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[caption id="attachment_1640" align="alignleft" width="132"] Happy Holidays from Buckley![/caption] Sorry, this sale is over. To get the same great savings, please contact us at info@highwaterfilters.com for coupon codes. Sorry for the inconvenience. The manufacturer has a strict pricing policy. We're celebrating the holidays with big savings on all Katadyn water filters. This will be our last Katadyn sale of the year and the last one until Memorial Day so take advantage of the low, low prices. [caption id="attachment_1639" align="alignright" width="180"] All Katadyn filters on sale[/caption] Here's a list of the savings: Pocket: $288 Expedition:  $1250 Siphon:  $62 BaseCamp: $62 Hiker:  $59 Hiker Pro:  $69 Vario:  $72 Combi:  $159 Mini:  $80 Gravidyn: $215 Ceradyn:  $232 Katadyn My Bottle Filter Water Bottles: $33 Katadyn My Bottle Purifier Water Bottles: $50 Carbon Cartridge: 40% off with purchase of any filter CCDEAL ($11.97) And make sure you check out our big selection of portable, non-electric water filters and purifiers and home water filter systems. Just in time for the holidays, we've just reduced many of our Sawyer products including the Sawyer Mini ($18) and the Sawyer Mini gift pack ($72). Limited time only! We are adding new products all the time and welcome your inquiries. Email us at info@highwaterfilters.com with questions. We are happy to provide the information you need to make an informed decision about your water treatment. If we can't answer your questions, we will try to find the answers.

Have a happy and safe holiday season!

12/05/13: Christmas Sale going on now! Deep discounts on all Katadyn products. Pockets: $265! Lowest price on the web! Get your’s now. Click here for great values on Katadyn products. [caption id="attachment_959" align="alignleft" width="89"] Katadyn Pocket Water Filter on Sale Now![/caption] Our annual Thanksgiving sale on Katadyn water filters has begun! We've dropped our prices way down to give customers a great opportunity to purchase a quality Katadyn product at an affordable price. The popular Katadyn Pocket is marked down to a low $265. While supplies last! All Katadyn water filters are discounted! (Sorry, Katadyn is back ordered on the Vario so this is not currently part of the sale. Check back closer to Thanksgiving to see if we have them back in stock.) The holidays are coming and there is no better time to buy a filter for someone you love. Or why not spoil yourself? And make sure you check out our many other low-priced water filters, purifers and our many accessories. We strive to keep our prices the lowest on the web. Come check out our webstore at Highwater Filters for great deals on portable and home water treatment system. Sincere condolences to all who have been effected by the recent terrible typhoon in the Philippines.

Have a very happy and safe Thanksgiving!

[caption id="attachment_959" align="alignleft" width="89"] Katadyn Pocket Water Filter on Sale Now![/caption] Sorry, this sale is over. Please email us at info@highwaterfilters.com for the lowest prices on the web for Katadyn filters. 12/05/13: Christmas Sale going on now! Deep discounts on all Katadyn products. Pockets: $265! Lowest price on the web! Get your’s now. Click here for great values on Katadyn products. It's that time again. Labor Day is one of the 4 sanctioned periods that Katadyn allows for resellers to advertise discounted prices on Katadyn products. So for two weeks we are dropping our prices so cost conscious consumers can take advantage of great deals on all the quality water filter products that Katadyn manufactures. Highwater Filters has one of the best selections of Katadyn products on the web and our prices are hard to beat. Don't take our word for it, go online and compare. [caption id="attachment_1594" align="alignright" width="150"] Katadyn Vario on sale![/caption] We've got a great selection of portable, non-electric water treatment products. We also have home water filter systems that connect to your kitchen tap or can be installed under the counter. If you care about the quality of your drinking water, you owe it to yourself to ensure that your water is safe.

Here's a list of all the savings on Katadyn products:

Pocket  list price $369.95  Sale price $265 Expedition  list price $1499.95  Sale price $1250 Siphon  list price $79.95  Sale price $62 Base Camp  list price $79.95  Sale price $62 Hiker  list price $69.95  Sale price $55 Hiker Pro  list price $84.95  Sale price $69 Vario  list price $94.95  Sale price $69 Combi list price $219.95  Sale price $159 Mini  list price $109.95  Sale price $80 Ceradyn  list price $317.95  Sale price $232 Gravidyn  list price $294.95  Sale price $215 MyBot Purifiers  list price $59.95  Sale price $50 MyBot Filters  list price $39.95  Sale price $33

Enjoy your savings on Katadyn products at Highwater Filters.

Please have a happy and safe Labor Day.

Thanks for stopping by!

 
12/05/13: Christmas Sale going on now! Deep discounts on all Katadyn products. Pockets: $265! Lowest price on the web! Get your’s now. Click here for great values on Katadyn products. All Katadyn filters and replacement cartridges on sale! Two weeks only ~ Sale ends June 3. Katadyn Pocket marked down to $249!!! Don't miss out on this rare opportunity to buy a Katadyn product for rock bottom prices. Katadyn Pocket Water Microfilter Katadyn has a strict pricing policy and resellers are not authorized to advertise below the list price except for 4 times a year for a 2 week period. Memorial Day is one of those times!      

Win a Free Lifestraw!

We are giving away a LifeStraw to 5 lucky winners. To enter, all you have to do is go to the Highwater Filters' facebook page and like us. If you share our page on your timeline, we'll enter you twice! Drawing will be held June 30.

We are poor self-promoters on social media and with your help we can up our game a notch and get more people to be aware of the great prices, exceptional customer service, and super fast shipping at Highwater Filters. And make sure you check out our fantastic deals on our many other portable, non-electric water treatment products for camping, hiking, survival, disasters, travel, relief and emergency preps. Thanks for stopping by!  

  Sorry, this sale is over. Check back soon for more great deals on Katadyn and other water treatment products. All Katadyn water filters and accessories have been deeply discounted to help usher in the Fall Season here at Highwater Filters. You won't find lower prices anywhere on the web during this two week blowout sale. Katadyn sets the standard in portable water filtration. Rugged construction, reliability and easy portability make it a must in many backpacker's, prepper's or relief worker's gear. With the holiday seasons just around the corner, it's a good time to get prepared and make sure you are protected when the need strikes. Check out all our Katadyn products and make sure you peruse our great selection of portable, non-electric water treatment including Sawyer water products, the LifeSaver portable water distiller kit, the LifeStraw, and a variety of home water treatment products. Just visit us at highwaterfilters.com for all your water treatment needs. Thanks for supporting Highwater Filters and other small and local businesses!   
[caption id="attachment_959" align="alignleft" width="89"] Katadyn Pocket Water Filter on Sale Now![/caption] December 2014: On Sale Now! Only $251.99! 12/05/13: Christmas Sale going on now! Deep discounts on all Katadyn products. Pockets: $265! Lowest price on the web! Get your's now. Click here for great values on Katadyn products. We just got in a brand new shipment of Katadyn Pocket water filters. We want to move these fast so we are providing a super great deal at$250! That's a discount of $119.95. You'll be hard pressed to find a better price anywhere on the web. You'll need the coupon code PKTSVR in order to take advantage of this low, low price. We realize that times are hard now for a lot of folks everywhere. Please take advantage of this great deal if you are looking to get the best quality product to keep your water resources free on harmful contaminants during emergencies, disasters, travel, and camping. There are a lot of choices out there for you as a consumer. Thank you for considering Highwater Filters for your water treatment needs. Go to our webstore at www.highwaterfilters.com for other great discounts. Thanks for stopping by!
  In honor of Earth Day 2012, Highwater Filters is having a 3-day sale to celebrate our beautiful Earth. Check out our rock-bottom prices on Katadyn, Sawyer, TRAP Radiation filters, LifeSaver Portable Distiller kits, PurestOne Purifiers, Rainshow'r Dechlorinating Filters and more. We only have one Earth and water is a finite resource. Please do what you can to prevent contamination of our water resources. Thanks for caring.    
[caption id="attachment_959" align="alignleft" width="89"] Katadyn Pocket Water Filter on Sale [/caption] Great price on the Katadyn Pocket! Use coupon code PKTSVR for sale price of $259 on Katadyn Pocket! International customers: this promo is not valid on international shipments.  Sorry, this promo cannot be used with any other coupon codes. Announcing a special promotion on the most respected portable water filter on the market: the Katadyn Pocket. We've already got just about the lowest price on the web, but for 3 days only I'm offering a promo code for an additional $10 off! That brings the price of the Pocket down to $264.95!  Manufacturer's Retail Price is $369.95. That's over $100 in savings! To get your additional $10 savings, use this promo code at checkout: PKTSVR  The discount will be subtracted from your total. This promo ends Friday, April 13.  Now is a very good time to buy a Katadyn Pocket water filter at Highwater Filters. It's guaranteed for life! Be sure to check out our other great deals at our Highwater Filters web store. Due to manufacturer's requirements, Highwater Filters cannot ship Katadyn products overseas.  Thanks for stopping by!
Happy New Year from Highwater Filters to all our friends on the World Wide Web! To show our appreciation for a great first year in business, we are announcing a Super Sale on all Katadyn and Sawyer products. Use this promo code to get 25% off on all Katadyn and Sawyer products: HWF25OFF Enter the above code at checkout and you will receive 25% off the list price of any Katadyn or Sawyer product you buy. If you are considering buying a Katadyn Pocket, Expedition, or Ceradyn, now is an excellent time to purchase one. If you are looking for a Sawyer Point Zero Two purifier kit or a Sawyer inline filter or a Sawyer Squeeze you will find the best prices here at Highwater Filters. We appreciate your business and thank you for making our first year at Highwater Filters a success! [caption id="attachment_1158" align="alignleft" width="150"] Sawyer Squeeze[/caption] [caption id="attachment_959" align="aligncenter" width="89"] Katadyn Pocket Water Filter[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_959" align="alignleft" width="89" caption="Katadyn Pocket Water Filter"][/caption] Now is the best time to purchase a Katadyn water filter at Highwater Filters. I've just reduced all my Katadyn products by a whopping 25%! You probably won't find a Katadyn Pocket for less than this rock-bottom price of $263. This is probably the last time you will see the Katadyn Expedition priced at less than $900. All accessories are reduced as well. Katadyn prices have been steadily increasing in the past year. Since I took over this website less than a year ago (it was previously katadynwaterfilter.com) the price of the Katadyn Pocket has jumped by $100! Although it is the gold standard of portable water filters, a price increase to $369 starting in January will price this rugged and dependable water filter out of reach for many consumers. So here's your opportunity to get one at a very reasonable price. [caption id="attachment_137" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Katadyn Expedition Water Filter"]Katadyn Expedition Water Filter[/caption] I've got other items on sale at Highwater Filters and a growing inventory of high quality water treatment products. Most of my products are made in the U.S.A. Please check out the great deals today.
  Sorry, this Sale has ended. Check back for future bargains and check our website for current sale items. At Highwater Filters, we are concerned for the safety of all those who may be in harms way during the oncoming Hurricane Irene. Please be safe and take every precaution to avoid injury. It's times like this that many of us realize the vulnerability we face with the possibility of mass power outages. If you've never been through an emergency like Katrina or other major hurricanes, earthquakes, or natural disasters, you may not have considered that without electricity, you will most likely be without running water. This is why so many prepared people keep an emergency portable, non-electric water filter or purifier on hand. Following the tsunami in Japan, there was a tremendous rush on portable water filters. Katadyn Pockets became back ordered for weeks and even months. Don't let this happen to you. We are stocked with Katadyn products, Sawyer products, Life Saver distiller kits, and more. Order before the inevitable rush. And please take advantage of our 20% off discount so you will be ready for the next unexpected disaster. Be safe!
[caption id="attachment_959" align="alignleft" width="89" caption="Katadyn Pocket Water Filter"][/caption] The Katadyn Pocket water filter is arguably the most rugged portable water filter available. But the price has steadily increased over the last 6 months. At a list price of $349.95, it's out of the range of most buyers who are looking for a great filter to take camping or for survival situations. To counter the high price, I periodically offer significant discounts on this filter so customers with less means, or who are thrift-conscious, can purchase this quality product. I currently have a discount code available for a whopping $70 off the Pocket! As an added bonus, I am offering free shipping on this item. You will need the discount code PKTSVR at check out to take advantage of this great savings. This code is available for a limited time, so hurry. I've also got a $100 off discount code toward the purchase of a Katadyn Expedition. EXPSVR. Go to Highwater Filters web store to see these and the other great products we sell.
[caption id="attachment_926" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Katadyn Hiker"][/caption]   I've just marked down the Katadyn Hiker Water Filter to the low, low price of 49.95. You won't find it lower than this anywhere. Go to the Highwater Filters store for this and other great bargains. Hurry, Sale ends Friday, August 5!

 

Sorry, this sale is over. Check back for future sales and specials!

I'm so excited to announce the opening of my new storefront at Highwater Filters! Stop on over and pick up some great deals and help us celebrate. And please spread the word so your family and friends can take advantages of the great deals on everything from Katadyn portable waterfilters (including the Katadyn Pocket Microfilter), LifeSaver, T.R.A.P. radiation filters, PurestOne home water purifiers! Limited time only so go check it out now.
Update November 15, 2013: Katadyn Thanksgiving Sale going on now until November 29, 2013. All Katadyn water filters on sale. Katadyn Pockets for $265! While supplies last. Attention! August 15: Get $70 of the Katadyn Pocket for a limited time. Use discount code PKTSVR at check out to receive this discount. Free shipping! Go here to take advantage of this great savings. Attention! $50 Off Katadyn Pocket starting July 19, 2011 for one week only! You must use this discount code in order to qualify: PKTSVR. In addition, I am also offering free shipping on this item. Hurry, Sale ends July 26th! We are also offering $100 Off for Katadyn Expeditions, plus free shipping. Discount code: EXPSVR. Sale ends July 26th! Katadyn Pocket On Sale Available Now Finally, after waiting for what seems like ages, I have received the shipment of Katadyn Pocket Microfilters I've been waiting for. I literally had to race to meet up with a UPS truck. And as promised, I am announcing right now a three day Super Sale at 20% off (or while supplies last). This sale ends Sunday, June 19, 2011 at midnight so don't put off getting a Pocket for the unbelievable price of $255.95. It is unlikely you will find a brand new Katadyn Pocket micro water filter available for less than this anywhere on the web. The Katadyn Pocket has been steadily increasing in price. Distributors like Highwater Filters are obligated to sell all Katadyn products at the manufacturers set retail price, unless we want to risk the chance that the North American headquarters will refuse to sell to us. The only morsel of consolation is that we are permitted to have occasional sales on their products. So here is one of the best sales I have ever offered! Feel free to contact me for more information, but please check out the Highwater Store first to find out details. Sorry, as a US vendor, I am NOT permitted to sell outside of the US, unless it's to an APO. Thanks for your understanding.
Stop by our Grand Opening Sale at our new Highwater Filters storefront and get 20% Off the entire store! Pockets marked down to $279.96! Update June 16. 8:30 pm pst: I am disappointed to say that the order due today failed to reach its destination. I went to UPS and inquired. They don't know why it didn't but told me it will probably be here tomorrow. So we wait another day... Thanks for your patience! Update: June 16. The Pockets are scheduled to arrive today! I just got off the phone with Katadyn and they checked the tracking and the shipment is due sometime today. I am going to wait until they arrive to take orders. Check back or email me for a notification to be sent immediately upon delivery. Thanks for your patience! I am so excited. Not only is summer officially less than two weeks away, but I have a huge shipment of Katadyn Pocket water filters on their way from Minnesota. I expect to have them delivered by early next week and I plan to celebrate by marking them down to a rock bottom price for a very limited time. Check back here to find out when this flash sale will take place. I am thinking of a number.... How about 20% off? This will be a three day sale starting as soon as the shipment arrives. For 3 days, or until supplies last, I will sell the Pockets for $255.95. I think that's the lowest we've ever sold them for. I have also just received an order of Katadyn Combis, which are like the little cousin of the Pocket. A very good pump filter at about half the price. I have the blue model, which is the same as the black Combi, except for the color. I've marked them down to $159.95 for a limited time only. Although summer is almost upon us, it's still very chilly here in Eastern Washington state. As soon as it warms up to beach weather, I will be announcing a Super Summer Store-wide Sale, so keep checking back. If you'd like to be notified as soon as our sales are announced, send an email to info@highwaterfilters.com and I'll put you on the notification list. Make sure you check our other great water treatment products at our Highwater Filters store. Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Earth Day from Highwater FiltersIn celebration of Earth Day, I am announcing a flash sale of 15% off everything in the Highwater Filters store!

If this isn’t exactly “Earth-shattering”, it is the first time Highwater Filters has reduced every item in our store ALL AT ONCE. We will even include already marked down items and special deals from the Katadyn line of water filters, cartridges and refills so you will get an additional savings over the already discounted prices. So hurry to our customer-friendly online store for your Earth Day savings. This deal will only last until midnight pst. Don’t delay or you’ll have to pay!  

It’s been over a month since the tragic earthquake in Japan left a large portion of that country in a constant state of high alert. Concerns for leaking radiation from damaged nuclear plants continue to make many people all over the world nervous about the possibility of radioactive emissions falling in their area of the globe. Don’t let those who are quick to dismiss these concerns as "going overboard" deter you from getting the facts for yourself. Anyone who wonders what the dangers are should research the risks posed and decide if precautions are needed, even if the only benefit is peace of mind. Don’t we all at least wish for this? As I’ve said in my previous blog post about radiation and drinking water, there are so many claims out there about what method is best for filtering radioactive particles from water. It’s difficult to separate truth from wishful thinking. Chemistry was never my strong suit, but I’m learning a lot about radiation these days. I am happy to share what I have discovered with you here. I went to the Environmental Protection Agency's website to see what information they have available about radiation. I discovered they had plenty of free info available to citizens like me. I learned that most radiation occurs naturally at levels too low to be concerned about. I learned there exists a spectrum of radiation that includes lower level non-ionizing radiation such as sound waves, light, and microwaves. This is not the type of radiation we should be worried about, however. On the higher end of the spectrum is radiation that falls within the "ionizing radiation" range. Radiation within this range can be used in manufacturing processes, in cancer therapy, and to generate electricity. Radiation from Japan’s nuclear facilities falls into this category. [caption id="attachment_231" align="alignleft" width="365"]

Types of Radiation in the Electromagnetic Spectrum[/caption] There are three main kinds of ionizing radiation: alpha particles, beta particles, and gamma rays. The kind we are concerned about affecting our health from a nuclear reactor accident are beta particles. I could give you a detailed description about how beta particles are formed, but I doubt I’d fool you into thinking that I know what I’m talking about. In a nutshell, when the ratio of neutrons to protons becomes too high, it causes a chain reaction that forcibly removes an electron from the nucleus of an atom. The original radionuclide, considered a “beta emitter”, is transformed into a different element. There are many beta emitters including cesium-137, strontium-90, and iodine-131. Radioactive iodine is the biggest concern after a nuclear reactor accident. These particles are what are most likely to cause contamination to our food or water after a nuclear accident. According to information from the EPA's website, “ Direct exposure to beta particles is a hazard, because emissions from strong sources can redden or even burn the skin. However, emissions from inhaled or ingested beta particle emitters are the greatest concern. Beta particles released directly to living tissue can cause damage at the molecular level, which can disrupt cell function. Because they are much smaller and have less charge than alpha particles, beta particles generally travel further into tissues. As a result, the cellular damage is more dispersed.” A common fear of exposure to radiation from contaminated food and water after a nuclear accident is the threat of cancer. This can occur after long term low-level exposure and can take many years before symptoms appear. Immediate threats from higher doses of radiation can include burning of the skin and radiation sickness, or radiation poisoning. Symptoms include premature aging, nausea, hair loss, weakness, diminished energy, and sometimes death. Other long term health effects include physical anomalies in babies who are exposed in the womb, and genetic mutations passed on to future generations. So that’s some background information for you to try to absorb, but the burning question of the day remains, how can we protect ourselves if water becomes contaminated after a nuclear accident?   First off, it is useful to know the MCL (maximum contaminant level) for beta particles in water. The EPA sets this at 4 millirems per year. If your water exceeds levels that could cause you harm, the EPA lists (drum roll, please) ion exchange and reverse osmosis as the two methods of filtering water that are proven effective. So there you have the results of my investigation. I am not saying there isn’t information out there on the web that will dispute this conclusion, and I know there are many who would never depend on or trust the EPA for a decision that may be the difference between life and death. I encourage you to do further research and see if there is information out there that can support, or dispel, these claims.

I am especially curious to learn of any credible information as to the effectiveness of silver-impregnated ceramic filters like are in many of our Katadyn water filters, including our best-selling Pocket Microfilter.   I am also interested to see if claims that distilling removes radioactive particles is true. especially regarding iodine-131. Since we sell Katadyn products, and portable non-electric distillers, I would be pleased to know that both these methods are effective against the type of radiation we are currently concerned with. Unfortunately at this time, all I can claim is that the silver impregnated ceramic filters and distillation can reduce radioactive particles. And for me, that is an added sense of security. Please feel welcome to leave a comment if there is anything you can add to this conversation, or if you have any questions that you are itching to ask. I will do my best to respond and find answers. Thanks for reading! Update: January 10, 2013 The Vortex Non-electric Water Distiller Kit by Highwater Filters is now available. We have both kits installed in 5 gallon buckets and DIY kits available.

Update: We now carry CuZn Water Filtration products including a radiation filter. Go here to view replacement filter. Triple under counter for radiation, fluoride, chlorine and other contaminants.

Katadyn is well known for small portable water filters, but they also have a great water filter system for larger groups and higher capacity needs,  capable of filtering as much as one gallon per minute. The Katadyn Expedition Water Filter System is a high capacity free standing hand operated pump-action water filtration system used by the government, the military, and humanitarian relief organizations. It utilizes the very advanced Katadyn KFT ceramic depth filter element for maximum filtration. The Katadyn Expedition has the capacity to steadily filter large quantities of clean drinking water and is especially useful for larger groups of people in emergency situations. Katadyn Expedition Water FilterThis Expedition water filter system is ideal for camping, hunting, fishing, boating, rafting, base camps, cabins, expeditions, and more. It is also useful in emergency situations and for relief workers. The Katadyn ceramic depth filter used in the Expedition removes bacteria, cysts, algae, protozoa, sediment, dirt, spores, some viruses, and other disease causing agents down to the ultra-fine 0.2 micron level. It also reduces any radioactive particles which may be present. Drink safely from streams, rivers, lakes, ponds, springs, and other freshwater sources. The Katadyn Expedition water filter will reduce microorganisms (Cryptosporidium, Giardia, etc.) that cause diseases such as cholera, dysentery, typhoid fever, etc. Katadyn 8016389 KFT Expedition Water Filter System Specifications:
  • Dimensions: 23" x 8"
  • Weight: About 11.5 Pounds
  • Micron Rating: 0.2 Micron
  • Output: About 1 Gallon Per Minute
  • Includes: Prefilter and Carrying Bag
  • KFT Ceramic Filter Life: Approx. 26,000 Gallons
  • Filter Media: Katadyn 1040 KFT Ceramic Depth Filter (0.2 Micron)
  • Material of Construction: Nickel-plated brass and stainless steel
  • NATO #: 4610123490574
Katadyn water filters are used by NATO, the U.S. military, international militaries, and by relief agencies like the Red Cross which utilize Katadyn filters in disaster relief and emergency situations where clean water is scarce.  
Attention! August 15: Get $70 of the Katadyn Pocket for a limited time. Use discount code PKTSVR at check out to receive this discount. Free shipping! Go here to take advantage of this great savings. $50 Off Katadyn Pocket starting July 19, 2011 for one week only! You must use this discount code in order to qualify: PKTSVR. In addition, I am also offering free shipping on this item. Hurry, Sale ends July 26th! We are also offering $100 Off for Katadyn Expeditions. Discount code: EXPSVR. I am excited to announce that a shipment of Katadyn Pockets is on its way to us from Katadyn’s US headquarters in Minnesota today. We should have them in stock on or around April 14th. Email us if you'd like to receive notification when they arrive. See my most recent blogpost for details. Katadyn Pocket On Sale Sorry, the Katadyn Pocket is currently SOLD OUT ON SALE. We hope to have more in stock on or around April 30th. Check back for updates on availability! Starting today, we are offering $30 off of the legendary Katadyn Pocket Water Microfilter for our blog readers, Facebook friends and Twitter Followers.  Just enter the promotional discount coupon code: PKTSVR when you check out at the Highwater Filters Store. The Katadyn Pocket filter is very hard to find online lately, but we have them in stock So don't miss this opportunity to get the best, most durable portable water filter available at a low sale price!