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  1. Food and water
    Found the answer online. Apparently copper will not stop bacteria in wet environments. "The difference between dry and wet surfaces, such as copper pipes, is that only dry surfaces are inhospitable environments for bacterial growth. Bacteria can easily grow and reproduce in wet environments...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Katadyn Pocket Water Microfilter Specs: 13,000 gallons is A LOT of water, and the filter is ceramic, meaning no expiration and it's cleanable. What attracts me to this is that it's (relatively) compact, and could be stuffed into a BOB in a hurry. Plus Amazon is running a great sale on it...
  3. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Hi Guys I have been humming and hawing over which water filter to buy. I think that a serious "delux" travel model is the "Katadyn Pocket" The specs states that it filters down to 0.2 microns and will filter 13,000 gal (50,000 L) which is very impressive. It's price is around $300 and it...
  4. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    My question is simple. If you have and use a water filter in the outdoors, how do you know when the filter life is up???? I've been using them for a while know but realisticly I only guess when it's time to switch the filter. I s there a better way to gauge when to change the filter?????
  5. Urban Survival
    Alright, we all know to have a water filter and iodine tabs in our bobs to make water safe to drink...but something struck me last night and was hoping to get your input. Water in an urban area is VERY different than water you would find on the trail or in the bush. Depending on the source...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have a wife and daughter so I weed need to supply water to three people including myself and maybe another family if need be. I want something that I can use several times a day and still be able to use it a year later. I have approximately $500 to work with, willing to spend more if need be...
  7. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Why is everybody hung up on the Katadyn Pocket when the LifeSaver... is significantly cheaper weighs not much more filters particles MUCH smaller in size (200 nanometers for the Pocket vs. 15 nanometers on the LifeSaver) comes standard with a carbon filter filters pretty much all viruses...
  8. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    I will be getting my tax money soon and will be using some of it to buy a water filter to fit in my pack. I was wondering what people have used and have. I would like one that removes viral. The two I'm interested in are. Katadyn Pocket not antiviral but long lasting can can get uv pen or...
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