Portable Water Purification Devices

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We all know that water is essential to life. While hiking in the summer heat we can lose a lot of moisture. The drier the air the more moisture we lose, i.e. we will lose more in the desert than in a tropical forest.

Whether you go hiking or camping in the wild you need to avoid dehydration. This means either bringing enough bottled water to last you the entire trip or a portable purification device. Remember that kids are especially prone to dehydration but also to any water-borne illness.

Fortunatelly there are some new and cool devices for water purification that can be used while you are on the trail. They are both lightweight and reliable, so that health of your family would not be compromised. 

1. Katadyn Pocket Water Microfilter at 20 ounces this durable filter includes silver-infused ceramic element. It is a top-of-the-line product and comes with a life-time warranty.


2. Katadyn Hiker PRO Water Microfilter weights 310 grams and includes fiberglass and activated carbon filter. It is a great to have water filtration system at a reasonable price.



3. SteriPEN Traveler Handheld UV Water Purifier weights only 5.7 ounces and uses UV technology to kill 99.9% of microorganisms. This could be ideal if you are afraid that there are germs in your water, but there are no other visible or chemical contaminants. It is great for camping and for any travel abroad, where you might be afraid of getting sick from contaminated water.

Ideally it should be used for water alredy pre-filtered by Katadyn.


Would like to much obliged

Would like to much obliged for imparting this with us..Water plays a vital role in our health hence we must take prior concern on it's purification and safer consumption too.