User Review: Katadyn Base Camp
Price Paid: $64.99
good system. Much easier than pumping. Our Boy Scout troop packed into the Ozarks for 4 days. Fairly clean running water source. We were quickly and well supplied for the entire trip. Filtered approximately 60-70 gals... no problems. Great flow.
Next trip was the Kisatchi area in Louisiana. Same filter. Water quality from the bayou was not nearly as good. Only filled the unit 2 times when it slowed to a trickle. Removed filter and cleaned with filtered water. helped for about three gallons.
Unit may be able to use a ceramic upgrade which could be cleaned easier and prolong life. The cleaner the source the longer the filter lasts. Cleaning the current filter will only prolong the service life about 1 refill.