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Water filtration...anyone have one of these?

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posted on Feb, 10 2011 @ 04:55 PM
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Just came across this and thought it looks pretty amazing...the also do a jerry can version that can filter 20,000 litres (I think, may be 40,000)...anyone have one and if so, what do you think of it?

www.lifesaversystems.com...




posted on Feb, 10 2011 @ 05:03 PM
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Yep, they're brilliant.
Had one for a couple of years now,might need new filter even.

Since they only weigh half a kilo,the weight saving alone on carrying water supplies is fantastic for cycling and hiking.

Hve to store it deep in your pack in sub zero temps though,as the ceramic filter won't take kindly to water expanding in those micro pores.

Worth triple its weight in gold.

And I do believe a local Geordie invented it too


edit...No I'm wrong. I mixed it up with the local Beef Jerky supplier.. Errr. ok..Understandable mistake

T.
edit on 10-2-2011 by AGENT_T because: Cuz I'm realllly dumb




posted on Feb, 10 2011 @ 05:12 PM
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Cool idea, but It is much cheaper to make one of these



posted on Feb, 10 2011 @ 05:17 PM
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If you're going to do it 'old school'.
Better off withh a clear plastic bag wrapped around a tree branch,or bush... or make a solar still.

Not so much filtering required.

T



posted on Feb, 10 2011 @ 05:17 PM
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I haven't seen these before; thanks for the heads up! We use a Big Berkey at home, and our kit has a Katadyn. Expensive lil' buggers. Looks like the jerrycan is 20,000 liters. As Agent T said, "worth their weight in gold".

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Good point on the ceramic filters. Good to see you out and about, by the way.



posted on Feb, 10 2011 @ 05:26 PM
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To bad it is not a desalinator. We are heading down to Patagonia this spring and I need a backup for the watermaker on the boat. I have been looking for plans to build a portable desalinator with no luck. I guess I am going to have to invest in this. Link



posted on Feb, 10 2011 @ 05:31 PM
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Good thing in a pinch, and really FAR better than nothing..... If a person were to boil or treat with a purifying solution afterward to kill bacteria and such, the system you linked looks just fine. More good things to tuck away in a person's mental survival chest, and probably one of those things that are good to practice before needing it.



posted on Feb, 10 2011 @ 05:33 PM
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Somewhere I have or had a link to portable desal stills. If I can find it, I'll post it here. It's been field-tested in some of the most rugged parts of the world.



posted on Feb, 10 2011 @ 05:41 PM
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Thank you, that would be great. We do carry over 100 gal. at a time but this for drinking, cooking the add water meals as well as showers. it does not last that long but we never ever run blow 50% ( that is the just in case water)



posted on Feb, 10 2011 @ 05:47 PM
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Cheer
I still keep an eye on you guys offline haha.


If I'm not mistaken,the guy who invented the Lifesaver bottle was going to be working on a desalinator too.

Goshblummit.. I see the price has nearly halved since I got one.Don't ya hate when that happens.D'OHH!!!
Been a while though.

Cheaper desalinators

www.seamarknunn.com...



posted on Feb, 10 2011 @ 05:48 PM
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Not sure this would have the volume for your application, but this is what was in my mind -- The Watercone Solar Still. Apparently, they're about USD $70. Seems like a good thing to have for those of us who live by the sea.



posted on Feb, 10 2011 @ 08:19 PM
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So, I do have one question that is not a joke. would you trust this unit to clean the water say in Mexico? I have never drank any water from Mexico that does not come in a plastic bottle with a made in the usa stamp. But it would not be a bad idea in stowing a couple of bottles.



posted on Feb, 10 2011 @ 09:18 PM
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from what other ppl posted, it sounds good. but i cant get that link to work.



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