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Katadyn 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.The 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.We 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.Six 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.In 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. read more
The following incidents were reported in the USC Dept. of Public Safety daily incident log between Friday, Jan. 13 and Monday, Jan. 16.Crimes against propertyAt 12:21 p.m. on Jan. 13, a student reported that her ex-boyfriend, a former student, entered her apartment at Regal Trojan Arms without permission and while she was attempting to get him to leave he removed her debit card from her bedroom without her knowledge. Later, the student reported that her ex-boyfriend sent her a photo that showed her debit card cut in pieces.Miscellaneous incidentsat 2:39 p.m. on Jan. 16, DPS officers responded to a student who reported that a pot of cooking oil caught fire on the stove in her apartment at Cardinal Gardens. The student had removed the pot from the stove and extinguished the fire before the officers arrived and they confirmed that it was out. There was no structural damage to the apartment, but the kitchen walls and ceiling were blackened by smoke.at 4:07 p.m. on Jan. 15, DPS and LAPD officers responded to a report of a student setting a T-shirt on fire in front of Cardinal Gardens and detained him for investigation. The DPS officers extinguished the fire and a witness positively identified the student as the person who started it. LAPD officers arrested the student and transported him to S/W station, but he was released without being booked and the matter was referred to Judicial Affairs instead.AT 6:15 P.M. on Jan. 13, DPS officers responded to a report of a male and a female yelling at each other at the location and detained them for questioning. The male identified himself as a student and stated that he was in an argument with his girlfriend. Both parties stated that the dispute was verbal only and the officers cleared the scene after observing no signs of injury to either of them. read more
2017 LAKERS TRAINING CAMP ROSTERName, position, height, weight, school/country, ageLonzo Ball (R), G, 6-6, 190, UCLA, 19V.J. Beachem (R), F, 6-8, 200, Notre Dame, 22 South Bay bankruptcies Alex Caruso (R), G, 6-5,205, Texas A&M, 23Jordan Clarkson, G, 6-5, 194, Missouri, 25Luol Deng, F, 6-9, 220, Duke, 32Tyler Ennis, G, 6-3, 194, Syracuse, 23Josh Hart (R), G, 6-5, 215, Villanova, 22Brandon Ingram, F, 6-9, 190, Duke, 20Kyle Kuzma (R), F, 6-9, 220 Utah, 22Brook Lopez, C, 7-0, 268, Stanford, 29Larry Nance Jr., F, 6-9, 230, Wyoming, 24Julius Randle, F, 6-9, 250, Kentucky, 22Briante Weber, G, 6-2, 165, VCU, 24Stephen Zimmerman, C, 7-0, 240, UNLV, 21Ivica Zubac, C, 7-1, 240, Croatia, 20(R) – rookieRelated Articles AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersVander Blue, G, 6-5, 200, Marquette, 25Andrew Bogut, C, 7-0, 260, Utah, 32Corey Brewer, F, 6-9, 186, Florida, 31Thomas Bryant (R), C, 6-10, 248, Indiana, 20Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, G, 6-5, 205, Georgia, 24 Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error read more
The British newspaper The Telegraph claims that Chelsea is to offer a contract to Asmir Begović next summer, whom they see as a replacement for Petr Cech, who is almost certain to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season.According to the Telegraph, Mourinho will offer Begović a position of the second goalkeeper in the Premiership, and performances in the group stage of the Champions League as well as in English cups.It has long been speculated about the possible departure of Begović from Stoke City, and the list of the clubs that are supposedly interested in is lengthy. Fuel to the fire was the omission from the team at the recent match against Swansea.An interesting fact is that Chelsea offered the position of the second goalkeeper to Begović five years ago as well. (Source: klix.ba) read more