Backpacking Water Filter

Backpacking Water Filter

Why should I carry a Backpacking Water Filter?

It is probably a safe statement to make to say that for the majority of backpackers, a tight budget is a focus.   Backpackers would look at areas (the obvious and less obvious) to save money.  Seasoned backpackers are aware of many of the traps that the less experienced may fall into – from the cheap accommodation options, cheap eats to the less obvious areas of what to avoid.   

You can blow a lot of money unnecessarily, on buying bottled water.  Westerners have a  perception that the bottle is free of bacteria and cysts.          

You do not need to buy water to avoid potentially lethal local tap water. Bottled water is not necessarily clean water. There should be a concern about buying cheap water as it is likely to be just untreated tap water. Would it be worth the risk with your health? 

For the price of less than a cent per liter, a Sure Aqua product will deliver you hundreds of liters of microbiologically safe drinking water.   That is no bacteria or viruses.

You don’t need to compromise on quality. The cost with the Sure Aqua product will pale into insignificance over just a week.

Travel Safe, Travel Green with These Nifty Little Backpacking Water Filters

You get travel insurance, you visit your travel health medical center, purchase a guide and great boots, so doesn’t it make sense to get the protection of one of the world’s best backpacking water filter products – Sure Aqua products – also offers powerful benefits for the environment.

Travel Lighter, Healthier, and Greener with Sure Aqua Products

Part of the backpacking ethos is to tread lightly on the earth and to travel responsibly. But you can’t ignore the health risks of contaminated drinking water.

Chlorine-based tablets are compact and highly effective against multiple sources of polluted water – with two distinct downsides;

  1. they taste dreadful,
  2. they are not entirely effective in eradicating waterborne parasites.

Whether you choose a Sure Aqua Straw, Sure Aqua Bottle, or Sure Aqua Travel for your backpacking adventures, all these water filters will cleanse a minimum of 500 liters (132 gallons) or 10000 liters (2640 gallons), depending on the product you choose.  All the products remove bacteria and cysts using a capillary membrane to effectively remove waterborne bacteria, parasites, and cysts (oocysts).  It can be used as municipal tap water, and freshwater lake and creek water filter.

Backpacking through any wilderness areas, you only see how pristine they seem. However, always take a Sure Aqua product water filter backpacking with you and be sure to use it, as unseen contamination will be present in water sources worldwide.

For example, if you choose to buy a Sure Aqua Straw that filters up to 500 liters (132 gallons), this is the rough equivalent of 2,000 250mls bottles; it’s easy to see how much money you’ll save with these backpacking water filters and how you can slash the weight of your backpack gear.

How Can Sure Aqua Product Backpacking Filters Reduce Your Carbon Footprint?

Chances are, before knowing about Sure Aqua products,  you were buying bottled water as you travel and adding the greenhouse gases to the environment.

These figures will amaze you. It takes around 17 million barrels of oil each year to make 29 billion plastic bottles – and the world consumes far more bottled water than that while only recycling a small percentage of the bottles, meaning more and more raw materials are being used.

It’s estimated with each bottle manufactured, 100 grams of carbon gas is created – and more than 33 million tonnes are used each year to bottle water. Then add the effect on the environment of transporting billions of cartons of bottled water around the globe.

Should we also get into the pollution caused by discarded bottles, unnecessary crowding of our landfills, or the toxic fumes released if the bottles are incinerated.

As an individual, if you consume bottled water regularly, you can reduce your carbon footprint by around 600 kg per year by switching to the pocket-sized Sure Aqua Straw (500 liters) water filters, or 1200kg when choosing the Sure Aqua Bottle (1000 liters).

Backpacking demands a different way of thinking about your world and how to protect it. Sure Aqua products are the ideal backpack filter. It takes up virtually no room and is cheap, quick, and easy to use.

Why wait?


Water Camping? The Dangers of Camping near Water

Water Camping? The Dangers of Camping near Water

Reasons why not to camp near a body of water

So you’ve decided to brave the wilderness and go camping. It’s essential you know what you’re doing to minimize harm to the environment and have a good time. Make sure your not Water Camping.

Be very selective when choosing your campsite. Inexperienced campers often opt for water camping, setting up camp by the edge of a body of water with the idea of waking up and leaping straight in. Although water camping always seems like a good idea, it very rarely is.

Hygiene is the #1 cause of Gastro

There are several reasons why water camping is usually a bad idea:

  • Mosquitos can breed in any body of water and are usually rife around creeks, rivers, waterholes, and lagoons. If you camp near the water, you’re likely to be kept up scratching and swatting.
  • You’re more likely to get wet. Many water bodies are tidal, so even when you think you’re far enough away from the water, you can wake up three-inches deep in water. It’s also likely that the plants and the ground around the water have retained a lot of the moisture. This can mean the water comes through the bottom of your tent and seems to seep into everything.
  • If you’re in a well-known area, water camping can end up being a very public, noisy experience. What seemed to be a private oasis when you set up a camp can quickly turn into some theme park for teenagers and obnoxious tourists.
  • Water camping can have a very negative effect on the ecosystem. The plants and wildlife around a water body are particularly vulnerable, especially if there is any hanging swamp. As a general rule, make your campsite a minimum of 200 feet away from any natural water source.

Did you know nearly 96% of people suffer from Gastro in their life

So, where should you camp?

It’s best to choose a private spot with some protection from the elements. Go for an area hidden by an incline in the land or under cover of low trees. However, be careful of tall trees as they can lose branches at any time and are especially dangerous during storms or when there are strong winds.

Despite the downsides of water camping, don’t stray so far away from a body of water that you don’t have reasonably easy access to water . If you do all this, you can be sure to have a camping trip that is more private, comfortable, and sustainable.


To minimize your impact on the environment while camping, be careful when bathing and washing up.

Avoid using harsh soaps or chemicals, as these can severely damage the ecosystem and pollute any body of water.

Instead, embrace your surroundings and opt for using sand as a natural scrub for your body and campfire ashes as an alternative to dishwashing liquid.

It’s also a good idea to know the essentials of water purification before you go to ensure your camping water is safe.



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