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Old 12-30-2019, 06:18 PM   #1
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Survival Water Filter

This is awesome if it's real.

https://cf.spybriefing.com/survfilte...b114022b1ec50d
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I couldn't find any actual tests of this purifier but I do keep a couple of Black Berkey water filters in our SHTF supplies. There are several well tested water filters out there.
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I lived in a remote rural area of the Philippines for three years...

The sweetwater msr filter I had with me did all that and more...

With the iodine cartridge attached to the regular filter I could suck water straight from a sewer pipe if I had to...
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This is definitely an item I'd have in my bag if I was ever on Naked And Afraid.
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But it's got 'nanotechnology'!

In other words, the same really small holes every other water purification filter has. What it apparently doesn't have, however, is any way to deal with chemical contaminants (like whatever killed that fish).

Here's a reputable filter from a reputable company, which does as much & more.

https://www.msrgear.com/water-treatm....html?srd=true

FYI, I drank out of a cow pond for a week using nothing more than coffee filters, boiling, & bleach. Good times (to have kool-aid).
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But it's got 'nanotechnology'!

In other words, the same really small holes every other water purification filter has. What it apparently doesn't have, however, is any way to deal with chemical contaminants (like whatever killed that fish).

Here's a reputable filter from a reputable company, which does as much & more.

https://www.msrgear.com/water-treatm....html?srd=true

FYI, I drank out of a cow pond for a week using nothing more than coffee filters, boiling, & bleach. Good times (to have kool-aid).
Curious, what more does that one do? I notice it takes chemical tablets while the other does not.
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You could use chlorine/iodine tabs with either. It's added protection, particularly for smaller viruses.

The MSR I linked to uses carbon as part of its filter element. According to their literature It's not a total solution to high levels of organic toxins, but it does inactivate some.

The self-cleaning feature of the MSR is a pretty big advantage.

More than anything for me it's dependability. MSR products have a long-standing reputation for quality & dependability. The product you linked to (likely one of countless China-made clones) uses emotion-driven marketing and tech-sounding words (nanotechnology!) in an effort to make it sound like it's something special when, in fact, it's not. I don't trust it. Particularly since the only place I could find it was the website in question.
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I couldn't find any actual tests of this purifier but I do keep a couple of Black Berkey water filters in our SHTF supplies. There are several well tested water filters out there.
+1 on the Berkey. We've got one in the bus and all of our consumable water gets run through it.
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