The Best Gravity Water Filters: Katadyn Base Camp Water Filter

My family’s going on a camping trip next month, and we’ll have five in our party. What’s the best way to get water for cooking and drinking each night?

May 22, 2013
Outside Magazine

By far the largest in the group, the Base Camp starts with more than 2.5 gallons of dirty water. Though it’s a bit more bulky when carried, it doesn’t weigh more than the other units. It also lacks a lower bladder, so you'll need to put a kitchen pot at the end of the four-foot hose to catch the clean water. Some of our testers have reported that the Base Camp clogs more frequently than other units and the flow goes down to a trickle.

Capacity: 2.6 gallons
Filter Pore Size
: .3 microns
Filter Life
: 200 gallons
Flow Rate
: .1 gallons/minute
: 11 ounces

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