I was very excited when our Katadyn water filter arrived. Why? Well, first of all because I have never had anything like it before. It's a very cool little water purifier and I know we'll always have pure drinking water by owning it.
It has so many uses:
Most of us cannot store enough water for more than maybe a week. It just takes up too much room. Yes, I've seen huge tanks that could actually be set up in your back yard, but I can't afford one of those. I applaud anyone who can.
We have a small reservoir near us that our city has turned into a recreation area. It includes a nice beach, swimming, volley ball set ups, and just plain fun for the residents. It's nice to have it close by in case of a disaster. I know we can take our Katadyne water filter up there and purify the water for our needs.
The Katadyn water filter is lightweight and easy to use for backpacking or camping. So it has dual uses. It can easily be used in a disaster situation as well as out in the wilderness for camping and hiking.
I mentioned its size but with its dual piston technology, it takes so little effort to pump but provides continuous output faster than any other filter out there. It produces filtered water on both the up-swing and the down-swing when pumping the handle.
It can produce up to two quarts per minute in "FASTER FLOW" mode and one quart per minute in "LONGER LIFE" mode with an easy twist of the filter.
It will also easily attach to most water bottles and hydration systems.
The multi-stage filtration system is what gives it a "faster flow" mode or a "longer life" mode.
The Katadyn Vario filters water in three stages: Inlet prefilter, Ceramic Disk and 0.3 Micron Microfilter: