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Katadyn Base Camp Water Filter

    Katadyn Base Camp Water Filter

    For large groups or just lots of water, the Katadyn® Base Camp water filter offers effective gravity-fed water filtration—just fill and hang! See details

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    For large groups or just lots of water, the Katadyn® Base Camp water filter offers effective gravity-fed water filtration—just fill and hang!

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    For large groups or just lots of water, the Katadyn® Base Camp water filter offers effective gravity-fed water filtration—just fill and hang!

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    For large groups or just lots of water, the Katadyn® Base Camp water filter offers effective gravity-fed water filtration—just fill and hang!

    • Easy-to-use dry bag-style design provides safe, potable water for large groups, base camps and families
    • Large volume 2.6 gallon water bag with roll-top and side-release buckle closure fills quickly and hangs easily
    • Low maintenance, pleated glassfiber filter supplies fast water flow; cleanable filter protector extends filter life in challenging conditions
    • Filter physically removes silts, cysts, protozoa and bacteria down to 0.3 microns in size, including giardia, salmonella, cryptosporidia and others
    • Activated carbon filter core reduces unpleasant tastes and odors
    • Delivers approximately 16 oz./minute providing up to 200 gallons output depending on water quality
    • Long 48-inch output hose with on/off valve controls and directs flow of filtered water where you need it
    • Also includes cleaning sponge and food-grade silicon lubricant for filter O-ring
    • Lightweight and portable design allows the Katadyn Base Camp water filter to travel easily
    • Prevent filter from freezing when full of water; dry filter and water bag thoroughly before long-term storage

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    Katadyn Base Camp Water Filter Specs
    Specification
    Description
    Best use
    Backpacking
    Gravity
    Pleated glassfiber/carbon core/filter protector
    Protozoa and bacteria
    Not applicable
    Not applicable
    0.5 liters per minute
    (Waterbag) nylon
    Yes
    9 x 20 inches
    11 ounces
    Filter type
    Filter medium
    Removes/Destroys
    Pump force
    Pump strokes per liter
    Output
    Housing material
    Field cleanable
    Dimensions
    Weight

    Katadyn Base Camp Water Filter

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    Katadyn Base Camp Water Filter is rated 3.6667 out of 5 by 12.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from solid gravity bag Always wanted a gravity bag. Was going on a 4 day backpacking adventure and did not want to have to deal with a pump or chemicals so I picked this bag up. It was very easy to use and the lake water was not an issue. We drank plenty of it. I would not recommend getting this if you were backpacking by yourself but for a group of 2 or more this is a useful item to have if you know you are staying near water sources. Try to find and purchase the filter cover as I guess this will extend the life of the filter, REI did nto have it at the store and will have to purchase online. On a side note this filter was very easy to clean and store once home also. Also at the price vs other bags I compared this to it is a solid deal.
    Date published: 2014-04-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great camp filter I've had this Basecamp filter for years and love it! I don't use it for backpacking because it's too much weight and bulk to carry, but I LOVE it for river running and car camping. It filters large amounts of water quickly and well. On my last Grand Canyon trip, the multi-filter system our trip leader had designed and built stopped working after the first week. We filtered water for the remainder of the trip with my Basecamp, and it performed beautifully! All my fellow boaters were quite impressed and asked that I bring it again on our Grand trip this year. My only regret is that it has a replaceable filter rather than a cleanable one.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love this filter. I have used this filter on backcountry hunting and canoe trips. Filters water very well and lots of it. Great for the family or hunting parties.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Timesaver and Easy I used this for a family backpacking trip to the Sierra's. The filter worked great and was easy to use. It is amazing how it filters to the last drop in the bag with just gravity. I was thinking it would save time but it didn't, the water speed is comparable to a pump. It did save my forearm muscles from all the pumping and I got my kids to manage the water filtration which save me some time!
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for suggested activity Using it in base camp for a scout rafting trip was great. Also used it for a 4 day family backpacking trip. Works great, only issue was trying to get the filter reseated correctly after cleaning.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Convenient water filtration I used this with a group of nine when hiking/backpacking and clean water was not available near our campsite. It was faster than the water purification tablets we were supplied with and very simple to use, as long as there is a place to hang the bag.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Goodbye Pumping Madness Decided to try this for an overnight scout trip, after previous trips of pumping endlessly to fill everyone's water bottles. Was a dream come true; just scooped from the creek, hung it from a tree, rigged REI's portable water bag below the Katadyn, and let it fill at its own pace. Everyone could then fill as needed. The filters are the same as I use on my Hiker pump filter, so are interchangeable. They are sort of expensive to replace, however.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Basecamp filter I used this recently on a 6 day backpacking trip in Sequoia NP and found it to be the perfect basecamp filter. We were able to filter large amounts of water with only one trip from camp needed to the creeks or lake we used. This was very helpful given that, on several occasions our campsite was several hundred yards uphill from the water source. Water filtered very fast, without the hassle of pumping. I've owned 6-7 other filters over the years and this is by far the easiest to use. The one drawback is when you need to purify while you are on the trail it is more of a pain to get this out, so we resorted to using purifying drops.
    Date published: 2014-03-26

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