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Aquamira Frontier Emergency Water Filter System

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  • Frontier Emergency Water Filter by Aquamira-Compact, Light and Effective
  • Carry the Frontier Emergency Water Filter by Aquamira in your pack or pocket for safe drinking water, wherever you are. Traps 99.9 Percent of Cryptosporidium and Giardia
  • Lightweight and compact emergency water filter system. Easy to use; drink directly from any water source.
  • Removes greater than 99.9 Percent of Cryptosporidium and Giardia. Filters up to 30 gallons of water.
  • Activated coconut shell carbon filter. Miraguard Antimicrobial Technology suppresses bacteria, algae, fungus, mold and mildew within the filter.
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Product Description

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Ideal 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 Description

Don’t let contaminated water cut your adventure short. Play it safe and filter up to 30 gallons with the Frontier Filter by Aquamira. This ultra-portable water filter is designed to take along wherever you go-and it’s highly effective against the invisible culprits waiting for you in the water.The Frontier Filter uses the torturous path method of water filtration, which traps over 99.9 Percent of harmful Cryptosporidium, Giardia and other pathogens, including waterborne insect larvae and many bacteria such as E. coli.Keep a Frontier Emergency Water Filter by Aquamira in your backpack, luggage, gear bag and vehicle for safe, on-the-go hydration wherever your adventures take you.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 1 x 8 inches ; 1 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: Made in USA
  • ASIN: B000OR115W
  • Item model number: 42100
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (281 customer reviews)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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Customer Reviews

Very compact unit easy to store in small packs.
Rob
It can filter up to about 20 gallons which means that it will last a very long time.
Tradecraft
These are great to keep in your car and/or emergency preparedness kit.
Don

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

263 of 270 people found the following review helpful By Gil on April 7, 2010
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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, more like weak tea. I'm OK with this, but my wife and daughter would complain (of course, they probably wouldn't complain too long if there's no other water).

In sum, I think this is a good product and recommend it for emergency use. But I suggest drawing a few cups of water to remove the carbon before you store it in your emergency kit.
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176 of 187 people found the following review helpful By Nick TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 11, 2009
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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.
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155 of 167 people found the following review helpful By D. Tennimon on October 19, 2010
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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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50 of 54 people found the following review helpful By solocanoe on June 26, 2010
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ok, here's the deal. put this in your wish list...next time you need some $$ to get up to the free shipping...add one. then keep doing that until everyone in your family has one of these for their emergency pack.

Tablets are great and light, but still a pain to use. boiling is best, but sometimes you just can't. this is less than an ounce! It's not perfect, but it's so small and light...it will be WITH YOU when you need it. better safe than sorry. It will taste bad initially (carbon) but just spit out the first few draws and you'll be fine.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Ivan O'Pinyon on April 27, 2006
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Take it from a guy who drinks copious amounts of water, this filter is the king of survival items. "Survivorman" Les Stroud has, in fact, contracted giardia in his survival adventures. Les is a teacher who's lessons are sometimes taught at the expense of his health. His lesson? Don't take chances with parasites or bacteria. This handy little filter fits in your back pocket and will filter up to 20 gallons, enough to sustain one person for days to weeks. I keep one in the car, one at home, and I never hike anywhere without one.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Cal 20 Sailor on September 20, 2012
This will remove the vast majority of cysts like giardia and cryptosporidia, but it will not remove enough, if any, bacteria or viruses. If used as the manufacturer recommends, in conjunction with water purification chemicals, it can be a good system since the chemicals take hours to kill cysts but only minutes to kill bacteria and viruses, while the filter can remove the cysts immediately, as well as any chemical flavors via the charcoal. IT WOULD BE DANGEROUS IF USED ALONE IN THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES, WHERE BACTERIA AND VIRUSES ARE MORE PREVALENT IN WATER. As such, it can be useful alone for backup or in a survival kit for use in North America or other Western countries, where the main concern with water centers around cysts (rightly or wrongly) and/or agriculcultural chemical runoff (absorptive carbon helps remove these), but requires additional chemical treatment anywhere bacteria or viruses are suspected to be possibly present.
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56 of 65 people found the following review helpful By Jennine L. Wardle on May 14, 2009
I've been looking for a small water filtration system for my hiking pack that didn't rely on yucky-tasting chemical tablets and drops. When I saw this on a survival gear review online, I immediately bought it. It's so small and light that everyone should add it to their camping/hiking gear, emergency bag or glove box/first aid kit. It also fits comfortably in a pocket for extreme situations when you don't necessarily have access to your other gear.
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