Go Walkabout is looking to raise at least $48,000 via Kickstarter to introduce their Titanium personal water filters to provide safe drinking water outdoors and on the go.
Adelaide, South Australia -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/21/2014 -- Personal water filters are great for traveling or enjoying the outdoors because they relieve users from carrying all of their drinking water or from drinking water from unknown sources. However, one must be careful while choosing personal water filters, as many expire after a number of gallons or fail or wear out from the normal wear and tear that goes with outdoor activities such as mountaineering hiking, camping, 4WD, fishing and hunting.
Go Walkabout is looking to improve outdoor experiences by creating the world’s first Titanium water filter. According to Go Walkabout Engineering Manager Matt Munoz, "We have made and tested filters using a number of different metals. We decided to use Titanium for the Walkabout line of personal water filters because it is the most hypoallergenic material known, it has the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any metal, and it won’t add any flavors, like you get with many other materials. And because Titanium is pretty cool."
A Titanium filtration membrane will form the core of Walkabout Ti filters. Sealed inside a tough Titanium casing, this membrane can be safely frozen or boiled. The filtration process involves pre-filtration and filtration stages to hold back harmful bacteria and particles. An activated carbon filtration stage removes chlorine, heavy metals and odors. The flexible and lightweight filtration system can be used in a variety of ways such as a squeeze filter, gravity filter, pumped filter, filter straw, or as an inline filter.
While Go Walkabout’s current equipment has successfully produced prototypes, the manufacturing process in uneconomical, making Walkabout Ti filters too expensive for most purchasers. Go Walkabout has determined that minimal additional tooling and equipment will result in the production of readily affordable filters Adequate funding through their Kickstarter campaign will allow Go Walkabout to purchase the needed material and tools.
The funding target for this campaign is $48,000, and it will close on November 18th, 2014.
To find out more about the campaign, please visit http://kck.st/1sw5May
The official website of Go Walkabout is http://www.wegowalkabout.com/