Water Filtration for Camping:
Katadyn water filters, Berkey Water filters, Steripen

If you are preparing for a bug out to the woods, water filtration for camping is essentially something you should be knowledgeable about as having clean water for cooking and drinking is an absolute necessity. You can of course tote dozens of gallons of water into the woods with you – but who wants to do that? Avoid wasting time, money and energy by purifying water on-site yourself using a portable water filtration system.

Water Filtration for Camping

Creating your own source of clean drinking water during your stay in the wilderness is not nearly as hard as it sounds. When most people choose a camping spot, they select a location that is near a body of water such as a lake, river, creek, etc. Any of these sources can easily provide clean purified drinking water – as long as you have the right tools to do it.

Portable Water Filtration Systems

Water filtration for camping is as simple as finding the filtration system that works best for you and your family. Numerous brands, types, methods and styles exist for this purpose so your options are endless. The best filtration option for your family will be one that you can transport and use with ease and that will provide enough clean water for your entire family without lengthy waits or hassle. Below you will find just a few of our favorite portable filters that also have excellent user reviews.

Katadyn Base Camp

Available everyday through The Ready Store’s website, the Katadyn Base Camp filtration system is one of the highest recommended by users on the market today. The entire system is one large bag that hangs from any sturdy surface – including a tree. The bag itself consists of a very sturdy Nylon and uses the power of gravity to filter water at a rate of 0.5 liters per minute.

Perfect for camping, this device can easily produce enough water for large groups in very little time. The system uses carbon to improve the taste of the water. This particular system costs roughly $80 but is worth every dime of that and more in ease and convenience of use. 

Steripen Sidewinder

Known as the first of its kind, the Steripen Sidewinder is a portable filtration system that runs manually by a hand crank – the system requires no power or batteries of any kind. This easy to use water filtration system works amazingly fast – putting out a liter of water every 90 seconds.

As you crank the machine, the water inside is exposed to several types of UV light that instantly kill waterborne bacteria and viruses – leaving behind pure, clean drinking water. Available online through the Be Prepared website, the Steripen Sidewinder is another filtration system that is well worth its cost at $99.95.

Berkey Light Water Purification System

Perfect for groups or families that are going camping, the Berkey Light Water Purification System holds up to 2.5 gallons of water at a time and can purify up to 8 gallons per hour. The machine's simple setup requires that you pour water into the top of the container where it will filter through a series of UV lights that are designed to eradicate viruses, cysts and bacteria. 

Fluid moves through into a large holding tank with a faucet for you to use at your convenience. The Berkey system comes highly recommended by its users and will likely pay for itself in no time through convenience and savings. This system is available for you to purchase through The Ready Store's website for $231.

The Award Winning LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

If you plan on spending any time in the wilderness, whether vacation camping or surviving after a bug out, it is imperative that you be knowledgeable about water filtration for camping – as this will ensure your family's survival during your next trip. Be sure to browse through different resources to compare prices on portable water filtration systems or feel free to utilize the resources we have mapped out for you here. Whichever system you decide to purchase, just be sure that it meets the water volume and ease-of-use needs for your family.





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