A lot of folks have remote cabins that are not tied into municipal water lines. The water sources can be wells, natural lakes & streams, or rain catchment systems. Our filters are an excellent way to filter this water simply with minimal set up or maintenance costs
Municipal water supplies
can fail due to:
- Pipeline breaks (aging infrastructure & tight city budgets...)
- Contamination ("Boil water before use" notices...)
- Extreme weather (natural disasters can knock out water supplies)
You hope it never happens but it is always good to have a back up plan just in case. Our filters give you the ability to make your own water. This is a great
addition to your emergency preparations alongside the weather radio, flashlights, and first aid kit.
--- International Travel---
Lots of trips are ruined by getting 'a bug' and spending your hard won vacation in rather unpleasant activities... need we say more?
--- Third World Mission Teams---
Along with preventing team members from getting sick there is a huge demand for clean water all over the world. Our kits have been used in schools, orphanages, medical clinics, and everyday households in many countries.
Home brewers & aquarium owners have need of very clean water and have found our water filters helpful in their endeavors The ability to buy individual components and DIY custom systems at prices much lower than the specialty stores is a key advantage.
---Back Country Trekking---
In some situations there is no potable water source available. Wilderness camping, hunting stands, and off trail hiking are examples. Bottled water is heavy and bulky to pack in. Critters put "stuff" in the water that you really don't want to drink... if bears go in the woods, where do you think fish go??? Some of it is just unpleasant to think about, but some of it can make you sick. Our filters give you the ability to use water from local lakes and streams providing an excellent win-win solution; you don't have to haul in water and you don't risk getting sick either. (Our hanging water bag filters roll up into a compact package perfect for hiking and camping trips.)
Water is difficult to store or transport especially in quantities necessary for longer term survival situations.
Homespun filters are extremely simple and take no power to operate. You can construct your own basic water treatment system in a few minutes with our emergency water kit and a couple of buckets
The components are also available as stand alone items and can be built into a variety of filtration system configurations to fit specific needs. See our technical notes page for details.
Simple, effective, low cost, and proven in extremely tough conditions. You will not find a better value in water filtration than right here.