The Grayl Geopress water purifier is the easiest way to purify iffy water into clean and safe water.
Your options to make safe drinking water in the backcountry come two ways. Filters and purifiers. Filters remove bacteria and protozoa like giardia, cryptosporidium, and e.coli. Purifiers remove bacteria, protozoa, and viruses.
As an added bonus, the Grayl Geopress also removes heavy metals like lead and arsenic as well as microplastics, sediment, and silt.
More great things about the Geopress are you don’t have to worry about battery life, or breaking a light bulb, or adding foul tasting chemicals. The Grayl is as easy to use as a french press and your left with clean fresh tasting water.
How to Use the Grayl Geopress
You can purify 24 ounces of water in about 10 seconds. Simply dip and fill the external cup with your source water. Insert the purifying cartridge which will hold the clean water into the first container and press down. Use your body weight to slowly push the purifying cartridge through the source water. This will take about 8 to10 seconds.
Once the cartridge hits bottom the water is safe to drink. The water will taste great… Cold and fresh as you would expect clear running mountain water to taste. Nothing but goodness.
Grayl makes two models of purifiers. The Ultralight and the Geopress. The Ultralight purifies 16 ounces of water at a time and the Geopress does 24 ounces.
Depending on your trip and group size choose the one that suits you best.
One Drawback? Maybe.
If there is one drawback I can see is making your camp water for dinner and clean up. Again, depending on your group this may take several presses to have enough water for everyone. I do believe the effort is worth the security of purified water.
The Grayl Geopress sells for $89.95 and the Ultralight sells for $69.95.
The video above was previously shared with Hike Rocky Magazine. A magazine dedicated to Rocky Mountain National Park