User Review: Katadyn Base Camp
Price Paid: $53.96
Have used one of these for four years — approximately 60 person days, filtering about 2 gal. per person per day. That equals roughly 120 gallons.
The filter got quite slow on the last couple of gal. but improved somewhat after cleaning the pre-filter. Hanging the bag as high as possible does make a big difference in flow rate. Have ordered a new cartridge.
It sure beats pumping, although I always have my pump filter as a backup. On our last trip I discovered that the large plastic coffee containers from Maxwell House and (I think) Folgers are just big enough to hold the Base Camp unit and make a very good water scoop.