Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink.
You feel you have heard it before, recollecting those horror scenes showing victims of earthquakes, tsunamis, torrential rain and flood.
No. It is the mantra of everybody ?
From Australia to Iceland, from Hawaii to San Francisco people are scared to drink water directly from any source.
How to get clean water in the wild?
‘If you are looking for a small, light, compact, and most importantly easy way to filter your water, look no further. Sawyer makes an EXCELLENT unit that won’t break the bank.
I bought this filter a few months ago[ to add to a survival/camp pack and have since filtered about 40 liters of water through it. This filter cleans anything from questionable garden hose water to murky lake water into perfectly clear and crisp to the taste drinking water. At first, I was skeptical of course. Who would think that you can turn brown, dirty water into clean, perfectly safe water with just such a small, affordable filter? But rest assured, this filter is a powerhouse and continues to go above and beyond.
One tip I have for easier and more bulk filtration is to pick up a Platypus Plastic 2L Water Bag (Link below). It’s less than $10 just like the bottle you get with the filter except it allows you to filter 70oz rather than 16oz. I also got a grommet kit from a local craft store and placed 2 grommets in the corner of the bag in the seam. I then ran a 1 foot section of para-cord through the grommets which allowed me to hang the bottle on a tree branch or any other convenient location. This way you can let gravity do the work and continue on with your camp chores. I was able to filter 2 liters of water this way in around 10 minutes.
One word of caution: Sawyer claims that you can filter 1,000,000 gallons of water through this filter (you’re probably more likely to lose the filter before you get to that point) regardless, cleaning is a must. It will greatly extend the life and quality of your filter and water. After every filtration session I recommend flushing the filter with clean water using he provided syringe. Don’t be afraid to really shoot the water in there, you’re only helping your filter.
All in all this filter was a GREAT buy. I don’t think you can find a better filter, especially one under the $100 mark!’ – Promising Amazon Review
How to purify water naturally?
‘I’m amazed at the quality of the water. In our house, we have always drank Aquafina bottled water and I can’t tell the difference between them! We are seriously picky about the taste of our water and this provides water we will both drink. It’s cold too! The actual product is not as sturdy as I thought it would be. If you dropped this I feel confident it would break. That’s something to be aware of. It’s not as strong as I assumed it would be. If you add too much pressure you can hear the strain of the plastic. Although for $30, I still feel like I got a great deal. The filtering process is very, very slow. I timed how long it takes to filter it and fill it up and it was about 25 minutes. So beware, if you’re looking for something quickly filtered and refillable, you might be disappointed. However, I think it’s easy to walk away and come back to see it filled. The nozzle pours the water out quickly though. It’s just the filtering that is slow while you refill the container. It’s fully worth it though and worth every penny. I am satisfied with my purchase. It also fits in my fridge and didn’t take up as much space as I assumed it would. I highly recommend this.’ – Promising Amazon Review
How to keep drinking water clean at home?
‘This PUR Tap water filter has been the best $23 bucks I’ve ever spent on anything for my home, installation at first took a couple minutes …to make sure the connection to the faucet doesn’t leak, the secret was to use double rubber rings inserted on the adaptor (comes with 4) once I added that extra rubber ring it worked as a charm and we now enjoy clean and fresh tasting water.’ – Promising Amazon Review
‘ I’ve had this filter system installed for 4 years now and won’t be without it. Our water has a high level of chlorine in it and this system takes all of it out. I know this because when I run tap water in the sink and use the pool test chemical to test it, the water turns bright yellow which indicates chlorine. When I run water from my RO faucet, it runs clear and does not turn bright yellow. I also like the fact that this system has an alkaline filter to add some vital minerals back in since it strips so much out during the filter process. I was also able to install this myself with the help of the videos I found on their website, so if you are a do it yourself type of person, you should be able to handle this with no problems. I calculated the cost to run this from how much I pay for filters each year and it works out to about 27 cents per day, which is much cheaper than bottled water.’ – Promising Amazon Review
How to filter shower water?
‘I live in an area where they pump the water from a river with alot of farming in the catchment, its also volcanic soils & in summer gets salt water encroachment. So not ideal – it basically tastes and smells like a muddy puddle full of chlorine! After doing a bit of research as to why my hair felt so dry yet oil after washing, i decided the water may be playing a part. So i ordered the 12 stage water filter to try. One word – Amazing! I could actually feel a difference when showering, the water almost felt softer if possible & the chlorine smell was gone. After showering my skin didn’t have that tight feeling, and my hair felt much softer. Greatly recommended!! FYI to fit our handheld shower, we just got a male/female hose extention from plumbing shop, so super easy install :-)’ – Promising Amazon Review
‘This thing works too well. People are going to be late for work. Lose their jobs. The world’s economy will be destroyed. Use up all of the world’s water. It makes showering great again (MSGA). If one of these is in every home it might be considered an extinction level event. The pressure from my $60 shower head was abysmal. This $12 thing is the best and worst thing to ever happen to me. Happy showering, you f%$#ing anarchists.’ – Promising Amazon Review
Bottled water carries a declaration that it is 100% pure and free from bacteria and other harmful substances, and is accepted by us as safe to drink.
Our body’s demand for water is called thirst. It is quenched by an intake of water.
Is pure bottled water needed? Why not some salts and minerals? Why remove the life saving minerals through osmosis?
Many authorities, doing research in human health questions the habit of drinking pure water.
They say leeching of minerals through osmosis is not needed and not natural. Is our body genetically designed to accept pure water?
Is pure water good for our health?
These are the questions many scientists ask now.
Pure bottled water is one of the biggest businesses in many developing countries now.
The populations of these countries which used to carry their drinking water (mostly drawn from the communal wells).
Drink directly from the water taps in railway stations are brain washed to think only pure water in bottles are fit to drink.
Even the people in developed countries cultivated their bias against water available from various sources in public places only a couple of decades ago.
Sustained researches about communities drinking a special source of water such as the fabled Hunza water shows that the citizens of Hunza lived up to 150 years drinking this water.
Various studies points towards water for the longevity and other traits found in Hunza.
It is not only the fabled Hunza but also the springs of Lourdes, the well of Mexico, the Nordeneau Caves in Germany.
The Indian Nadana springs are found to be undergoing ionization process naturally during its passage through earth.
These waters are found to be one of the greatest antioxidant full of hydrogen and negatively charged.
So water with various minerals is proven to be beneficial to the human body.
Arguments for and against pure bottled water will continue to rage as along as our body’s demand for fluid continues.
Depending upon the results of the ongoing researches, opinions for and against bottled water will continue to flourish without any end.