Ok... On the Water.............
If you have read this far YOU DESERVE to know.......
The ONLY "Filter" to use is the General Ecology First Need. Its actually a rated as a "Purifier". Approx $90.00
A First Need "Base Camp" is about $ 550.00, and will do close to 1000 Gallons, with a replacable cartridge for about $ 80.00.
Bacteria are 4 microns across. The First Needs 'filter' to 0.1 microns.
The Katadyne and Miox only go to 4 or even 2 microns on a good day. 0.1 Microns for the First Need is 1/10th of a micron.
Bacteria are getting SMART in the last 9 years. they Have LEARNED to turn sideways and fit through a 1.0 micron filter pore, instead of getting caught
'long ways' at 4 microns.
Get it ?
Also, has charcoal to remove VOC's chemicals, pesticides, even radionucleotides. Uses Ionic attraction to capture and hold particles which transport
and act as vehicles for Viruses! EPA approved for Viruses!
Nothing else is worthy! It does not matter if your "filter" can do 50,000 gallons, if you get sick from the first gallon.
0.1 microns is the best 'hand pumped' fitration you can get without wasting water, as with a RO system. A RO system also requires water pressure
above 'hand pumped' pressure, and wastes 1/2 gal to flush the membrane for every gallon produced as 'filtered'.
See this FAQ from the Research and White Papers of misc. survivalism a few Years back. Nothing has changed, except the intelligence of the Bacteria,
and some new Strains have appeared.
Have a nice day, and DO NOT Drink The Water... with out one of these!
You'll be sorry!
Then store food and sanitary supplies. Dont forget to store several gallons of Bleach. Even over Fuel or Ammo. Hospital Grade disinfectants. Actually,
ammo is probably way down the list , (over 1000 rounds). Lets be real. I need to Drink, Eat and stay clean more than I need to 'go bang' 1001+