by Owen Clark
July 28, 2021
Access to clean water is of paramount importance in an emergency situation. Whether you’re dealing with a natural disaster, political upheaval, a pandemic, or something else, first and foremost you always need to make sure you have a way to source clean, purified water for yourself and your loved ones.
While some of our filtration options, like the XStream Straw, are great for solo bugout bags or lightweight backpacking trips, they don’t allow you to purify large quantities of emergency drinking water fast, and they require hand power to operate.
With our new UltraFlo Portable Water Filtration System, you can purify and pump out up to 30 gallons of water automatically, with no manpower required, all on a single battery charge.
That’s precisely why the UltraFlo™ Portable Water Filtration System is the BEST water filter for emergencies. It will definitely ensure you and your loved ones have access to adequate quantities of clean water in case of an emergency.
So, How Does the UltraFlo™ Work?
The UltraFlo™ system is quite simple. A set of tubing with a prefilter is inserted into the water source (river, stream, lake, bucket, etc.). The other end of this tubing is then attached to the filter housing inflow port. On the outflow side of the filter, a second length of tubing connects to the Power Plus Pump, which sports a small spigot to automatically dispense a steady stream of purified water at the push of a button, just like the faucet in your kitchen.
Simply put, the UltraFlo™ Portable Water Filtration System is like taking the ease of use offered by a kitchen sink with you anywhere, with a dramatic improvement in water quality to boot.
Why Choose the UltraFlo™ Over the Competition?
There are many factors that come into play to make the UltraFlo™ Portable Water Filtration System a solid water purification setup when it comes to obtaining emergency purified drinking water.
At a mere 6.3 ounces, the Power Plus Pump itself is extremely lightweight, and as a result, this overall filtration system is a great choice not just for emergency kits but for family campouts and other gatherings where you need to both purify AND dispense water for large groups of people.
In addition, the Power Plus Pump is a workhorse, dispensing water fast without any exertion on your part, making it easy to fill up multiple water bottles or containers for a family hike, scout outing, guided trip, or another group setting, where pumping water manually for everyone who needs it would be exhausting and time-consuming.
The best thing about the UltraFlo™, however, is its reliability. While the Power Plus Pump is quite durable and can purify up to 30 gallons on one charge, if for whatever reason you aren’t able to charge it or it runs out of charge after extensive use, you can easily replace the Power Plus Pump with the lightweight Sagan Life®Hand Pump (included with purchase) and pump out your water manually in the exact same fashion! The Sagan Life® Hand Pump can also siphon water when primed, doubling its versatility.
In short, this makes the UltraFlo™ Portable Water Filtration System a surefire choice to access clean water in case of emergencies, even when you may not have reliable access to electricity or solar power to charge your pump.
The UltraFlo™ 10 Water Filter was independent laboratory certified to purify up to 2,000 gallons meeting the EPA standard requirements for removing up to 99.9999% of bacteria, 99.99% of viruses, and 99.999% of cryptosporidium, depending on water turbidity. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs), disinfection by-products, endotoxin, natural organic matter, heavy metals, and other sub-micron particles… it’s all purified by the UltraFlo™ 10 filter.
All told, this is a water purification setup you can count on. In an emergency situation, you want nothing less than the UltraFlo™ Portable Water Filtration System.