Introduction: Katadyn Pocket Water Purifier User Guide - Prepping for Disruptive Events

  • Effective against microorganisms
  • Manual pump
  • Suitable for small groups up to 3 people
  • For solo use
  • Suitable for extremely dirty water
  • Suitable for clear water
  • Suitable for cloudy water
  • For more frequent use
  • For daily or very frequent use
  • Lightweight and portable for on-the-go adventures

Step 1: Unpack Your Katadyn Pocket Filter

What is the Katadyn Pocket Filter?

  1. Pocket water filter designed for outdoor enthusiasts and international travelers
  2. Filter silver-impregnated ceramic element is effective against bacteria and protozoa
  3. Filters all microorganisms larger than 0.2 microns to produce clear, drinkable water Up to 1 quart (1 liter)/minute
  4. Cartridge Capacity, up to 13,000 gallons (50,000 liters), depending on water quality

This water filter can double as your emergency drinking water supply in case of a disruptive event such as Drinking Water Advisories, Boil Water Advisory or long-term water outages.

Also in the picture:

  1. Instruction and care manual held by me
  2. Blue water brick
  3. Clear water carrying pouch
  4. Red drinking cup
  5. Clear drinking glass

Step 2: What Is in the Package?

No - Apollo, my buddy is NOT included in the package!

  • Katadyn Pump Body
  • Intake Hose
  • Large particle screen holder
  • Particle Screen
  • Floater
  • Outtake hose
  • Clip for outtake hose
  • Cleaning pad

Step 3: The Filters and Floater

From right to left

  • Particle screen holder
  • Particle screen
  • Floater

Step 4: Assembling Particle Screen and Intake Hose

  1. Put particle screen in holder
  2. Put floater onto the outtake hose
  3. Connect hose to particle screen holder

Step 5: Preparing the Pump for Intake Hose

  1. Take black protector plug off.
  2. Safe black protector plug for storage after using the pump.
  3. Connect intake hose to the bottom connector of the pump.

Step 6: Preparing Outtake Hose

  1. Take black protector plug off the top.
  2. Safe black protector plug for storage after use.
  3. Put shorter hose on.

Your Katadyn should look like the second picture now!

Step 7: Pumping Water

  1. Put intake hose into water.
  2. Pump about 0.5 liters to clear out the cartridge.(That is about 10x pushing the pump handle down)

Step 8: Your Drinking Water Supply

  1. Put outtake hose into a glass, water pouch, container and pump desired amount of water
  2. Don't forget water for your pet
  3. Enjoy your safe drinking water.

Step 9: Be Prepared for Drinking Water Advisories, Boil Water Advisory or Go Camping!

Calculations and Drinking Water

  • Health authorities commonly recommend eight 8-ounce glasses, which equals about 2 liters, or half a gallon
  • The internal silver impregnated ceramic cartridge is designed to filter up to 13,000 gallons of water.
  • The average person drinks somewhere around 1.9 Liters a day = roughly 71 years’ worth of drinking water
  • Average cost is approximately $1.22 per gallon of drinking water

Let's calculate with a cheaper price: 13000 gallons x $1 = $13000

In light of this then the price ratio of the Katadyn starts looking good especially since there is no way anyone can transport 13000 gallons of water with them :-)

Step 10: Quick Knowledge Check

  1. The Katadyn Pocket Filter is only for outdoor use: True/False
  2. The Katadyn filter works with batteries: True/False
  3. The Katadyn work only with clear water: True False
  4. The Intake hose is short: True /False
  5. Apollo is included in the package: True/False
  6. The Katadyn is a manual pump: True/False
  7. Health authorities commonly recommend eight 8-ounce glasses, which equals about 2 liters, or half a gallon True/False
  8. The Katadyn filters all microorganisms larger than 0.2 microns to produce clear, drinkable water True/False

Step 11: Professor Apollo Has the Answers

    1. The Katadyn Pocket Filter is only for outdoor use: False
    2. The Katadyn filter works with batteries: False
    3. The Katadyn work only with clear water: False
    4. The Intake hose is short: False
    5. Apollo is included in the package: False
    6. The Katadyn is a manual pump: True
    7. Health authorities commonly recommend eight 8-ounce glasses, which equals about 2 liters, or half a gallonTrue
    8. The Katadyn filters all microorganisms larger than 0.2 microns to produce clear, drinkable water True

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