First Need Portable water purifiers
What can I do when I travel? I know many resorts use rooftop catch basins and that many countries have very serious water-borne disease problems.
We offer a whole range of portable drinking water equipment under the First Need product line. This includes the First Need Deluxe, First Need Trav-L-Pure, and First Need Base Camp configurations. The First Need Water Purifiers are used by the US Army and UN Peace Keeping Forces. The Trav-L-Pure is so user friendly that it's a pleasure to use - no hoses or dangling lines and pre-filters. It is completely self-contained, neat and convenient to use even in restaurants.
What does it remove?
It is effective against Cryptosporidia, bacteria and viruses and removes unpleasant tastes and chemicals. It is the only non-chemical water purifier certified to EPA Guide Standard for microbiological purifiers against bacteria, cysts and viruses.
Do I have to boil water before I can drink it?
No. The purifier purifies water instantly without the need for boiling it first.
Does it contain chemicals?
How hard is it to set up and use?
It has an easy-grip, double-action handle which provides comfortable pumping, or use the Gravity Assist connection for hands-free purification without pumping. There is no hold time or double pumping. It can direct connect to most trail and bike water bottles.
How effective is it?
No other system, regardless of price, can match First Need purifiers' combination of all-round effectiveness, reliability, size, weight and operating safety.
How do I clean it?
The pump is fully back-washable for cleaning in the field; no brushing, scraping, or contact with pathogens.
What does it come with?
A self-cleaning pre-filter, adjustable float, 91cm long inlet hose, integral sanitary cover and nylon carrying bag.