June 15, 2024
safe drinking water

Good afternoon everyone, this outdoor product review is for the Survivor Filter and the Survivor Filter Collapsible Canteens. They’re a perfect outdoor gear combination for each other since the Collapsible Canteens are a perfect fit for the Survivor Filter creating a lightweight and safe method of attaining safe drinking water.


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Before I go any further, I should probably get the boring “legalese” speech out of the way. So here goes:

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received the Survivor Filter and Survivor Filter Collapsible Canteens for free from Survivor Filter as coordinated by Outdoor PR in consideration for review publication.

Ok, glad that is over with, now back to the good stuff. First, lets look at the Survivor Filter. The Survivor Filter has a triple-filtration system that allows it to clean water down to .05 microns. To see all the technical details, please follow any one of the many links provided to the Survivor Filter website. I will say that I was going to compare the Survivor Filter against the Pur Water Filter System, however, the Pur website did not elaborate on how many microns they cleaned the water down to. So, I will put my trust in the designer of the Survivor Filter since his former career was consulting on military operations in “hot zones”.

survivor filterThe Survivor Filter comes pre-assembled and ready for use complete with an instruction manual and a set of extra mesh filters. The mesh filters are the ones that go where the filter attaches to your Collapsible Canteens or any 28mm bottle thread (Dasani or Smart Water). To change the mesh filter, simply unscrew the component from the main filter body, remove the old filter and insert a new one. Be careful not to lose the O-ring on the mesh filter component.


The activated carbon filter is located in the mouthpiece and is suggested for replacement after 264 gallons from fresh water sources. I don’t know about you, but there is no way I am going to be able to keep track of my water consumption up to that many gallons. Heck, I don’t even want to do that. Of course, when forced to use more questionable water sources, you will want to replace it more quickly. Use your better judgment when deciding when to replace the activated carbon filter. To replace the activated carbon filter, you will need to remove the mouthpiece from the main body of the filter. To do this remove the mouthpiece cover, turn the mouthpiece counter-clockwise just a little (you will feel the lock pins making contact with the body) and pull the mouthpiece off exposing the filter. The lock pins are breakable, so you will not need to use a lot of force.

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survivor filterThe ultra-filter is in the main body of the Survivor Filter and can be removed and cleaned whenever needed or whenever you feel like it. To get the ultra-filter out to clean, you will need to take both the mesh filter component and the activated carbon filter component off the main body of the Survivor Filter. Once both components are removed you simply push up from where the mesh filter was and the ultra-filter will come out where the mouthpiece was. There is a round plastic mesh cover on the mouthpiece side that you need to pay attention to because it sits loose on the ultra-filter and you could lose it.

survivor filterAs mentioned before, the Survivor Filter fits on the collapsible canteens and any 28mm bottle thread. Simply fill whichever container you have with water and screw on the Survivor Filter to the neck. Make sure it is screwed on tight so it does not leak and you will need to give the water a little time to filter through each of the three stages before you can enjoy it. It will seem like water is not getting through at first, but trust me, the water is just taking it’s time being cleaned down to a safe drinking status before reaching your lips for enjoyment.

Survivor FilterThe Collapsible Canteens are a clear BPA and taste free 33oz. plastic canteen. They come with a push-and-pull mouthpiece complete with a removable plastic cap to keep the mouthpiece clean. Plus, your order comes to you in a 2-pack. That’s right, double the safe drinking water for hydration.  The Collapsible Canteens can be rolled up and stored in your tackle box, back-pack, hunting pack or glove box in your vehicle. They are so lightweight that you won’t even know they are there until you need them. When you fill them up they will still fit in your back-pack or hunting back, plus they come with a carabineer for clipping on any said pack or even your belt or belt loop. Even when full, the Collapsible Canteens are not cumbersome. Heck, when lost and thirsty, they would actually feel like relief hanging by your side.

I have to say, receiving the Survivor Filter and Collapsible Canteens for review has been a real treat and would like to thank Survivor Filter for designing such a wonderful product. I think everyone should have this combo with them whether fishing, hunting, camping, hiking or even in the vehicle in the car emergency kit. You never know when an emergency will arise and you never know when you will need safe drinking water. With the Survivor Filter you can rest assured that safe drinking water could be attained from any water source.

I would like to thank you for your time and appreciate you reading this outdoor product review for the Survivor Filter and Collapsible Canteens. If you have enjoyed reading this review please share on your social media so your friends can enjoy it as well.

Enjoy the great outdoors,
Tim Collins.