Water Treatment

Water Treatment

The Wilderness Shop Box Hill

Unfortunately water is not always safe to drink. Generally speaking there is no way to tell in advance whether the water you are about to drink is safe or not, which is why travelers and outdoors people are increasingly looking to modern light water treatment. There a three main types of treatment: chemical treatments like chlorine, mechanical  treatment like a water filter and UV treatment as found in Steripens’. Like all choices there are pros and cons of each method. If you’re not sure what method suits your needs best, come in and have a chat with the helpful staff at The Wilderness Shop.

 

 

 

 

SteriPEN Pure +

SteriPEN Classic

SteriPEN Ultra

SteriPEN Quantum Rapid UV System

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The world’s smallest UV water purifiers! Lightweight and easy to carry in your pack. Features a 5000 treatment lamp powered by USB rechargeable batteries. Perfect for travellers and outdoorspeople. Lamplife: 5000 activations. Approximate battery life: 40 x 0.5L treatments (fully charged).
Weight 76.5 grams, including batteries.

This simple and ultralight purifier provides safe  drinking water with a minimum of fuss. The SteriPEN uses ultraviolet  light to destroy viruses, bacteria and protozoa. There are no chemicals  that leave an aftertaste in the water. It's a perfect choice for  bushwalking, traveling and camping. The Classic treats up to 4000 litres and uses 4 x AA batteries, with up to 200 treatment per set of batteries. Weight 162 grams, including batteries. $157.95

This simple and ultralight purifier provides safe  drinking water with a minimum of fuss. The SteriPEN uses ultraviolet  light to destroy viruses, bacteria and protozoa. There are no chemicals  that leave an aftertaste in the water. It's a perfect choice for  bushwalking, traveling and camping. The Classic treats up to 4000 litres and uses a rechargeable lithium-ionj battery, with up to 100 treatments per set of batteries. Weight 140 grams. $227.95
 

This system is ideal for treating a large volume of water quickly (40 seconds a litre!). As such, it’s ideal for groups, or any situation where you need a lot of water. The technology works using UV. It also purifies, filters and stores water with the 4-litre reservoir. Treat up to 12,000 litres of water. Operates on 4 x AA batteries (not included). System includes Quantum Ultraviolet Water Purifier,
4-litre Rapid UV Reservoir, 40 micron FitsAllFilter, 1-litre measuring cup.

Katadyn Mini

Katadyn Vario

Katadyn Micropur

Katadyn Hiker Pro

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The Katadyn Mini is the lightest and most compact  filter on the market. Its small size fits in a coat pocket or waist pack and is ideal for travel, business trips and day hiking. Exclusive  silver impregnated  0.2 micron ceramic filter removes bacteria and protozoa.  Includes: Prefilter and carry bag. Treats up to 7000 litres depending on the turbidity of the water treated. Flow rate 0.5 litres per minute. Weight 210 grams. $219.95

The Vario combines a fast filter rate with real world adaptable filtering. The re are three filter levels: a  high-performance 0.3 micron glass fiber filter, a ceramic pre-filter and  active charcoal for eliminating odors. If the water is extremely cloudy, the ceramic  pre-filter can be fitted in a moment in order to extend the service life of the glass fiber filter. Treats up to 2400 litres depending on the turbidity of the water treated. Flow rate 2 litres per minute. Weight 425 grams. $189.95

Fast and effective water purification for clear water, treats bacteria, amoebas and viruses. Essential item for any traveller to avoid contaminated water (e.g. brushing teeth,  drinking water). Each tablet treats 1L of water (100 in total). Weight 22 grams. $39.95

The Katadyn Hiker Pro is Katadyn’s best selling water filter. Thanks to its large filter area it delivers an outstanding pumping  performance. It reliably eliminates bacteria, cysts, and sediments from  water. The filter is very easy to clean on trips thanks to its cleanable filter protector. The filter protector also appreciably extends the  life of the 0.3 micron glassfiber filter cartridge. Its active carbon  filling improves the taste of water and eliminates odors. Flow rate 1 litre per minute. Weight 310 grams. $179.95

 

 

 

 

Source Convertube + Sawyer Filter

Source Tube Kit and Sawyer

Source Widepac + Sawyer

 

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The Source Convertube turns any bottle into a hydration system. The Sawyer Mini Filter eliminates
99.99999% of bacteria and protozoa (surpassing EPA recommendations). There are no chemicals involved.
$84.95

This Source filtering hydration tube attaches to any Source reservoir so you don’t have to depend on a tap or carried-in water. The Mini Filter eliminates the need for chemicals to make your water safer to drink .

This complete kit includes a Source Widepac reservoir that comes with a tube with an inline Sawyer Filter. That means you can refill your Source bladder from creeks, lakes and other water sources out in the wilderness and have an easy, no-fuss in-line system that filters the water to make it safer to drink. That way, you can utilise water sources and carry less water in your pack..

 

 

 

 

 

Lifesystems Chlorine Dioxide Liquid

Lifesystems Chlorine Dioxide Tablets

 

 

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Chlorine Dioxide liquid in this pack treats up to 60 litres of water. Like the tablet form, it kills bacteria, viruses and cysts, including Giardia and Cryptosporidium. Chlorine dioxide is the safest and most effective form of chemical water disinfection. Unlike chlorine, it leaves very little aftertaste.

Lifesystems Chlorine Dioxide Tablets are a safe and effective method of disinfecting water. It kills bacteria, viruses and cysts in the water, including Giardia and Cryptosporidium. Each tablet treats up to one litre of water. Water should be safe to drink for 2-3 days.
$32.95