Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Aquamira Frontier Pro

The Aquamira Frontier Pro is a great little item to have with you when hiking or camping. It takes up very little room in your pack, yet provides you with the ability to filter 50 gallons of water which, when used only in dire circumstances, should be plenty to get you through a survival situation.

The filter has a 2 stage filter to provide excellent filtration of 99.9% of Cryptosporidium and Giardia. It also has Miraguard on the internals to prevent the growth of funky stuff inside the filter.

The filter can be used in a couple different ways...
  1. Attach the drinking tube and drink directly from the source (stream, pond, etc). I suggest getting a replacement tube for a hydration bladder and using this, instead of the included tube. My reasoning is that it's more flexible and can be cut to the length you choose. The included tube is kind of stiff and can get kinked during storage. This kink doesn't come out. Just be sure you get a tube that has anti-microbial properties.
  2. The filter can attach to a hydration bladder tube to drink that way.
  3. The filter will also screw on to a water bottle top (a soda bottle sized top) and the water can be taken with you in the bottle and filtered as you drink.
  4. You can remove the mouth piece and attach this to a bottle and turn it upside down and the water will slowly filter through and drip out into a second bottle/cup. This water will be filtered.
I've used this filter on several occasions and found it easy to use, and a really good addition to your kit when going out hiking or camping. Always try to find the cleanest water you can to filter from. This will help ensure you're getting good water, and also save on the filter. I highly recommend anyone who goes into the outdoors pick one of these up.

MSRP: $24.95


hinckleypoland said...

I still need to get one of these. Be safe out there!

kens2cents said...

Never seen one of those before. Great video and thanks for putting it up!