Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Katadyn Hiker Water Filter Giveaway from Emergency Essentials

Clean, safe, drinking water is one of the top concerns when there is an emergency.  The average person can only live approximately 3 days without water.  I personally think I'd run into trouble before my three days were up.  Drinking contaminated water can cause a variety of illnesses and even death.  However, packing enough water for an evacuation can be bulky and heavy.  Every two cups of water adds a pound to your pack.  So a gallon is 8 pounds!  Seriously, that gets heavy fast, especially if you're having to hike into your location or also have to supply water for youngsters too little to haul their own.

One great solution to having drinking water is to have a filter.  A portable water filter lets you have clean water on the go as long as you have a source of water to filter (stream, lake, puddle, etc.).

Our friends at Emergency Essentials have graciously offered to sponsor a giveaway for a Katadyn Hiker water filter for one of my readers. 

Katadyn is one of the leading names in outdoor/camping/emergency water filtration and they produce a variety of water filtration products.  Here's what they have to say about the Hiker:

The Katadyn Hiker is the best selling microfilter in the US Outdoor Market. Lightweight and easy to use design is the best choice for all around use. Unique, pleated cartridge design provides fast and easy pumping. Convenient and handy for 1–2 people (e.g. while hiking or trekking). Compatible with hydration bladders. Includes: Prefilter, bottle adapter and carry bag.

Some more information on the Katadyn Hiker filter from Emergency Essentials' site:

The Hiker's unique filter prevents early clogging. Compact and lightweight (only 11 oz), the Hiker is great for emergency kits, backpacking, and camping. The filter's simple design makes it easy to use. The Hiker eliminates bacteria and protozoa (Giardia and Cryptosporidium). A carbon core reduces pesticides and chemicals, producing fresh tasting water. An ergonomic handle makes it easy to pump up to one quart per minute.

  • Compact design and easy operation

  • A great all-around choice

  • Microfiltration Method: 129 square inches of pleated 0.3 micron glassfiber media

  • Output: Up to one quart per minute (48 strokes/minute)

  • Cartridge Capacity: Up to 200 gallons, depending on water quality

  • Weight: 11 oz

  • Height: 6.5"

  • Hose Length: 36"

  • Handy little filter for your emergency kit courtesy of Emergency Essentials!

    So here's the instructions to sign up for this giveaway.  You are welcome to leave a comment on this post, but it won't count toward the giveaway. :)  To enter, you'll need to fill out the form.

    For your first entry, put your name and email in the form.  This is required for entry in the giveaway.  If you don't want to put your real name in the name slot, I guess that's okay, put whatever you like to be called in that space.  I need your email to contact you if you win.  Your email won't go anywhere else.  Promise.

    Additional entries are available for the following:

    1. Become a follower of Adventures in Self Reliance (you know my posts are worth reading!)
    2. Follow Adventures in Self Reliance in a feed reader (or by email feed subscription)
    3. Share this giveaway via a post on your blog (make sure to link to the giveaway and leave the link to your post in the form)
    4. Twitter a link to this giveaway (include @momof3angels in your tweet and put your twitter username in the form)
    5. Share this giveaway by some other method like facebook or email your friends

    The giveaway will end on Tuesday, March 9th at 11:59 pm and the winner will be contacted for their shipping information.  If the winner does not respond within 3 days, we will choose another winner.  Good luck!

    I'm going all cute and pink on the form this time, but don't let it deter you tough guys from signing up--the filter is not pink :)


    Cindy (Letters From Midlife) said...

    I've enjoyed your blog. Preparedness and having a well stocked pantry have been things I've tried to do the past few years so I apprecaite all the good tips. I'm glad to see you sell the grain mill I've had my eye on. I'm saving up for one.

    Le Loup said...

    No, sorry, but I am not blogging about anything that I have not tried myself.
    Le Loup.

    Angela said...

    Thanks Cindy, do let me know when you want one of those mills, they are fantastic.

    Le Loup, I don't normally blog things I haven't tried either, but the giveaways are a good part up to the sponsor, and I figure if I can get someone better prepared by doing a giveaway, I'm okay with that, even if I've not personally tried that exact product.

    Mrs. Money said...

    Wow- what an awesome filter! I am shopping for a whole house filter right now.