Top Rated Water Filters

I’ve heard a lot about Sawyer Mini water filters recently, which at first glance appear far superior to the Aquamira Frontier filters I’ve been a fan of for quite some time now. Since I like to research and review new things, I decided to see what I could find online about the various options. So, me being me, I started out by heading to the Water Filters Department at Amazon.com, where I then sorted by Avg Customer Review, and then skimmed through to find the top five bug out bag or get home bag sized water filters, as reviewed by customers. There was one in the top five from a manufacturer I’d never heard of, with nothing but 5 star reviews, which seemed just fishy enough for me to remove it from consideration. If you’re interested, that one can be found here. I’d be curious to hear from a real person what they thought of it.

Without further ado, here is what I found on the top rated water filters on Amazon. [Read more…]

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What’s In Your Bag? Part 3 – Water

Welcome to Part 3 of What’s In Your Bag?

Yesterday, I covered Fire in Part 2. Today I’m covering water, which is more important than food, shelter, or anything else except air. Like fire, I’m overly redundant with gear relating to water purification and filtration. While all of these serve me well, I could lose any two of the three and still be covered.

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The first water related item in my bag is an older MSR Miniworks ceramic filter. I’ve owned this since 2002 and it has gone on many, many backpacking trips with me. While it’s slightly beat up it is still 100% functional so I can’t bring myself to replace it. [Read more…]

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Get Prepared – Water Storage

Water is one of the crucial elements to consider when building your preps and with a basic rule of thumb being a minimum of one gallon of water per person, per day, it can add up pretty quick. I remember being very proud of myself when I ordered my first fifty five gallon water barrel. Then I did the math and realized that at minimum water rations, it would last my family eleven days. Also, if you’re thinking that one gallon of water per person seems “about right” or maybe “just a bit on the low side”… Well, think again.  According to the EPA, the average family of four in the United States uses four hundred gallons of water per day, or roughly one hundred times the basic rule of thumb. [Read more…]

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