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Katadyn Base Camp Water Filter     Photo: Courtesy Katadyn

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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?

A: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
Weight
: 11 ounces
$80

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