Aquamira Frontier Emergency Water Filter System

June 29, 2013 - Comment

The ultra-light and compact Aquamira Frontier Filter easily slips into a day pack, shirt pocket or travel luggage and is always ready when you need it. Use the Frontier Filter to drink from any bottle, cup or directly from water sources. McNett customer care @ 1-800-221-7325 (or) www.mcnett.comIdeal for hiking, travel, and emergency preparedness, the

The ultra-light and compact Aquamira Frontier Filter easily slips into a day pack, shirt pocket or travel luggage and is always ready when you need it. Use the Frontier Filter to drink from any bottle, cup or directly from water sources. McNett customer care @ 1-800-221-7325 (or) www.mcnett.comIdeal for hiking, travel, and emergency preparedness, the Aquamira Frontier emergency water filter system is the perfect addition to your 72-hour emergency kit. The Frontier filter’s proprietary blend of microscopic carbon, binder and antimicrobial particles is tested and certified to remove more than 99.9 percent of cryptosporidium and Giardia while also helping improve water taste and eliminate odors. At the same time, the filter is also easy to operate: just attach and expand the straw, submerge the filter end into the water source, and drink through the straw. It’s just like drinking soda from a cup or bottle, or you can even drink directly from a water source, such as a stream or lake. And at less than 1 ounce, the Frontier slips easily into a daypack, shirt pocket, or travel bag, so it’s always ready when you need it. A single Frontier unit filters up to 30 gallons (113 liters) of water.

Aquamira’s Filtration Technology
Aquamira’s blend of filtration particles is heated beyond the melting point of the binder material until the particles adhere to each other in a process called “sintering.” The result is a highly porous, carbon-impregnated filter block with a tightly controlled pore structure. Aquamira Filtration Technology incorporates both mechanical and absorptive filtration processes to remove both physical and chemical contaminants. Although the Frontier filter does reduce bacterial and viruses, it is not certified to remove the more than 99.9999 percent of bacteria and 99.99 percent of viruses required by the U.S. EPA water purifier standard. For maximum protection, use the Frontier in conjunction with water treatment drops or water purifier tablets.

About Aquamira
Aquamira water treatment drops were introduced to the outdoor market in 1999, and have been a favorite of top outdoor guides and instructors ever since. The original idea was simple–people should be able to drink water anywhere, and the water should be safe to drink, taste good, and be easy to treat. This idea inspired the company’s research team to develop the technology for a variety of portable drinking water systems and a line of water treatment products that effectively treat water in all kinds of environments, including when camping, traveling in a foreign country, or faced with a disaster. More recently, Aquamira has expanded its vision to include providing basic life-preserving items for both individuals and groups, such as villages in developing countries. Aquamira is headquartered in Logan, Utah.

Product Features

  • Emergency water filter system ideal for hiking, traveling, and emergencies
  • Particle blend removes more than 99.9 percent of cryptosporidium and Giardia
  • Compact body slips easily into a daypack, shirt pocket, or travel bag
  • Single unit filters up to 30 gallons of water; improves tastes and eliminates odors
  • Weighs less than 1 ounce; use in conjunction with treatment drops or tablets for best results

Comments

Gil says:

Pretty good, but be prepared for initial carbon This system is much like everyone mentions. It’s light, weighing about as much as 5 quarters. It’s compact, about the size of a roll of pennies. The filtration unit seems pretty sturdy and would probably not crack if dropped. The straw seems OK, about the same quality as the flexi-straws you get with $10 plastic water bottles. I’d worry that the straw might crack with repeated use, but it should be fine if you use it only for emergency purposes (i.e. rarely).As with all carbon-based filters, this one has a lot of dust when you first use it. I forgot this detail and was surprised by the straw full of coffee-colored water on my first draw. There is a note on the unit that warns about this dust (which I didn’t notice until later). The note implies that all of the dust would disappear after the first draw. That is not true. I’ve drawn about 4 cups of water through the system, yet there is still very noticeable dust in the water. It’s no longer the color of coffee,…

N. Hawkins "whereishawkins" says:

Essential item for third world travels I bought the Aquamira filtration straw as a lightweight way to keep safe and not get sick from water-born illnesses (Cryptosporidiosis and Giardiasis being the two major ones) while abroad. I still carry water filtration tablets while abroad as a “just in case” item, but let’s face it – that’s a pain to deal with and you need to be planning ahead. Sometimes you just need to drink now.I really can’t get over how light this thing is. It weighs less than an ounce, and fits easily inside of any pocket you can think of. The collapsible straw is a bonus. The straw is rated at being able to filter around 20 gallons of water before it’s discarded.The price and size make this a “must have” for any hiker/camper/traveler/survivalist. Sure, you’ll probably not use it, you’ll be glad you have it.

D. Tennimon says:

An Absolute Must! This thing is great. You can drink from a mud puddle and it still taste clean. One time I was camping and it started raining so I threw up the poncho and put my metal cup out to collect water. Well pigment from the poncho came off since it hadn’t been used before, as well as smoke that had collected. I tasted the water pre filter and it was foul, undrinkable. but with the filter it was clean and cold. My friend tried the filter and said yeah taste like water, then I had him taste the unfiltered stuff and he just about puked lol

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