There’s a few bottles out there that offer a filter to clean tap water. WaterFiller is one of the newer ones. This bottle comes with a foam filter that cleans water from chlorine, bad tastes and odors from water before you drink it. The bottle has a new shape that takes one hand to operate, leaving the other free for tasks, such as keeping a hand on your handlebars. Video after the Jump
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We all know that water is life, but there are times when finding clean water isn’t always that easy. This is where the Lifesaver Jerrycan or Lifesaver Bottle can come in handy. Ideal for a long hiking trip or where clean water just isn’t available, these feature filtration technology that can transform germ-ridden and just plain dirty water into clean H2O. This can be used for drinking, cleaning and as the video below suggests even for showering while on the go.
The Bottle is ideal for those times when you might not be able to carry enough water on a camping trip, while the Jerrycan can filter enough water to help a family of four survive for a year Video after the jump
Surf is Art
From PNJ.com: Surf’s up at the Pensacola Museum of Art
The start of summer is still two weeks away, but if you can’t wait that long, consider attending “The Beach Ball,” an outdoor party from 5 to 7:30 p.m. today at the Pensacola Museum of Art, 407 S. Jefferson St. With live music and refreshments, it celebrates the museum’s new exhibit “Surfing Florida: A Photographic History.” Read the rest of this entry »
Don’t drink the water – a warning that often goes unheeded. But if there is no better source of water, and you’re traveling to foreign lands or doing the camping thing than the Portable Water and Surface Sanitizer from Hammacher Schlemmer might be a good thing to have with you. It is a pocket sized device that reportedly can eliminate 99.9 percent of germs from water and surfaces.
It emits UV-A and UV-C light to penetrate bacterial membranes, destroy their DNA, and kill harmful microorganisms like E. coli, Staphylococcus, and Salmonella. So while it can’t remove everything from water, if the locals are drinking it, this will help make it safer for you.
It is also quick. It can sanitize surfaces in 10 seconds and make two cups of water “safe” to drink in just 40 seconds. It is available now for under $100, and it runs on four AAA batteries, so it can go just about anywhere and help you enjoy some water with less worry.
There is something to be said to turning water into wine, and a whole industry exists to do just that (with a little help from grapes and time), but Swedish fuel cell pioneers myFC has introduced the world’s first portable fuel cell charger that runs on just ordinary water. With PowerTrekk just add water and you’ll never run out power again, making this an excellent way to juice over your mobile devices when an outlet isn’t available. And best of all it something you can use when the sun isn’t shining.
Unlike solar chargers – which do need the sun – fuel cells recharge quickly, and there is no power degradation as there are typically with batteries. The result is a reusable device. Just add water!
Water that looks good enough to drink can still present a problem. As we noted back in October, there is a way to help make the water a little safer to think while on the go. The SteriPEN Freedom is a handy gadget that can be used to “zap” water and make it safe by killing bacteria or viruses. The battery-powered wand-like device emits UV light that will destroy bacteria, viruses and protozoa, and is actually just a scaled down version of what is used to treat mass quantities of water already.
A dedicated outdoors enthusiast Miles Maiden, had been studying the uses for solar power, and noted that UV technology had been used for more than 100 years. In 1997 he founded Hydro Photon Inc. and created the first SteriPEN. At $120 it isn’t cheap, until you realize how many bottles of water you might buy while traveling, and more importantly can be used when there is no convenience store in sight. We also bring it up again as it has been garnering lots of media attention this holiday season.
Everyone knows that the key to good health is to stay hydrated—they don’t call it the “source of life” for nothing. Recommendations vary, but you should drink at least 16 ounces of water an hour or two before an activity, and then drink more afterward. (Water is the best source for hydration. Experts will recommend a sports drink to replenish sodium and potassium after an intense workout, but that’s a story for another day. We are talking strictly water here.)
Chances are, if you’re reading this, you’re lucky enough to have water accessible at all times; if you want a drink, you can pour yourself a glass from the kitchen faucet. People who dislike the taste of tap water will hit bottled waters. More than $100 billion U.S. dollars is spent on bottled water worldwide and people consume around 50 billion bottles a year in the U.S. alone, but bottled water is environmentally unfriendly and a big expense to produce and consume. Despite having some of the cleanest tap water in the world here in the U.S., people still hit the bottle.
An alternative is to implement some sort of filtration system at home, either a water pitcher with filtration or a unit that can be attached to a faucet. They utilize filter cartridges that must be replaced every few months, and they aren’t inexpensive (think of it like razors or inkjet printer cartridges). (There are also even pricier units built into your sink or water cooler-style units). But compared to bottled water these systems are convenient, easily accessible and much more affordable. The folks at PUR recently sent us their One-Click Faucet Mount Water Filtration System to try out. PUR states that the One-Click filters out 99 percent of lead, trace pharmaceuticals, and microbial cysts, as well as reduces taste and odor of chlorine and other contaminants. Here’s our 3-month experience with it. Read the rest of this entry »
As part of our round-up of water bottles, we’re starting with this the Nalgene All-Terrain Bottle. It says all-terrain but how does it really stand up?
Nalgene’s Product Description: You can rely on the NALGENE All-Terrain Bottle wherever you go. It’s great for carbohydrate/energy beverages, easy to use, and simple to clean. Your ATB fits standard bicycle cages
Except the 32oz. That does not fit in any cages, waist packs or backpack pockets. The hinged Co-polyester mud-cap keeps the drinking spout clean, and the slim profile and textured grip give you firm handling in virtually all conditions. The wide neck opening easily accommodates ice cubes for chilled drinks, and the neck configuration works with most major water purifiers and filters.
Bottle Sizes: 22oz and 32oz
Plastic: Low Density Polyethylene
Country of Manufacture: USA
Retail Price: $7.58 (22oz) & $6.83 (32oz) Read the rest of this entry »
Given the recent heat waves that have gripped much of the country it is hard to think about ice – except for the kind used in a cool drink. But hockey season is just around the corner, and the ice that the skaters will do their thing on is evolving. On the surface – no pun intended – ice is pretty simple. Run some water; add some cold and you have a skating surface. Mother nature usually does a good job every winter, but for the artificial ice rinks it is another story. Read the rest of this entry »