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Old 07-04-2011, 09:55 PM
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So I just saw a commercial of the Brita bottle w/ filter. I haven't look on any site just yet. Is it any good?
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Works fine in the kitchen. I wouldn't do pond water in it though. Makes the water taste better for sure.
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Works fine in the kitchen. I wouldn't do pond water in it though. Makes the water taste better for sure.
Thanks for the info. I thought from the impression the commercial gives that the company wa survival oriented but I was wrong.
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Its just a portable brita. Not something for potentially unsafe water. maybe to use as a stage 2 to clear up the flavor after using Iodine to purify?

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Its just a portable brita. Not something for potentially unsafe water. maybe to use as a stage 2 to clear up the flavor after using Iodine to purify?

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Sorry. I did not know what Brita was until today.
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camelbak and katydyn make some good bottles with filters
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to my knowledge brita and other cheap filter of the like dont filter water much. they just take out the smell and taste, but not the actual contaminants
look into katydyne, berkey, sawyer filters
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to my knowledge brita and other cheap filter of the like dont filter water much. they just take out the smell and taste, but not the actual contaminants
look into katydyne, berkey, sawyer filters
It will remove some chemicals that other filters like katadyn and sawyer will miss. Brita is basically just activated charcoal. So it will absorb chemicals and such. I would have no problem running water through a birta after it has been run through another filter. Though you are correct in that they do not last long.
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Took a look on Camelbak and it seems just like Brita to me. I've been considering small filters from Katadyn, Berkey and the such. Just tought it was possible to get near effects from a hiker pro or similar with the easiness of the bottle.
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Its just a portable brita. Not something for potentially unsafe water. maybe to use as a stage 2 to clear up the flavor after using Iodine to purify?

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I bought one ($10) and this is exactly what I plan on using it for in my B.O.B.. For everyday use, it really depends on whats in the water. I tried it at work (horrible tasting drinking water) and it did cut down on the taste and made it a little more palatable.
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If you are considering a Katadyn filter check out our 20% off storewide sale. It's going on for one more week. You probably won't find a better price on Katadyn products on the web. Highwater Filters.
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Months ago I did the math on their commercial with the bottles wrapping around the world X many times, by buying one that eliminates X amount of plastic bottles polluting the world. Well it would take something like 30 million of these things to be purchased to get rid of the worlds bottles for a year.

That's about 1 in every 10 American citizens. I find that comercial to be somewhat of a turn off to the product as they had to pitch saving the enviorment to buying it. Everyone should know that recycling is B.S.


Ok, I'll step off the soap box now.
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i was gunna use the brita bottle in my b.o.b. thought about using a coffee filter first, then run it through the brita bottle n finally treat it w bleach or chemical. if possible id boil it but chances are ill wanna keep moving n dont wanna make a fire. so from the more experienced... good idea or get another filter bottle?
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The sport berkey water bottle is a much better option for a water bottle (not unlimited use though but I have one in my GHB)
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The Brita bottle is great . . . for what it is. The water from drinking fountains at work is wretched stuff, but is quite tolerable through the charcoal filter of my Brita bottle. I've sent one to my wife to use for on-base water while deployed to Kuwait as well, per her request. That said, I would not use it to purify potentially unsafe water, only to improve the taste of water that is safe but unpleasant. I have Katadyn bottles in our BOBs in case we're ever forced to drink from questionable sources.
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