As the well-known survivalist Rule of Threes states, we can only survive three days without safe water. In comparison, we can survive three weeks without food.
As Grant explained last week, water is the foundation for taking care of our other survival needs. It's certainly difficult to cook or prepare food without water. And being delirious from dehydration makes it nearly impossible to find or build an adequate shelter.
So, it is our expert opinion that water is the single most important element to survival.
Keys to Filtration in a Crisis
Many Americans filter their water every day. While we believe this is an important first step - cleaner, safer water is always critical - this is where folks without a preparedness mindset get off the bus.
In fact, many of the water filtration solutions available today are practically useless in a crisis.
Common pitcher filters are only designed to handle common contaminants like chlorine and those that cause odors. In a crisis that involves flooding, for example, wastewater can get into our drinking water, introducing bacteriological and possibly viral contaminants. Most pitcher filters are not designed to handle these contaminants.
In-fridge filters and even those expensive reverse-osmosis systems require electricity to do their job. If the grid goes down as is likely during most emergencies, these solutions will not help you at all.
That's why, when My Patriot Supply set out to create a true emergency preparedness water filtration system, we knew we had to overcome both obstacles mentioned above.
For any water filtration system to be truly ready for an emergency, it must be prepared to handle a wide variety of contaminants without the use of electricity.
The groundbreaking water filter technology behind the Pro can target and reduce 206 contaminants* commonly found in water. This includes:
- Bacteria, viruses, and parasites
- Heavy metals like lead
- Disinfectants like chlorine and fluoride
- Pesticides and pharmaceuticals
- Chromium-6 (Erin Brockovich would be proud)
- And more. Click here to see full test results.
What's even better? It's entirely gravity-fed, which means it works in a crisis or anywhere off the grid.
But we didn't stop there. We wanted to make sure that this system would hold up for the duration of any major long-term crisis. That's why each of up to four filters has a capacity of 200 to 5,000 gallons*. All for pennies a gallon to use.
The four available filter ports also enable you to increase your flow rate - which can be critical in a crisis. Even if you know your tap water is contaminated, if it's still running in a crisis, it may be your only option. You want to filter and store as much as possible as quickly as possible, and this feature of the Pro helps you do that with ease.
Like many of the preparedness advisors at My Patriot Supply, I use my Pro system daily and store extra filters as a backup. In fact, my fellow advisor Grant keeps a whole extra system with backup filters stashed at his secret "bug-out" location. It's true that one can never be over-prepared.
I hope you found today's Survival Scout to be helpful, especially if you've been considering adding much-needed water filtration to your plan.
If you need help figuring out exactly the right set up for you, don't hesitate to call our preparedness advisors directly for advice: 1.866.229.0927
*Chlorine reduction claims are not performance tested by IAPMO or NSF International or Envirotek Laboratories, beyond 200 gallons. Additional performance claims are based on independent laboratory and manufacturer’s internal test data. Actual performance is dependent on influent water quality, flow rates, system design and application. Results may vary. Keep the filter moist and from drying out at all times for maximum filtration capacity.
For the best results, store replacement filters at temperatures above 35°F. This system has been tested for the reduction of the substances listed in the provided product test data sheets. The concentration of the indicated substances in water entering the system was reduced to a concentration less than equal to the permissible limit for water leaving the system, as specified in NSF/ANSI 53. Minimum substance reductions are listed on the provided test data sheets for testing up to 200 gallons.
System and installation to comply with state and local laws and regulations. Do not use with water that is microbiologically unsafe or unknown quality without adequate testing and/or disinfection before or after the system. Systems certified for cyst reduction may be used on disinfected waters that may contain filterable cysts. Manufactured from NSF/ANSI standard 61 and California Prop 65 Compliant certified coconut shell carbon and raw materials.
PERFORMANCE: Performance claims are based on independent lab results and manufacturer’s internal test data*. Actual performance is dependent on influent water quality, flow rates, system design and applications. Your results may vary. Performance claims are based on a complete system, including a filter, housing, and connection to a pressurized water source. This filter must be operated according to the system’s specifications in order to deliver the claimed performance. It is essential to follow operational, maintenance, and filter replacement requirements as directed for each application for this filter and system to perform correctly. Read the Manufacturer’s Performance Data Sheet accompanying the system and change the filter as suggested. The contaminants or other substances removed or reduced by this water filter are not necessarily in all users’ water.
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