First Need® Base Camp


The First Need Base Camp Portable Purifier is a truly unique, compact, point-of-use appliance designed to change virtually any treatable non-salt water into delicious drinking water that is both safe and enjoyable to consume.

Based on the Seagull IV X-1F unit, the First Need Base Camp was developed with aircraft, yachting and recreational vehicle applications in mind, it is especially rugged, dependable, simple, and easily serviced. It requires no addition of chemicals and no electricity. The First Need Base Camp Portable Purifier is a chemical free drinking water purification system.

All Seagull IV purifiers are certified to meet US EPA Guide Standard for Microbiological “Purification” for the removal of bacteria, pathogenic cysts and virus.


Designed for rugged use and a must for expeditions, campsites and family travel. The Base Camp water purifier is laboratory tested and field proven. Base Camp has a stainless steel housing and a double-action pump for more water with less work. Field-serviceable and easily maintained, Base Camp will serve you and your group for many years. Most importantly, General Ecology Inc. doesn’t make claims not tested by independent laboratories and field service. It is one reason their purifiers are the favourite of expeditions world-wide for over 30 years. Trust your health and safety to nothing less! Independently certified to meet EPA guide standard protocol for microbiological purifiers against bacteria, cysts and viruses.

Technical Specifications

Treatment Type – Pump Purifier

Other Features

  • Part Number:703300
  • Avg. Cartridge Capacity*: 3800 Litres
  • Cartridge Type:RS-1SG
  • Micron Retention:0.1 nominal (0.4 absolute)
  • Dimension: 4.125 in. (5.5 cm) diameter / 8.875 in. (22.6 cm) high
  • Working Temperature:33° – 100°F (0.5° – 38°C)
  • Large Capacity
  • High Flow Rate
  • Economical
  • Effective Protection
  • Ergonomic Pump
  • Field-Serviceable
  • Durable Prefilter
  • Compact
  • Water-Resistant Cordura Case


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