So in my last post I talked about some of our Aquamira favorites, and I even mentioned the Aquamira Red Line bottle, but I didn’t have enough time to go into some of the details. That’s what I’m going to do now.
First off let’s get something straight, if you want clean water, boil it.
If you want to get technical check out the CDC’s guide on how to kill protozoa, virus and bacteria here.
However, for the survivalists/outdoor types like us, it gets old lugging around water treatment drops or, in my case, a canteen with a stainless steel cup to heat my drinking water. Furthermore when you’re on a day hike or when your caught in an on-the-go situation you may not have time to boil your water.
That’s where the WaterBasics Red Line Bottle wins the day.
It kills 3 birds with one stone. Check it out;
- RED Line Virus Filter with up to 500 ml/minute flow rate
- Removes ?99.99% Virus—Meets or exceeds ANSI/NSF 53
- Removes ?99.9999% Bacteria—Meets or exceeds ANSI/NSF 53
- Removes ?99.9% Cysts including Cryptosporidium and Giardia—Meets or exceeds ANSI/NSF 53
- Reduces chlorine and chemicals—Meets or exceeds ANSI/NSF 42
- Improves water taste, odor, and clarity
- Miraguard™ Antimicrobial* Technology suppresses the growth of bacteria, algae, fungus, mold and mildew within the filter media
- Finger ring allows for easy transport and connection to packs
- Filters 120 gallons (Over 750 Refills)
- BPA free, chemical free, and iodine free
Oh yeah, the filter is made in the USA. Pretty cool right? It’s the perfect bottle for your 72 hour kit or your survival bag.
Certainly there are many options to clean your drinking water, if Cryptosporidium and other protozoa is not a concern, chlorine dioxide might be all you need.
But, if you’re looking for something to filter dirty water in a pinch, you should check out the WaterBasics Red Line Filter.