One item that in the past I was severely lacking was water purification. Due to the expense for water purifying equipment – I relied on having the ability to boil water, add bleach, as well as store extra.
Directive21 recently sent me a Berkey Sport Bottle which I absolutely love.
It is constructed very much like any other water bottle – well, at the least the more expensive models. The bottle has a flip top which slides over the straw and protects it from dust and debris. Molded into the top is a “ring” which can be used to attach it to a bag or possibly hang it wherever needed. The bottle holds 22 oz. of water.
Now – what really makes the Berkey Sport Bottle special is the filter. The Berkey water filter is designed to remove or dramatically reduce several dangerous contaminants from almost any source of water – including streams, ponds, and lakes – as well any suspect water source in a city, town or foreign country. What type of contaminants? Heavy metals, toxic chemicals, harmful microscopic pathogens, radiologicals, and of course unpleasant tastes and odors, cloudiness, silt, sediment and chlorine.
This is no Brita filter– and that is a good thing. If you go to Wal-Mart and read the label of a Brita filter and compare the filtering abilities to the Berkey specifications below – you will see the Berkey is far superior:
– Harmful Microscopic Pathogens (E-coli, Cryptosporidium, Giardia and other Pathogenic Bacteria) > 99.99999%
– Chlorine > 99.9%
– THM’s > 99.9%
– VOC’s > 99.9%
– Detergents and Pesticides > 99.9%
– Radon 222 > 99.9%
– Foul Tastes and Odors > 99.9%
– Cloudiness, Silt, and Sediment > 99.9%
It does take more effort to sip water through the straw than a regular water bottle as you are forcing the water through the filter. This Berkey Sport Bottle will accompany my Get Me Home Kit as well as any hiking or camping trips.
The best part of all – you can get one yourself for only $24.99 with free shipping. If you are looking for a portable water purifier that performs at the highest level – this is a deal that just can’t be beat. I think I will get a couple more…….
Take care –
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