RUNACC Water Filter & Purifier Straw Camping System
Last updated date: October 26, 2020
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The device allows you to drink water directly out of the source or out of an included water bag. Simply connect the outlet hose of the ball pump to the inlet mouth of the water filter, then affix the prefilter to the inlet house of the ball pump and squeeze the ball to squirt out clean filtered water (no sucking required). Great for camping, hiking, trail running or other outdoor adventures, the system comes with a water bag, storage bag, ball pump with hoses, water filter and prefilter. In our analysis of 21 expert reviews, the RUNACC RUNACC Water Filter & Purifier Straw Camping System placed 2nd when we looked at the top 4 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.
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Made of the top quality membrane and medical-grade silicone, 100% body safe and durable, meets FDA standard and has passed TUV and SGS test, totally safe to use, also brings you worry-free using experience.
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An Overview On Water Filters Outdoors
Whether you are hiking in the remote backcountry or traveling abroad, having access to clean drinking water is an essential. Packing a portable water filtration system is one of the best ways to protect yourself from contaminants like bacteria, viruses and heavy metals and ensure you always have refreshing H2O on hand.
There are many different types of filtration systems, from electric, pump and gravity-powered varieties to straw-style and bottle filters. No matter which one you choose, every device should have an internal component, like a cartridge, that strains out debris, protozoa and bacteria using microscopic pores. Over time (for example, after filtering 2,000 liters of water), the component must be cleaned or replaced.
Many systems also include activated carbon and prefilter elements. The carbon removes colors, odors and nasty flavors like chlorine, and reduces contaminants like pesticides and man-made chemicals. And the prefilter removes large particles — think: silt, leaf debris and sediment — before the water reaches the second component, which strains out the microscopic contaminates. A prefilter can help a device improve water flow rate and extend the life of all of its elements.
Some of the most common portable water filtration systems include: the pump, which draws water via an intake hose from a stream, pond, or other source into a bottle or bag; the squeeze bag or bottle, a reservoir that you squeeze to send the water through a filtration element; and the straw, a style with a built-in element that allows you to slurp water directly from the source.
The electric-powered model is the most advanced and can filter over 15 ounces of water per minute. It draws water from sources using a hole, but no manual pumping is required. While this option is also the priciest, it is a great investment for those who have access to a power source, batteries or a mobile charger.
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We can thank French scientist and soldier Joseph Amy for securing the first patent for a filter design in 1746. His invention used wool, sponge and charcoal layers to purify drinking water. Before then, the most commonly used method was boiling and sifting water with a cloth, a technique introduced by Greek physician Hippocrates in the 5th century B.C.
The Water Filter Outdoors Buying Guide
- There is a difference between a water filter and purifier; the former removes physical sediment, protozoa and cysts, and bacteria but may not remove smaller viruses like norovirus and hepatitis A. However, while a purifier may remove all types of contaminants, it doesn’t remove sentiment.
- Outdoor water filtration systems vary greatly in price, ranging from under $20 to over $100 for the electric model.
- Carefully read the directions that come with your water filtration system; every product works differently and there are precise steps to avoid cross contamination (mixing nontreated water with treated clean water).
- For the best results, find water that is as clear as possible; even if your device has a prefilter, sentiment in murky water can slow down the filtration process or make it less effective.