There are many water purification systems available on the market, and these are in high demand for outdoor enthusiasts, international travellers, relief workers and groups, and for those preparing for any eventuality.
The human body is made up of about 60% water. The amount of water needed is dependent on a number of factors including altitude, humidity, temperature and the amount of physical exertion.
Whilst resting it is estimated that men need 3 litres per day and women 2.2 litres. Yet, if exercising this can increase by up to 50%. If you were backpacking you would not want to carry enough water for your entire trip on your back; this would equate to over 35lb for a male!
Luckily we can usually find water within streams and lakes. However, this water would not be safe to drink without some form of treatment. Most freshwater, will contain contaminants such as viruses, cysts and bacteria.
Popular methods and treatments used to treat such water include: boiling, iodine or chlorine-based treatments and neutralising tablets.
A significantly better alternative is the LIFESAVER bottle. Both reliable and effective, the LIFESAVER bottle also works without the aid of chemicals or any need for power. Weighing in at just 635 grams when empty, it is light enough even when filled with water to carry from one water source to the next. With over 30000 LIFESAVER bottles already issued to Military personnel since 2007, you can rest assured that you are investing in a quality product.
For effective water purification systems, LIFESAVER systems will provide you with clean sterile drinking water, without any need for chemicals, and with the capability to process up to 6000 litres of water, will be the perfect travel companion.