Water filtration and water purification are essential survival elements and skills to obtain to insure long term survival. This can also be critical in camping and hiking activities to insure safe drinking water. Our emergency drinking water products offer quick and easy ways to gather water that is safe and clean to drink. Each person should have their own water purification supplies to counter the effects of dehydration. Drinking at least a gallon of water per day per person will help you survive in most emergency situations. When the emergency water storage supplies run out, being able to purify the water you can obtain could be the difference of surviving comfortably to not surviving at all.
Outdoor enthusiasts, international travelers, relief groups, and preparedness minded individuals are creating a high demand for water treatment products. We mostly carry Katadyn products, because they provide you with a water system for every need – including traveling, camping, backpacking, sailing, paddling, fishing, biking, etc.
Katadyn's Mechanical Water Treatment
Ceramic filters have a micro porous structure with impregnated silver which delays the growth of bacteria. The pore size of Katadyn ceramic filters is 0.2 micron (0.0002 mm). Bacteria range in size from 0.2 to 5 micron and like protozoa (1 – 15 micron), are efficiently filtered out. Ceramic filters can be mechanically regenerated and the filter capacity is measurable.
Activated carbon is used for its ability to reduce harmful organic and inorganic substances in the water. It removes unpleasant tastes, odors, chlorine, pesticides (such as lindane, DDT) and trihalomethanes (THMs). These substances adhere to the large surface area of the activated carbon. Activated carbon granulate cannot be regenerated.
Superfine glassfiber, within two supporting layers, forms a depth filter. Nominal pore size of 0.3 micron mechanically filters all bacteria and protozoa. The flexible glassfiber is pleated resulting in an extremely large surface area and a very high capacity to absorb dirt.