Friday, January 4th, 2013
If you plan on being in an area without clean water for an extended amount of time, or like to plan for the unexpected, then you need to get yourself one of these water bottles! I got the Lifesaver Bottle 6000 to help keep me hydrated at all times when I planned on walking from Delaware to California (cancelled due to financial reasons), and I wanted to show it to you all because it’s an amazing piece of hiking gear.
I knew I was going to be going through areas that have no running water, like the deserts in Utah and Nevada, and I may not have been able to carry enough water to get me through those areas. And after a lot of research I realized that the best option for me was going to be a Lifesaver Bottle.
Now, they’re not cheap, which is why I was hesitant at first, but mine will filter 6,000 liters of water before I’ll need to put a replacement filter in it, so it’s going to last a LONG time! And they’re so easy to use, they pump quickly and it will filter out bacteria, viruses, heavy metals, chemicals, parasites, fungi, cysts, pesticides and even medical residues. So, you could pretty much take someone’s sewage water, filter it through this bottle and then drink it, if you had to!
And THAT is why I don’t mind paying a little extra for it. It’s going to last a long time, it filters almost everything out and it even will stop working once you’ve gone through 6,000 liters, so that you don’t drink contaminated water.
But if you need a little more convincing then check out this video to see how well it filters out what you see in that pitcher…
WHERE CAN YOU GET ONE?
If you want to get the same exact bottle I have (the 6000 model) then CLICK HERE and pick one up today! But if you want to go with the cheaper model, which filters 4,000 liters, then you can CLICK HERE to grab yourself one of those. They’re great for hiking and also for preparing for things like natural disasters. And if you want to stock up on replacement parts they have extra sponges, carbon filters, main filters, padded bags and everything else you can think of, available on those pages as well.
As I mention in the video, make sure your cap up top is really screwed on there well before you prime it and go to use it, otherwise it might leak and you’ll risk contaminating water out in the field. Otherwise, as long as you leave a little water in the bottle when you store it and keep up on replacing the carbon filters and main filters then you’ll be good to go. It’s pretty easy to use and it should last you quite a long time, but if you want to ensure that it lasts as long as possible then look into getting a padded bag for it.
If that wasn’t enough for you then check out the official site, here: http://www.lifesaversystems.com/
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