Katadyn: Making Water Drinking Water

December 30, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgKatadyn has been in the business of water filtration since the 1930’s.They control over 50 percent of the water filter market worldwide with products ranging from industrial and municipal water supplies down to your personal water bottle. Their products can remove particulate matter, bacteria, and even desalinate water, and their personal pumps see use all over the globe. It’s no surprise then that we had high expectations for their Base Camp MicroFilter when it showed up at our office.Katadyn_GearThe first thing we noticed when we looked at the Base Camp was the well constructed bag the components came in. It’s an attractive black Nylon affair with two loops on either side to allow secure stowing options, with a sturdy black zipper. Inside we found a folded 6 Liter Bag with a port at the bottom and top folding bar, a filter attachment, a combination shower and output attachment, and an output hose and filter cleaner.Katadyn_Beach2We decided the best way to test out our new toy was to take it down to our local Rivanna River and see how it did in the real world. We chose a bend with easily access to both fast flowing and slow flowing water and got down to business. Filling the bag was as easy as screwing in the right attachment to the bag’s port, and dragging it through the water until it was filled.Once it was filled we folded the top of the bag down using the folding bar at the top, and searched for a low hanging branch sturdy enough to hold the bag. Which is where we ran into a problem. There weren’t any.Katadyn_FullSix liters weighs a little over 11 pounds, and since we were short on low lying tree limbs we had to hold it up with our arms for the 12 minutes it took for the bag to empty. It’s also worth noting that it’s not possible to switch out attachments to the bottom of the bag when full due to the inability to seal the top of the bag. Neither of these issues are large, but something to be aware of.In the end the only thing that matters is, does it work, and the short answer is a resounding YES. The filtered water had no trace of grain and tasted great, compared to the unfiltered river water. Two thumbs up as far as the filter is concerned.Speaking of the filter, cleaning it was a breeze. We removed the filter protector from the corrugated filter proper and simply used the provided sponge to remove what visible particles there were. All the other parts of the assembly were equally easy to clean with water and soap.Katadyn_CleaningIn the end we really like this product. It has just the right amount of capacity for a small group of people to fill their water bottles, or an individual to take a shower in the woods. We’re looking forward to taking it with us on our next long hike.Pros:1. Great Filtration of both particles and bacteria2. Plenty of Capacity for a group or personal shower3. Simplicity of operation is idiot proofCons:1. The top’s not 100-percent water tight, so it requires a friend or tree branch to use correctlyVerdict:GET IT!–Editor’s Note: We sincerely hope Blue Ridge Outdoors intern Wil Geyer does not get giardia from this very thorough product test; but we do appreciate his excellent writing and hard work.last_img read more

Video: Timo Werner first Chelsea training emerges online

September 24, 2020 0 Comments

first_img Read Also: Willian to agree new Chelsea deal this week According to reports, Werner is set to take the top sport with a £170k-a-week deal and, in accordance to Spotrac’s wages for Chelsea, that would make him number one. Christian Pulisic is currently top of the list on £158k followed by Kepa Arrizabalaga on £150k and N’Golo Kante on £144k, while Willian is currently in fourth with his £138k wage. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Chelsea’s new signing Timo Werner has taken part in his first training session at the club’s Cobham training ground following his £53 million move from Bundesliga side RB Leipzig. The 24-year-old, who is reportedly set to pocket £170,000-a-week at Stamford Bridge after the club met his release clause, has been in scintillating form this season, scoring 35 goals in all competitions. Werner was heavily linked with a move to Premier League leaders Liverpool for a number of months but Lampard’s men managed to get a deal over the line. The impressive addition of Dutch winger Hakim Ziyech from Ajax in a £33 million deal is another great piece of business, while it appears Kai Havertz is another man destined for Stamford Bridge. Loading… In terms of Havertz’s movement in the window, the attacking midfielder will reportedly become Chelsea’s fifth highest earner next season, if Chelsea can agree terms with Bayer Leverkusen for the young forward. Those reported terms would put him on a basic wage of £140,000-a-week, plus bonuses, which would make him the Blues’ fifth highest earner.center_img While his new teammates had the day off, Werner trained on his own, building up his fitness as well as participating in dribbling drills and finishing practice. Chelsea are certainly making a big impression in the transfer window. He will certainly be a welcome addition as Frank Lampard prepares to make a title push next season. And after the German striker was in attendance for the club’s win over Wolves at the weekend, Werner has now taken part in his first training session and he looks sharp. Promoted ContentTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopIncredible Discoveries That Puzzled The Whole WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read Morelast_img read more

Guyanese miner kills Venezuelan who was beating girlfriend

January 12, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgA 27-year-old Venezuelan who was thrashing his girlfriend during a misunderstanding at Blackwater Backdam, Cuyuni River, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) on Saturday evening was stabbed to death by a Guyanese miner who intervened.Rafael Angel Gonsalves Prieto, a punter of Venezuela, reportedly attacked his girlfriend at around 01:50h but was fatally stabbed by the Grove, East Bank Demerara miner who came to her rescue.Based on information received, Laurens Susana Rodriquez Cabrera was dancing with a Brazilian national at a popular bar at Blackwater Backdam when the now dead man attacked and threw her onto the ground.The man reportedly whipped out a knife, sat on the woman’s chest and started to cut off her hair.The 27-year-old suspect, whose name was given as Francisco Hosea, went to the woman’s rescue during which he dealt Prieto several stabs to the body including his upper lip, left upper arm and his abdomen thus causing his intestines to protrude. The injured man reportedly fell to the ground where he died almost instantly.The suspect then fled the scene but was later apprehended. Prieto’s body was taken to Eteringbang Landing where it awaits a post-mortem examination. The suspect is expected to be arraigned with the capital offence of murder.last_img read more