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.

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Steripen Emergency

Steripen Classic

Steripen Ultra

Katadyn Mini

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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 Emergency treats up to 1500 litres and uses 4 x AA batteries, with up to 150 treatment per set of batteries. Weight 155 grams. $79.95

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 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
 

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

Katadyn Hiker Pro

Katadyn Vario

Katadyn Micropur

Lifesystems Chlorine

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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. $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. $219.95

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

Chlorine is a widely used water disinfectant which kills pathogenic  organisms in water. As well as for treating drinking water, chlorine can be used to disinfect water for cleaning teeth and for washing fruit and vegetables. 72 foil sealed tablets, with each tablet treating 1 litre.  Weight 61 grams. $14.95

Lifesystems Chlorine Dioxide

 

 

 

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Chlorine Dioxide Tablets are a safe and effective  method of disinfecting water. They kill bacteria, viruses and cysts in  water, including Giardia and Cryptosporidium. Each tablet  (30 in total) treats up to 1 litre of water and has very little after taste. Once water has been  purified it should be kept in a sealed container. This container should  either be kept in the dark or should be designed so that it does not  allow light in, e.g. a metal water bottle. If these steps are followed,  the water should be safe to drink for 2-3 days. Weight 40 grams. $29.95

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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