How To Filter Dirty Water
Lifesaver Liberty Portable Water Filter Bottle
Water procurement, or more precisely, clean, safe to drink, water procurement must be ranked as the number one priority for survival. Especially after a disaster or SHTF event.
It has been proven that without this basic water filtering of contaminated water you run the risk of dangerous illness within hours. It therefore makes sense that you must know how to filter dirty water and make it safe for drinking.
This is my video review and test of the latest Lifesaver Liberty portable water filter. A compact and lightweight water filter system that will give you clean, safe drinking water from potentially contaminated water sources. (*excluding salt water sources*)
feature of the lifesaver liberty filter.
The Liberty is packed full of features, firstly it's a fully portable filter with a capacity to filter some 2000 litres of contaminated water.
It uses a replaceable filter cartridge within a 400ml filter bottle. Additionally it can be used to provide instant clean water, it can be filled using the scavenger pump to give a supply on the go, or the scavenger pump can fill a bottle for larger amounts to store.
What contaminants will it remove?
The Lifesaver Liberty is capable of removing 99.999% of viruses, 99.9999% of bacteria and 99.99% of cysts. It also has a replaceable activated carbon filter (as a pre-filter) Which will remove chlorine, taste and colour.
This filter has been independently tested and was found to exceed the standards laid down for safe drinking water, it meets NSF/ANSI P231 and WHO2011which is the ‘highly protective tier’ of drinking water standards.
The filter can be replaced and the old one will stop working via a FlowSafe Valve Control which stops the flow of water when the filter membrane is full and become blocked.
During my test I found the flow rate to be about 1.0 litres per minute which is perfectly acceptable to me.
Along with the FailSafe System, activated carbon filter and main filter is an addition of the Lifesaver’s SteriTouch antimicrobial treatment.
This involves a treatment to the surfaces of a ionic silver, which is and inhibitor of bacteria and mould growth. Again independent testing has shown it to provide a 99.99% reduction in both MRSA and E.Coli growth.
Below is my full video test & review:
I hope this article on How To Filter Dirty Water useful and informative, the Lifesaver Liberty Portable Water Filter Bottle is a superb piece of preppers and survival kit. Great ergonomic design, light and compact enough to fit into my day sack, easily.
It works really well and is a 'no fuss' water filter priced at around the £90 mark complete. The replacement filters are around £40.
This means you get clean, safe drinking water for a mere 4.5 pence per litre and once you've got the bottle the replacement filter is even better at 2 pence per litre...!
So it's a real cost effective bit of kit.
Steve Hart - UK Preppers Guide