Thursday, August 21, 2008

A little something to think about....

water filtration on the go. Usually means iodine tabs or a filtration pump, right? Well, if you have the cash to spend, take a look at the Lifesaver Bottle. I know, I know...sounds like an infomercial. But seriously, that is a nice looking bottle that has some pretty good creditability for being new to the scene. If I could afford it, I'd have it.

From the site:

'will remove bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi and all other microbiological waterborne pathogens without using chemicals like iodine or chlorine which leave a distinctive foul taste.'

'shuts off the bottle’s cartridge upon expiry, preventing contaminated water from being drunk'

Now wouldn't that be nice to have for buggin' out...heck, I'd take it for our backpacking trips!


Anonymous said...


I'm a new-ish reader, directed here by a friend.

The bottle looks really cool and shiny, but I'd be worried about the filtration system. Not its efficiency, but how easily it would be to replace in a TEOTWAWKI scenario. At best if one stocks up on filters, it wouldn't last more than a few months.

Unless it's meant purely as a stop-gap measure, which I can understand. In that case, though, wouldn't tablets and the like be more efficient in terms of space taken up?

Jess (Ozark Momma) said...

I wouldn't depend on it SOLELY but I'm a backup for the backup for the backup type of person.

FWIW, each filter can clean 1500 gallons of water before shutting off. That's a lot of water! Hopefully you would be in a safe place with your stocks, if you were buggin' out, by then. Even on foot.

And welcome!

Mayberry said...

I got something similar. Purely as a "stop gap" thing. It's good for 500 gallons, or so it says, but hopefully I wouldn't have to use it that long!

The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts. --Edmund Burke