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11:56 a.m. on July 5, 2011 (EDT)
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They seem to be all over youtube but not on eBay or Amazon.  I see them for sale in Australia and the manufacturer's website in Europe but not the USA.  Who here has one, how much was it and where did you get it please!

1:09 p.m. on July 5, 2011 (EDT)
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This may work for ya and it is smaller from what I can see.

http://www.trailspace.com/gear/aquamira/frontier-emergency-water-filter-system/

8:47 a.m. on July 20, 2011 (EDT)
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Rick-Pittsburgh said:

This may work for ya and it is smaller from what I can see.

http://www.trailspace.com/gear/aquamira/frontier-emergency-water-filter-system/

I have that same one in my emergency kit/bag, plus one in my son's emergency bag for his backpack.

I gave him one because it's easy to understand and use, and he's too young to be messing around with purification tabs on his own if he was in an emergency situation.

9:35 a.m. on July 20, 2011 (EDT)
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I carry one as well in my emergency/med kit. It is just so freaking easy and light. Certainly a few tabs would be lighter, but here in the southeast it is very difficult to protect them from humidity, which destroys them quickly. I am sure I could get a tiny sealable plastic bottle, but I haven't yet.

10:44 a.m. on July 20, 2011 (EDT)
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If you are looking for an emergency filter the above is excellent.  If you are looking for something a little more durable check this out. 

http://www.sawyer.com/SP131.htm  

It's smaller than the life straw, uses the same technology and is easily available.

10:47 a.m. on July 20, 2011 (EDT)
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@gonzan

With tabs you still have to have something to put the water in and you have to wait.  If the water is turbid it may not be as effective either.

10:51 a.m. on July 20, 2011 (EDT)
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ocalacomputerguy said:

@gonzan

With tabs you still have to have something to put the water in and you have to wait.  If the water is turbid it may not be as effective either.

 also very good points!

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