I recently received an email from a subscriber asking me what kind of water filter should
he be purchasing. I think that many preppers have the same question.
The MSR Miniwork and the Katadyn Pocket Water filter are very good and portable.
But they’re fragile and can be damaged easily in your EDC or BOB.
For my BOB, I prefer the Paratrooper Water FIlter. It’s a military filter. Cheaper and tougher than all the water filter in the market.
It can filter 2000 liters (528 USgal). It’s very light and durable and a cheap filter for your home.
For the same price of a MSR or Katadyn, you can buy 3 Paratroopers. It’s really a bargain. For me the Paratrooper Water Filter is the best water filter for BOBs or if you don’t have a big budget to spend for a home water filter.
There is also the LifeStraw Filter. The best one for EDC and BOB. It’s an amazing personal and portable
water filter. Itr weighs 2 ounces and filters out 1000 liters of water. That’s 264 gallons or almost 9 months worth of drinking water and it fits in your pocket.
It removes more than 99.9% of bacteria and parasites like E.Coli and Cholera. It’s very easy to use. Just stick it directly into the contaminated water or a natural water source like a pond or a river. Then you suck and drink water directly from it. So the LifeStraw Water Filter is the best for your EDC.
Water weighs around 8.9lbs per gallon and you need a minimum of a gallon a day, just for drinking.
There is no way you can carry enough with you, it’s physically impossible. That’s why you should purchase
several water filters.
If you’re looking for a water filter for your home, the Berkey Filters are the best. But they’re also
very expensive. But you can build you own Berkey Filter.