporidium and giardia. It has a 24 ounce capacity and can filter out 100 gallons of water which is equivalent 757 units of 16.9 oz store bottles before changing its filter. You can take it during your backpacking, hiking, to your office or gym or when traveling to other countries. This is very usable if you travel from county to county and have to drink water from different tap water. It can make bad tasting water into refreshing drinkable water because of its effective water filtering purification system inside. If you don’t like bottled water that much or do not have any choice but to drink tap water, this water bottle with purifier can be your best alternative to have your fresh and healthier water.


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    E. Baker 

    7 years ago

    Thank you for mentioning our Ecoflo Water Bottle in your list! We have provided a link to your post via our blog at


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