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LifeSaver Bottle

Post by Dragon_Cooler » Sat Feb 06, 2010 4:05 pm

I am big into emergency response and emergency preparedness. The other day while purchasing a britta water filter for the fridge, I stumbled upon a water filtration bottle, like what you see hikers and bikers carry. It was the first time I had ever seen something like it. Since it was only 20 bucks or so I thought it was innovative and neat, but cheap for what it does. Looking online today to see what else was out there, I think I hit the spot. I found lifesaver's water filtration bottle. I dont want to say too much, but the link below with the video gives a heck of a presentation on it. Im thinking as soon as I get the money (They are $150-$180) I think I will be getting one. For as long as they last, I think its worth having around the house Just in case, or even carry with you on a daily basis.

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http://www.lifesaverusa.com/

I just thought I would share since we are techy group of peeps. :)
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Post by DMB2000uk » Sat Feb 06, 2010 4:17 pm

lol, no way. I was thinking about this the other day, but had forgotten what it was called, thanks for reminding me :P

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Post by Dragon_Cooler » Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:30 pm

Yeah, I was about to hit you up to make an order for me, but then I found to do indeed have a U.S. distributor.
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Post by vicaphit » Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:35 pm

I was expecting a bottle full of flavorful hard candies.

I guess clean water is good too though.
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Post by DL13 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:12 pm

I'm going to get on my self when I have the money. Thanks for sharing.
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Post by Dragon_Cooler » Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:59 am

I bought one and have it in hand. I got it last night and havent tested it with dirty water yet. Mainly just getting use to how it works.
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Post by Sparky » Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:00 pm

Sorry to add to such an old post but I just watched this because we've been talking about being earthquake prepared here at my house lately. May have to look in to getting some of these for the family just in case of an earthquake.
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Post by Major_A » Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:44 pm

Wonder if this works like a Brita and cheap vodka. Basically you can buy cheap vodka filter it a few times and it becomes smooth like some Stolichnaya or Grey Goose.

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Post by DMB2000uk » Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:50 am

Major_A wrote:Wonder if this works like a Brita and cheap vodka. Basically you can buy cheap vodka filter it a few times and it becomes smooth like some Stolichnaya or Grey Goose.
Haha, that's an awesome idea :-P

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Post by Dragon_Cooler » Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:55 am

LOL Believe it has been a topic for discussion a few times already. The manual has in big black bold print "WATER ONLY" Do not filter sugared drinks, carbonized drinks and alcohol. lol

But I was finally able to test it out. There is a pretty nasty stream near where I work, I decided to try it out on my lunch break and sure enough, worked like a charm. I also had my roommate try it out on a random puddle after the storms blew threw last night. He said it tasted better than tap... I can wholeheartedly agree :)
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Post by DMB2000uk » Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:08 am

First time using it from a nasty watersource has got to be a huge leap of faith :lol:

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Post by Major_A » Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:43 pm

We could use it for our tap water. For some reason our water tastes awful. Must be all the boaters/swimmers using nature's toilet (Lake Houston).

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Post by DaddyRabbit » Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:43 pm

DMB2000uk wrote:First time using it from a nasty watersource has got to be a huge leap of faith :lol:

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Post by Dragon_Cooler » Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:41 am

HAHAHH

Yeah, I have also used it with our neighbors pond where they keep their turtles. Yummy!!!
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Post by Sporg » Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:50 pm

I like the idea of this. I'm considering getting one for my survival pack (don't ask). The 5Gal can is a good idea too, for the family level. Anyway, great find!
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Post by hark » Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:32 pm

Sounds awesome. I already have a filter installed in my house and that is mostly where I drink my water, so I can't see the use of it for me.

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Post by bubba » Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:33 pm

With them being activated charcoal whats the shelf life of the filters?
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Post by Sparky » Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:37 pm

Well we just had a pretty good earthquake here yesterday. Told the wife when we move in about a month we need to think about getting an earthquake kit together and these are going to be in it.
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Post by Dragon_Cooler » Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:27 pm

bubba wrote:With them being activated charcoal whats the shelf life of the filters?

the charcoal filters are good for about 250liters, but it comes with 4-5 of them. Shelf life of unused is 3 years.
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Post by stev » Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:44 pm

PUR makes something very similar called the SCOUT. It's for hikers and campers that fits nicely in the backpack. If you found any type of water, it would filter it to drinking a state. One part of it is the hand pump and the other the drinking bottle. I had gotten mine at Dicks Sporting Goods.

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