It's not just us who are enthusiastic about the First Need Deluxe! This wonderful portable water purifier has been used and endorsed by tens of thousands of people around the globe.
Let's face it, when you are packing to go camping or hiking the last thing you want to carry along with you is bottled water. Every And you don't want to have to remember to take along iodine or other chemical purification tablets or liquids.
Here is what some other sites are saying about the First Need Deluxe:
"The First Need Deluxe Water
purifier has a 0.1 micron carbon matrix filter element which cranks out
a rapid 1.8 liters per minute. The First Need by General Ecology has an
incredible filter and a the super-fast pump rate. This advanced water
purifier has a capacity of 135 gallons - which is substantial if you
consider that the average person consumes about a half gallon per day.
Many backpackers like this water purifier because it is compact and its
redesigned handle fits comfortably in the palm of your hand."
removes unpleasant tastes and certain chemicals. Comes with
self-cleaning pre-filter, adjustable float, 36-in. long inlet hose,
integral sanitary cover and nylon carrying bag. Direct Connect attaches
the unit snugly atop most trail and bike water bottles. Easy-grip,
double-action handle provides comfortable pumping, or use the Gravity
Assist connection for hands-free purification without pumping. Ideal
for moderate use, the Deluxe purifies water naturally, instantly and
ecologically. Pump is fully backwashable for cleaning in the field; no
brushing, scraping, or contact with pathogens. The only non-chemical
water purifier certified to EPA Guide Standard for microbiological
purifiers against bacteria, cysts and viruses."
fantastic travel companion for countries with less than reliable
municipal water systems. This purifier eliminates the need to
chemically treat the water before filtration to destroy viruses.
Replaceable sealed canister reduces the potential of contamination;
directly connects to most trail bottles. Removes bacteria, viruses,
cryptosporidium, and giardia; leaves no aftertaste. Lightweight and
compact; pump length is only 8 inches. Also removes many chemical
contaminants. Includes gravity feed bag; continues to purify water
after a couple of pumps. Indicates end of useful capacity."
The First Need Deluxe Water Purifier has won a number of awards. In 2002, Outside magazine awarded the First Need Deluxe water purifier in its "Gear
of the Year Award" in the water filter category of its 2002 Buyer's
Guide. In 2000 it won Outdoor Review.com 2000 CHOICE Award.
The First Need series are used by the US Army and UN Peace Keeping Forces.
Continued innovation based on over 30 years of water purification
expertise enables General Ecology, Inc. to meet the demands of the
public for an effective, top quality portable water purifier. The First
Need portable water purifier continues to be the only chemical-free portable
system independently certified to meet EPA Microbiological Guide
Standard for removal of bacteria, cysts and virus - all without
chemicals, hold time or double pumping.