For Your RV, Boat, and Travel
A portable water filter for your RV, boat or travel adventures is a convenient and essential tool. It ensures access to better quality drinking water wherever you go, even in remote areas. These filters can address bacteria and other contaminants, providing peace of mind and reducing the need for bottled water. They are compact, easy to use, and durable, making them ideal for outdoor enthusiasts on the move.
Why Get a Portable Water Filter?
Enhance the quality of your RV or boating trip with clean, reliable water. Here are a few benefits of portable water filters:
- Cleaner and safer drinking water: With a portable water filter, you can access cleaner and safer drinking water wherever you go. Solid carbon block technology has been known to reduce polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and "forever chemicals" such as perfluorooctanoic acids (PFOAs) in the water.
- Versatility and portability: Portable water filters are designed to be compact and lightweight, making them easy to carry and store in your RV, boat, or travel bag. They are versatile and can be used for various outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, fishing, and boating.
- Convenience and independence: With a portable water filter, you no longer have to rely on finding clean water sources or purchasing bottled water while traveling. A portable water filter provides clean water from various sources, giving you the convenience and independence to explore remote areas.
- Emergency preparedness: During emergencies or natural disasters where clean water sources may be compromised, having a portable water filter ensures you have a reliable means of purifying water for drinking and hygiene purposes. Multipure's emergency system is especially useful when you have no water pressure, such as hiking or camping.
Investing in a portable RV or boat water filter system offers convenience, safety, cost savings, and environmental benefits. With a portable water filter, you won't need to resort to water bottles, which are less cost-effective, heavy to transport, take up valuable space in your boat or RV and are of unknown quality. Instead, you can enjoy your journeys with peace of mind and a reliable source of clean water.
Common Water Contaminants and Illnesses
When traveling or camping, it's crucial to be aware of water contaminants you can encounter that pose health risks if consumed. These contaminants include:
- Bacteria: Bacteria like E. coli can be found in water sources contaminated by human or animal waste. Drinking untreated water can cause gastrointestinal illnesses, resulting in diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.
- Protozoa: Protozoa like Giardia and cryptosporidium are waterborne parasites commonly found in lakes, rivers, and untreated water sources. Ingesting water contaminated with these protozoa can lead to severe gastrointestinal issues, including prolonged diarrhea and stomach cramps.
- Viruses: Viruses such as norovirus, rotavirus, and hepatitis A can be present in water contaminated by sewage or fecal matter. These viruses can cause gastrointestinal illnesses, leading to symptoms like diarrhea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.
- Chemical contaminants: Chemicals like pesticides, industrial pollutants, and heavy metals may contaminate water sources. Exposure to these contaminants can result in various health problems, including long-term effects on organs, nervous system disorders, and developmental issues.
Taking precautions when consuming water during travel or camping is critical to avoid waterborne illnesses. A reliable portable water filter can give you better quality water when you travel.
Types of Portable Water Filters
Dehydration can pose significant risks when camping and traveling due to increased physical activity, exposure to the elements, and limited access to clean water. Here are some popular portable water filter options that can help prevent these concerns:
- Straw filters: Straw filters are compact and lightweight, resembling a drinking straw with a built-in filtration system. They allow you to drink directly from water sources like rivers or lakes, filtering out contaminants as you sip. Straw filters are best for hiking, as you can conveniently drink directly from water sources during your trek.
- Pump filters: Pump filters consist of a hand pump and a filter cartridge. They are designed to filter water directly from the source, providing better quality water through a pumping action. Pump filters often provide higher flow rates and can handle larger volumes of water. These filters are best for filtering water when you are unsure of the quality — making them great for hiking or camping.
- Gravity filters: Gravity filters use the force of gravity to move water through the filtration system. They typically have a reservoir bag or container that you fill with water, and the filtered water collects in a separate container. Gravity filters can filter larger quantities of water and require minimal effort, making them great for filtering water when boating or camping near lakes and ponds.
- Bottle filters: Bottle filters have a filter built into a water bottle. You can fill the bottle with water from various sources, and as you drink, the water passes through the filter, removing contaminants. These filters are convenient and portable, allowing filtered water on the go. For this reason, bottle filters are ideal for hiking or camping since they'll fit easily in a backpack.
How to Choose the Best Travel Water Filter
Multipure offers The Aquamini — a water filter you can take on the go whether you're boating, RVing, or camping. The Aquamini is portable and versatile, providing healthful hydration for your next adventure. Compared to other portable filters, our system is a much more powerful, reliable way to get better-quality drinking water. To choose a water filter for traveling, consider the following factors:
- Length of travel:Whether you're going on a weekend hike or a more extended camping trip, invest in the Multipure Aquamini. You can connect it to your camper's existing hardware with kits that work below your sink, on your countertop, or connect it to a single-hose diverter for a reliable water filtration system.
- Location: When you take an RV to a campsite, you'll likely be able to pump water from the campground to your setup. If connecting straight to the water source in your campsite without additional equipment, you could experience contaminants, debris, and unpleasant odors in your water. In this case, you might use a below-sink or countertop RV water filter system, which requires no additional plumbing hardware. The Multipure Aquamini is compact, so you can take it wherever you go for better-quality water.
- Water availability: The Aquamini is a versatile option for getting cleaner water while on the go. Take it hiking, use it in a camper, hook it up to a garden hose, or use it back home when you're unsure of your water's quality. The Aquamini can also be used with a hand pump.
To make a well-informed decision, you might find it helpful to read reviews, seek recommendations from experienced travelers or outdoor enthusiasts, and compare different brands and models. Additionally, check for certifications or independent testing to ensure the filter meets relevant quality and safety standards.
Prep for Your Next Adventure With Multipure Water Filters
A portable water filter is highly practical for various types of travel, from camping and hiking to RVing and boating. You can secure clean water wherever you are, which can help lower the risk of drinking bacteria that cause diseases and digestive issues. You can also reduce the chances of health-related problems associated with dehydration and avoid the hassle of bottled water.
When you're looking for a safe, reliable source of drinking water during your travels, look no further than Multipure water filters. The Aquamini makes an excellent RV or boat water filter, allowing you to unpack it from your suitcase and connect it to your faucet for cleaner, better-tasting water wherever you go.
To prep for your next travel adventure, browse our water filter systems to learn more.