Tap water in Western Europe and North America is of good quality. Elsewhere in the world, however, we recommend taking additional measures to purify drinking water. If you’re heading out into the wilderness, there’s a good chance you won’t have reliable access to clean drinking water. The water may be contaminated with microorganisms, bacteria, and viruses – not the kind of water you want to drink. Microorganisms can cause infectious diseases, particularly in the gastrointestinal tract. Diarrhoea is the most common problem experienced. You may think your only option is to take litres of drinking water with you, which is neither cheap nor energy-efficient. An inexpensive way to purify water is with the outdoor Water Filter and the Hadex water disinfectant by Care Plus!
The Care Plus® Water Filter is a multi-purpose water filtration system. Micro-fibrous tubes (0.1 micron absolute) filter up to 375,000 litres and capture harmful bacteria and protozoa. It filters up to 1.7 l/m from any freshwater lake, river or stream. The filter can be attached to the included squeeze pouch, standard disposable water bottles or hydration packs. Or use the straw to drink directly from your water source. Each filter can be backwashed to extend its life. The ultra-light water filter weighs only 65 grams when wet.
Contents: 0.1 Micron absolute hollow fibre membrane filter, one 500 ml reusable squeeze pouch, cleaning plunger (syringe), filter tip cap, drinking straw and instructions.
How it works
Based on technology used in medical dialysis, the 0.1 micron absolute filter uses a cluster of micro-fibrous tubes. Water is drawn through the side walls of the tubes into their hollow centre and out through the end of the tubes, while harmful bacteria and protozoa are trapped on the outer walls of the tubes.