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Hello everyone. I'm an MBA student, long distance hiker. I would really appreciate some input regarding a project my team and I are working on. It's a portable atmospheric water generator that actually works.

If you're a long distance hiker or could stand to benefit from this product, please address the questions at the bottom.

Note:  We are aware there are other similar products on the market. However, ours would improve on existing technology and be more affordable.



Q: As a hiking enthusiast, do you see any value in owning a portable atmospheric water generator?

Q: If we can offer you an affordable, portable atmospheric water generator, would you consider purchasing one for
for future hikes?
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Entirely would depend on it's rate of production. A pint an hour while I walk along and maybe.... Better if it was a liter per hour.

And that would be the rate at high elevation dry mountain air rather than wet lowlands where surface streams are plentiful.

But in genersl if I could have drinking water "appear" in my container as I walk along a trail that would be attractive. The stuff weighs 2 pounds the quart after all. If I could reliably get water without having to start with a full interval supply that would be pounds off my back. Interesting thought. But dry air production would be the key.
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Oh and this might be something cyclists would be interested in? Bike types love to lose grams so a while-riding water source that saves them ounces to pounds would be attractive.

And the "wind" input would be higher and more reliable since the bike moves through the air anyway if that helps water production..,,
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Entirely would depend on it's rate of production. A pint an hour while I walk along and maybe.... Better if it was a liter per hour.

And that would be the rate at high elevation dry mountain air rather than wet lowlands where surface streams are plentiful.

But in genersl if I could have drinking water "appear" in my container as I walk along a trail that would be attractive. The stuff weighs 2 pounds the quart after all. If I could reliably get water without having to start with a full interval supply that would be pounds off my back. Interesting thought. But dry air production would be the key.

Pretty much what HSF said.

I hike mostly where water is somewhat plentiful. Therefore, lightweight/ dependable options like the Steripen yield an excellent ROI.  

I don't know if I'd want to depend on atmospheric conditions for my water source. Hotter days would yield more water, right?

So, to answer your questions...

Yes, I see potential value. Just not sure how much "value" it will yield.

If its around 50- 200 dollars and can produce enough water reliably to be a single- source... then sure I'd consider it.

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If this thing's dependent on direct sunlight, then you have a problem.  I can see it working better for road cyclists than for backpackers.

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I use a lot of water because I sweat a LOT.
Would this thing produce ˝L or more an hour?
How much would it produce above timberline (10,000'+) with a humidity level of maybe 15% or less?


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I use a lot of water because I sweat a LOT.
Would this thing produce ˝L or more an hour?
How much would it produce above timberline (10,000'+) with a humidity level of maybe 15% or less?

How much would it produce in the green tunnels we call trails in the South?

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I use a lot of water because I sweat a LOT.
Would this thing produce ˝L or more an hour?
How much would it produce above timberline (10,000'+) with a humidity level of maybe 15% or less?

How much would it produce in the green tunnels we call trails in the South?

Been there, worked there, hiked and backpacked there.

Just drink the air. It's wet enough already....


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I would use something other than the pump handle from a Hiker water filter for a "wind tunnel"....

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