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Lifesaver: An ultra-filtration water bottle

My 2 Cents:  For all of you that live in second / third world countries where there is a risk of drinking tainted water this product my be for you.  The price is a little steep but it does what it is supposed to then it should be worth it.  This item might be a little overkill for some of you but better be safe than sorry…

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Remember the LifeStraw, a sip-and-survive filtration straw? Here’s another solution for dealing with Gaia’s water woes: The Lifesaver bottle. Michael Pritchard developed the device after witnessing the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, apparently pouring his life savings into researching a chemical-free solution that’s able to purify 4,000 to 6,000 liters on a single filter. We’re not clear if this will work on sea water, but it will elimiate bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi, and all sorts of microbiological waterborne pathogens.

The invention, which won an award from Well-Tech, has a replaceable filter that’s good for 5.5 years, based on 2 liters a day. Filtering 750ml of water takes just under 1 minute, and once the cartridge expires, the unit will shut itself off. But before it can be truly effective for the masses in developing nations, something will need to be done about its $460 price

Lifesaver: An ultra-filtration water bottle | Crave, the gadget blog – CNET


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  1. This bottle is incredible

    May 2, 2009 2:42 am

    I have used every type of filter/purifier on the market and none of them have been as effective and simple to use as the Lifesaver bottle. I have two bottles, one for home and one for travel. I noticed one of the prior reviewers remarked on his discolored well water remaining discolored once it was filtered through the lifesaver. While the lifesaver bottle will filter out all microbiologicals including bacteria and even viruses it will not filter solutions such as the saline from salt water nor will it remove all of the color that is associated with a solution. For example, if you run tea or coffe through the filter the result will be clean water but the color of the water will mainsome of tea coloring. Personaly, I have drank water from some bad sources such as the great dismal swamp and stagnant ponds and the result is always the same, clean, pure water.

    :mrgreen:

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