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Birmingham Camping Water Purifier Rentals-Hiker Pump Water Filter For Rent-Camping Water Filter System Rental Alabama

     
   
     

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Birmingham Camping Water Purifier Rentals-Hiker Pump Water Filter For Rent-Camping Water Filter System Rental Alabama

Water Filter rentals in Birmingham, AL. Hiker Pump Water Filters are great ways to filter dirty water to clean. LowerGear offers backpacking accessories and camping supplies that are required for a comfortable and successful trip. There is more to camping than just backpack, tents & sleeping bags. They provide all hiking gear and camping gear you need for a pleasant backpacking or camping trip in Birmingham, Montgomery, Mobile, Huntsville, Tuscaloosa, Hoover, Dothan, Decatur, Auburn, Madison in Alabama.

Despite its cool, clear refreshing look, most water available in the backwoods today is not safe to drink unless treated. Various chemicals, bacteria, viruses and plain old mud can turn a simple thirst quencher into gut-wrenching time a few days later as the bugs make their way thru you.

Boiling water kills bacteria and viruses, but doesn’t get rid of sediments or chemicals, and is inconvenient when on the trail. Filters remove most bacteria and sediments, but not all viruses. Iodine and chlorine have their own pros and cons too when used as standalone treatments.

However, if you are only going to use one treatment tool – at least in North America – a good quality, hand-pump filter is the best solution. Common trail wisdom says that a filter is all you need because viruses aren’t the problem here in the States; bacteria are, and filters will catch most bacteria. The argument continues that viruses are only a significant problem in other countries – the infamous Montezuma’s Revenge, for instance, that is encountered south of the border. I’ve never gotten sick drinking water that was only filtered, and not further treated.

They carry 2 different brands: the Katadyn Hiker Microfilter and the MSR SweetWater. Both are very popular and well reviewed. Both filters are very reliable out in the field, and have few mechanical parts that can go wrong at the wrong time. You'll get good pump volume without a lot of pumping effort, for about 12 ounces added to your pack. Our low rental rate is quite frankly a small price to pay to avoid praying to the porcelain gods upon your return.

You should also throw in some coffee filters to add to the input side to extend the filter life and function while you're in the field. The coffee filter is a cheap add-on that catches the big stuff before it makes its way to the filter core. Unless you are planning on providing water for an entire marching regiment with just one filter, you won't have to worry about filter clogging on your trip.

Water filters help eliminate the biggie problems like Giardia and Cryptosporidium, which cause most hiker illnesses. However, these filters do not eliminate viruses. While viruses are statistically less of a problem, if you want more protection, buy a small bottle of a chlorine-based purifier to add to the water after you’ve run it thru the filter.

Here are some other common-sense tips for using a water filter. Avoid filtering water in area where animal or human activity is obvious. As in, watch for horse crap at water sources along multi-use trails. Pump upstream from busy stream crossings. Avoid the temptation to filter from what appears to be clear rushing water. Instead, filter from still, clear water sources. Many microorganisms tend to sink to the bottom of still water while a rushing stream keeps them suspended. Alternatively, rather than filter directly from the trail source, put water in a trail bucket and filter from that. This gives you a chance to see how the water looks before you send it through your filter. If the water is cloudy, let it sit for an hour or so, then pump from the clearest water off the top. Don't save the first few streams of output from your filter; let a few go thru first to clear out any old water in the line. When you clean or handle any part of the filter, recognize you are handling a potentially contaminated object. Don't handle food or put your hands to your mouth after cleaning your filter. Avoid letting the input hose and output hoses touch each other so the output end that will go into your water container isn’t contaminated.

If there are several hikers in your party, not everyone needs a filter. We suggest one pump filter is enough for every two or three hikers. You could in theory handle lots more hikers than that, but after 3 or 4 people sharing, having a backup becomes a smart idea, and using just one pump for a lot of hikers starts to take a lot of time.

The filters are easy to use, but if you need a manual after it arrives, find those here for the Katadyn Pur Hiker, or the MSR Sweetwater. We'll do our best to ship the item that you requested, however, sometimes we may ship you an equivalent item if we are currently out of stock on the item you specified. The MSR Filter is also available to buy new!

Despite its cool, clear refreshing look, most water available in the backwoods today is not safe to drink unless treated. Various chemicals, bacteria, viruses and plain old mud can turn a simple thirst quencher into gut-wrenching time a few days later as the bugs make their way thru you.

Boiling water kills bacteria and viruses, but doesn’t get rid of sediments or chemicals, and is inconvenient when on the trail. Filters remove most bacteria and sediments, but not all viruses. Iodine and chlorine have their own pros and cons too when used as standalone treatments.

LowerGear Outdoor Rentals and Sales is one member of the world's largest online outdoor gear and gadget rental company family. They rent all the camping gear basics such as tents and backpacks; hard to find rental gear like water filters & trekking poles; and handheld GPS units for trail use and geocaching events. They also sell a few camping supplies and incidentals to go along with their rental gear.

From their facility in Tempe, Arizona they meet the needs of the family-of-four; the solo long distance hiker; or a group of hundreds going on a camping retreat anywhere in the country. They ship camping gear directly to you at any location you specify. Use it, enjoy it, re-box it and drop it off at a nearby UPS Store or other UPS authorized shipping center. Find anything you need for camping, backpacking and more from LowerGear, they have a complete outdoor rental gear selection. They also sell camping and outdoor supply basics so you can get all you need from just one source. Rent camping and backpacking gear like backpacks, sleeping bags, tents, gps systems and much more in Montgomery, Mobile, Huntsville, Tuscaloosa, Hoover, Dothan, Decatur, Auburn, Madison, Florence and all of Alabama.



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