Portable water filtration systems are great for camping and hiking but they are a lifesaver in emergencies. Whether you are in the wilderness with a stagnant water source or in the city with a contaminated water supply, you must have drinkable water.
Portable filtration systems can be as small and personal as straws or as large as the 20 liter SureAquaJerrycan, which is lightweight when empty. Filtration systems can provide water for each individual or provide a supply for many.
When choosing a water filtration system, you should consider what features are relevant and important to you such as:
Depending on the features important to you, you will find a variety of products in various sizes to meet your water filtering needs.
Backcountry Edge supplies a variety of products for filtering water, which includes:
These products remove bacteria from the water supply but not viruses or other contaminants.
SureAqua manufactures various products as portable water filtration systems such as:
A number of countries have tested these products, and these systems remove more than 99% of bacteria and viruses. They do not protect against chemical, radiological and heavy metal contamination and they are not for use with stagnant or salt water.
Survival-Goods has a variety of portable water filtration systems. It offers the Life Pack Emergency Water Filter, which is a system for short-term emergency situations. You add your contaminated water into the red port, add the syrup and then the water is drawn into the inner packet where you empty it into a drinking container.
Seychelle Portable Water Filtration
Seychelle products can remove nearly all contaminants from water and is the first to develop a filter to remove radioactive toxins. The radiological filter removes chemicals, chlorine, heavy metals and radiological pollutants. It comes in a 28 ounce flip top bottle, a water pitcher and the drinking straw.
You can use chemicals such as iodine to treat water to make it safe for drinking but that affects the taste and sometimes the chemicals have bad effects on people with medical conditions. Old-fashioned boiling water takes a lot of time and it does not remove all contaminants. The portable water filtration systems often can remove the impurities without chemicals and continue to quickly provide a source of drinking water for the user.