User Review: Katadyn Base Camp
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We just got back from a BWCA trip with this filter. Our group of 9 used this exclusively for 4 days (with the exception of the last water bottle fill for the group). We used approximately 25 gallons over the time, and had great water flow for all but the last 2 or so gallons. We filled the bag from the middle of the (clear) lake and we were careful to keep the prefilter clear, and we allowed the water to fill a water bag (5 gal) so that we would make sure we did not spill the water and we could let it fill with us not present.
I'd recommend the product as long as there was also a backup plan for the group. Having clean water was very nice, and not having to kill ourselves to do it was very very nice. The bag did get warm when in the sun, which could cause bugs to grow.
We did carry a cleanable ceramic unit as well to make sure that if things went badly with this one that we would not be stuck boiling water.