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Water Treatment and Transport: Katadyn Water Filters, Water Purifiers, and Chemical Tablets

Chemicals & Treatment

Chemicals and Treatment

Coghlans, Katadyn
Filter & Purifier Accessories

Filter and Purifier Accessories

Katadyn, SteriPEN
Water Bottles

Water Bottles

Brunton
Water Filters/Purifiers

Water Filters and Water Purifiers

Katadyn, SteriPEN
Water Transport

Water Transport

Stansport

Obtaining clean, safe drinking water when camping, hunting, or backpacking outdoors is an important part of having a fun and enjoyable trip. However, while years ago, reaching into a cold stream and drinking a cup of cool water may have been completely safe, today this is not always the best choice. As populations spread and the world becomes more traveled, dangerous viruses and bacteria can find their way into seemingly clean streams. Therefore, since you never really know the source of outdoor water, the use of a water purification system when camping, hunting, or backpacking to obtain clean water is your best option.

Water Purification Methods

There are several methods commonly used to purify water when one is on extended outdoor trips. Common water treatment options include chemical tablets and additives and water filters or purifiers. At Hunting Fishing Camping Gear, we sell a variety of water treatment options from trusted manufactures. The following information will help you to determine which water treatment options you will need to buy when planning you big camping, backpacking, rafting, or hunting trip.

Water Filters vs. Water Purifiers

While the two terms are often used synonymously, water filters and water purifiers are not the same. It is important to understand the differences between these two terms before purchasing a water treatment system for an outdoor trip.

Water filters remove microorganisms, like the common Giardia, and other protozoa. In addition, several water filters include “microfilters”, such as the Siphon Microfilter by Katadyn, which remove smaller bacteria from water. However, be aware, that no filter is small enough to remove viruses from water. Viruses are responsible for causing some of the most serious diseases contracted from contaminated water, so you should not trust a water filter alone to provide safe drinking water.

Water purifiers combine microfiltration with disinfection to devitalize bacteria and viruses. Therefore, water run through an EPA approved water purification system will be free of all particles and dangerous microorganisms, including bacteria and viruses. The Katadyn Ex Purifier Bottle and the Katadyn Ex XR Purifier Bottle are both ideal options for personal water purification systems.

Water Filter Care and Maintenance

In order to keep your water filter or purifier working properly, a certain amount of care and maintenance is required. First, avoid pumping water into your filter that is extremely polluted with dirt or sand. Filtering muddy water will shorten the lifespan of your filtration pump and cause your filter to become clogged more frequently. We sell a variety of water filter and purifier accessories to keep your water treatment system working in optimal condition, including Katadyn replacement filters, SteriPEN Pre-Filter Screens, and Carbon cartridges.

Chemical Water Treatment

Chemical water treatment is the process of adding purification tablets to water to kill microorganisms including dangerous bacteria and viruses. These tablets, when added to water usually kill Giardia within 30 minutes and Cryptosporidium in around 4 hours. Chemical water purification tablets add little to no chemical taste to drinking water.

A downside to chemical water purification is that this water treatment option will not remove physical particles like dirt and sand from the water. Therefore, it is recommended that a combination of the filtration and chemical water treatment methods be used for optimal results.

Water Transport

For day hikes or other short outdoor trips, it may be possible to carry sufficient amounts of clean drinking water with you. We sell a number of affordable water bottles, canteens, and large collapsible water carriers for these particular situations. In addition, water bottles and jugs work well for storing water that has been collected and purified when you are outdoors.

Chemicals and Treatment

Product Description Price Preview
Micropur MP1 Purification Tablets (Per 30)
Katadyn Chemicals & Treatment
$12.95 Micropur MP1 Purification Tablets (Per 30)
Emergency Germicidal Drinking Water Tablets
Coghlans Chemicals & Treatment
$4.55 Emergency Germicidal Drinking Water Tablets
Micropur Tablets (Per 20)
Katadyn Chemicals & Treatment
$8.95 Micropur Tablets (Per 20)
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Filter and Purifier Accessories

Product Description Price Preview
Quickfill Hydration Pack Adaptor
Katadyn Filter & Purifier Accessories
$7.95 Quickfill Hydration Pack Adaptor
Katadyn Hiker Pro Element
Katadyn Filter & Purifier Accessories
$39.95 Katadyn Hiker Pro Element
Gravidyn Replacement Element
Katadyn Filter & Purifier Accessories
$59.95 Gravidyn Replacement Element
Ceradyn Replacement Element
Katadyn Filter & Purifier Accessories
$69.95 Ceradyn Replacement Element
Carbon Cartridge, For All Pump Style Systems (2 Pack)
Katadyn Filter & Purifier Accessories
$14.95 Carbon Cartridge, For All Pump Style Systems (2 Pack)
Pocket Filter Element
Katadyn Filter & Purifier Accessories
$179.95 Pocket Filter Element
Combi Replacement Ceramic Filter
Katadyn Filter & Purifier Accessories
$84.95 Combi Replacement Ceramic Filter
Combi Carbon Replacement Element (2 Pack)
Katadyn Filter & Purifier Accessories
$9.95 Combi Carbon Replacement Element (2 Pack)
Katadyn Guide Element
Katadyn Filter & Purifier Accessories
$44.95 Katadyn Guide Element
Replacement Element Mini
Katadyn Filter & Purifier Accessories
$49.95 Replacement Element Mini
Pre-Filter for Wide Mount Water Bottles
SteriPEN Filter & Purifier Accessories
$12.95 Pre-Filter for Wide Mount Water Bottles
12V DC Auto Adapter Power Cord
SteriPEN Filter & Purifier Accessories
$12.95 12V DC Auto Adapter Power Cord
Pre-Filter Replacement Screen
SteriPEN Filter & Purifier Accessories
$6.95 Pre-Filter Replacement Screen
Extreme Purifier Bottle Accessory
Katadyn Filter & Purifier Accessories
Virustat Kit (Complete Purifier Kit)
Cyst Filter (2-Pack Kit)
Exstream Cyst Filter (2-Pack Kit) Extreme Purifier Bottle Accessory
Vario Accessories
Katadyn Filter & Purifier Accessories
Replacement Cartridge
Ceramic Disc
Carbon Replacement
Vario Replacement Cartridge Vario Accessories
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Water Bottles

Product Description Price Preview
Metal Water Bottles Aluminum
Brunton Water Bottles
1 liter
.6 liter
1L Metal Water Bottles Aluminum Metal Water Bottles Aluminum
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Water Filters and Water Purifiers

Product Description Price Preview
Siphon Microfilter
Katadyn Water Filters/Purifiers
$64.95 Siphon Microfilter
TRK Drip Ceradyn Microfilter
Katadyn Water Filters/Purifiers
$249.95 TRK Drip Ceradyn Microfilter
TRK Drip Gravidyn Microfilter
Katadyn Water Filters/Purifiers
$219.95 TRK Drip Gravidyn Microfilter
Base Camp Microfilter
Katadyn Water Filters/Purifiers
$69.95 Base Camp Microfilter
Pocket Microfilter
Katadyn Water Filters/Purifiers
$289.95 Pocket Microfilter
Hiker Microfilter
Katadyn Water Filters/Purifiers
$59.95 Hiker Microfilter
Micro Microfilter Bottle, Blue
Katadyn Water Filters/Purifiers
$34.95 Micro Microfilter Bottle, Blue
Hiker Pro Microfilter
Katadyn Water Filters/Purifiers
$79.95 Hiker Pro Microfilter
Combi Microfilter
Katadyn Water Filters/Purifiers
$159.95 Combi Microfilter
Faucet Mount Adaptor for CombiPlus Microfilter
Katadyn Water Filters/Purifiers
$54.95 Faucet Mount Adaptor for CombiPlus Microfilter
Mini Ceramic Microfilter
Katadyn Water Filters/Purifiers
$99.95 Mini Ceramic Microfilter
Vario Microfilter
Katadyn Water Filters/Purifiers
$89.95 Vario Microfilter
Adventurer
SteriPEN Water Filters/Purifiers
$89.95 Adventurer
Classic
SteriPEN Water Filters/Purifiers
$79.95 Classic
System Pack - Includes: Classic, Pre Filter, 1 Liter Water Bottle
SteriPEN Water Filters/Purifiers
$99.95 System Pack - Includes: Classic, Pre Filter, 1 Liter Water Bottle
Traveler Pack, Silver
SteriPEN Water Filters/Purifiers
$99.95 Traveler Pack, Silver
SteriPEN Classic Bundle Pack with Pre-Filter
SteriPEN Water Filters/Purifiers
$89.95 SteriPEN Classic Bundle Pack with Pre-Filter
Journey Package
SteriPEN Water Filters/Purifiers
$129.95 Journey Package
KFT Expedition (High Capacity)
Katadyn Water Filters/Purifiers
$1,199.95 KFT Expedition (High Capacity)
Exstream Water Purifier Bottle
Katadyn Water Filters/Purifiers
Olive Drab
White
Katadyn Ex Purifier Bottle, White Exstream Water Purifier Bottle
Exstream XR Water Purifier Bottle
Katadyn Water Filters/Purifiers
Ex XR, Olive Drab
Ex XR, Blue
Katadyn Ex XR Purifier Bottle, Bl Exstream XR Water Purifier Bottle
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Water Transport

Product Description Price Preview
Blanket Covered Desert Canteen, 2 Quart
Stansport Water Transport
$4.83 Blanket Covered Desert Canteen, 2 Quart
Insulated Sport Canteen, 1 Quart
Stansport Water Transport
$4.92 Insulated Sport Canteen, 1 Quart
5 Galllon Collapsible Water Carrier
Stansport Water Transport
$7.00 5 Galllon Collapsible Water Carrier
Plastic Canteen and Cover Set, OD, 1 Quart
Stansport Water Transport
$6.92 Plastic Canteen and Cover Set, OD, 1 Quart
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