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Filtering water is the act of moving water through a filtration medium to remove sediment and pathogens. In North America, two of the most dangerous pathogens found in drinking water are Giardia and Cryptosporidium. A proper filtration system should have pores small enough that these bacteria are removed from the water source. The Survivor Filter and Survivor Filter Pros both utilize Absolute Micron Triple Filtration Systems with the Survivor Filter filtering to 0.05 Microns thanks to: Mesh-Filter, Ultra Filter and Charcoal Filter and the Survivor Filter Pro filtering down to a Whopping 0.01 Microns thanks to: Cotton Filter, Ultra Filter and a Charcoal Filter. Anything lower than 0.07 Microns is plenty small enough to filter any bacteria from the water. Other filtration systems many have larger pores or rely primarily on charcoal to remove impurities. These systems may or may not remove all bacteria and water should be purified prior to consumption.
For filter replacement instructions please consult your manual. Under most conditions, the Survivor Filter and Survivor Filter PRO can effectively filter up to 100,000 liters (26,417 gallons) from most fresh water sources before cleaning or replacing of the filters is required. For the Survivor Filter, If the water source is particularly dirty or contaminated however, more frequent replacement of the carbon filter and cleaning/replacement of the Ultra Filter may be required in order to keep your Survivor Filter working properly. All replacement filters and components are available on our site and ship for free.
We hear this a lot, the problem is that you are likely using the wrong threaded bottle. The Survivor Filter takes a 28mm threaded plastic soda bottle like a 118ml soda pop bottle and not your standard water bottle. The reason it was designed this way is your standard 28mm threaded plastic soda bottle fits better with a precision device like your Survivor Filter as your standard water bottle threading was found to be flimsy and leaky when designing the product. If you have any more questions or issues, simply contact us and we will help you.
Sometime the Flow rate is restricted due to air pockets building up in the Ultra Filter before first time use. This is why we advise our customers to blow through the product first before using. If the problem persists, contact us right away and we will work with you to help you out or replace the Ultra Filter free of charge!
When assembling and disassembling your Survivor Filter and Survivor Filter Pro, and/or installing, please consult the manual provided with your device. We also have it available on our Youtube playlist here. If you have misplaced your manual please send a request to the email listed on this site and we will send you a digital copy or a hard copy by mail if you request one.
When cleaning your Survivor Filter, make sure to only use clean fresh water. DO NOT use commercial cleaning solutions or chemicals to clean your Survivor Filter as they may damage the filters and components. The Ultra Filter (but NOT the Carbon filter) may be soaked in vinegar for 20 minutes for disinfection. Make sure to rinse with clean water and let air dry before storage. Please consult the manual for more information.
Be sure to clean your Survivor Filter and let air dry before storing. Store your Survivor Filter in a clean and dry place in its original packaging or if you are saving it for long term prepping. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight and store away from excessive heat sources.
We are happy to tell you that we have customers who have used our products in all kinds of weather! Have a look at the video below for more information about using Survivor Filter products in colder temperatures.
No. Our water filters are designed to be used with fresh water sources only. Some examples of fresh water sources include: lakes, rivers, streams and ponds.
If your units are showing any signs of “manufacturing” defect not caused by wear and tear, call us or email us and we will work with you to fix and if necessary replace your unit right away free of charge. Note, this does not cover wear and tear issues such as breaking the product while attempting to replace filter cartridges, reduced flow due to usage of any filter components beyond the 1000 liters designated usage.