LIFESAVER sponsor Rosie Stancer’s journey across the ‘unreturnable’ sea of death
In 2017 explorer Rosie Stancer will aim to become the first female to led an expedition across the entire 800 mile length of the Taklamakan Desert in China. Nicknamed the Sea of Death Taklamakan literally translates to ‘unreturnable’. The immense physical challenge is made next to impossible by the unforgiving conditions. Hot days, bitterly cold nights and sand dunes the size of skyscrapers all stand in the way, but, the greatest challenge of all is a lack of water.
In order to make this epic feat possible LIFESAVER are proud to sponsor the expedition and will be providing our world-renowned water filtration equipment. This partnership will provide Rosie, her expedition team and her caravan of camels with a portable water filtration system that will enable Rosie to instantly filter contaminated water into clean drinking water for the expected 60 day duration.
Since 2007, LIFESAVER technology has been put to the test and proven in the toughest outdoor, aid and military environments. From an RAF airdrop of LIFESAVER cubes to displaced communities in Iraq, to the British Army’s deployment of LIFESAVER water filter bottles in Afghanistan for their infantry.
Clean water is essential for Rosie and her camels (who will be transporting her essential expedition equipment). It will be absolutely crucial that Rosie maintains physical and mental performance throughout; LIFESAVER technology will allow her to dig into the desert to collect water and filter it instantly.
The capability of this technology is critical within expedition environments where dependency on large volumes of clean water is high, and in this expedition, that means. Unlike the polar environments that she is used to, known sources of plentiful clean water will be in question. This demands that any water source that can be dug within the desert can be collected and filtered instantly without wait times or the need for chemicals.
LIFESAVER is a portable ultra-filtration purifier that filters out 99.99% of waterborne viruses, 99.9999% of bacteria and 99.9% of cysts from contaminated, fresh water sources. LIFESAVER technology filters out microbiological waterborne pathogens from water instantly, without the need for chemicals, power or UV light. And is capable of filtering large volumes – up to 20,000 litres / 5,283 US gallons with the use of one, single cartridge.
LIFESAVER is providing the LIFESAVER bottle, jerrycan and cube to the Taklamakan 2017 expedition. Each LIFESAVER jerrycan will filter up to 20,000 litres / 5,283 US gallons of water and will store 18.5 litres / 4.88 US gallons at one time. The connection apertures on the LIFESAVER jerrycan will enable them to be strapped to vehicles and camels alike.