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Several different water filter kits are available depending on your wants & needs. All of our kits are DIY, configurable, and feature simple, non-electrical operation. We have 2 types of ceramic filter cartridges, a ready to use portable roll bag that can supply extra water for cooking and washing as well as drinking, a stainless steel model for permanent kitchen use, and our new versatile "all in one" Homespun water filter kit that can be used as a straw, with a drinking bottle, in line with a hydration pack, or in a bucket system.

If you wish you can buy the buckets pre-drilled from us but it is highly recommended that you procure your buckets locally and DIY. It will save quite a bit as the bucket systems do not qualify for free shipping due to their bulk.
NOTICE: Due to legal ambiguity in certain statutes in Iowa we are suspending shipments there pending further notice. We regret the inconvenience this may cause.
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4x4 "Dome" Filter (BC-0103)
Our Price: $16.75

Standard 4x4 replacement filter for gravity drip and pressurized systems.   Contains activated carbon.
Emergency Water Kit (BC-0102)
Our Price: $25.00

Our top selling item! This DIY emergency water filter kit comes with a 0,2 micron 98% nominal. 4x4 ceramic filter cartridge, pre-filter sock, spigot, and siphon hose for use with natural water sources such as ponds or streams. It's wide range of water sources, simple technology, and low cost make it a very popular item for emergency preparedness. For folks living in hurricane prone areas this is excellent gear to have on hand.
The kit is shipped with instructions for installing in a bucket drip system but can be customized to just about anything. (See our technical notes section for other applications and installation ideas.)
Replacement filter part number: BC-0103
Gravity Fed Water Filtration System (SK-1001)
Our Price: $41.75
Out of Stock

All the needed materials to construct a basic gravity fed drip system: 2 pre-drilled, food grade buckets with lids, ceramic filter (either regular or viral reduction), spigot, siphon, and sock. (Filter mounting is offset to allow for the addition of one or two more filters if desired.)

Use to make potable water 'off the grid' or to have as an emergency water kit 'just in case'. (30,000 of these systems were shipped into Haiti after the earthquake there, and 10,000 were shipped to Japan after the tsunami. In both instances bottled water was hard to find and expensive.)

The buckets are bulky and expensive to ship hence this product does not qualify for free shipping (shipping charge is calculated separately on the checkout page). If you can drill a few holes in plastic you can lower your costs significantly buying just our 'emergency kits' (BC-0102 or BC-0502) and sourcing buckets locally.

NOTE: The buckets are pre-drilled but the kit requires some assembly by the end user. (Assembly instructions are provided)
Hanging Water Bag (TK-1001)
Our Price: $45.00

Ceramic filters in a small, collapsible package with excellent flow rates make this great gear for extended back country hiking and lakeside camping! Provides plenty of water for all your drinking, cooking, and washing needs!

This hanging water bag contains two ceramic filter cartridges and pre-filter socks in the bottom of a 3 gallon bag. Ceramic pores strain out bacteria, activated charcoal treats for a broad spectrum of chemical pollutants (agricultural run-off, boating oils, etc). A flexible tube from the bottom of the bag is used to speed flow rates and direct the filtered water to your containers.

The unit can work on any fresh water source and requires no assembly. Flow rates of over 5 gallons/hour once the filters are saturated. Bags come in Camo (shown), Black, and Dark Blue. The entire kit rolls up into a compact package less than a foot long and 6 inches in diameter.

Replacment filter part number: TK-1021
Hanging Water Bag Replacement Filter Set (TK-1021)
Our Price: $20.00

This is the replacement filter set for the hanging water bag (part number TK-1001)    It consists of a set of two 3x5 ceramic filters with activated carbon..
Homespun Group Water Section (HS-0101)
Our Price: $30.00

How much water do you need?   This simple scalable kit allows construction of large group sized water systems.  If one kit is not enough you can easily install a second, third, or fourth (or more) in parallel to increase flow rates.
Homespun Water Filter Kit (HS-0102)
Our Price: $70.00

All in One! A Homespun Environmental exclusive. This versatile DIY water filter kit provides the capability to replace the chemical media pouch to provide better value for long term system use and will withstand rough handling. The Sawyer mini provides 0.1 micron absolute filtration. Removes chemicals and bacteria to create potable water from fresh water sources such as rivers and ponds. Comes with assembly instructions for installing in a bucket system but is highly configurable to other needs.

Made in USA

Replacement chemical pouch part number is HS-0103
Homespun Water Filter Media (HS-0103)
Our Price: $15.00

Replacement pouch for the Homespun Water Filter Kit
Silver Streak Water Filter System (SS-1001)
Our Price: $159.00
Out of Stock

For the kitchen! This stainless steel counter top water filter system combines the same great water filtering capabilities of the viral reduction ceramic water filters with great looking, low maintenance, stainless steel containers.
Replacement filter part number: BC-0503
US Made 4x4 "Dome" Filter (BC-0503)
Our Price: $26.75

This is the replacement filter for our US Made filter kit (part number BC-0502).  It is also used in gravity drip buckets and silver streak units.  

The ceramic dome filter has internal media with anti-viral properties as well as chemical removal and is silver impregnated ceramic to inhibit bacterial growth.     Made in USA
US Made Filter Kit (BC-0502)
Our Price: $35.00

This kit has a 0.2 micron (99% nominal) ceramic shell with internal media that can also reduce virus. The kit includes a pre-filter sock, spigot, and siphon tube and instructions for mounting in a dual bucket gravity drip system but can be installed in just about anything. Made in USA

Replacement filter part number: BC-0503