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A home water filter system is great for emergencies too

Updated on October 17, 2011
Water is the most important beverage anyone can drink- make sure you are save in an emergency!
Water is the most important beverage anyone can drink- make sure you are save in an emergency!

The right water filter could keep you safe in an emergency

While many people will readily agree that their home water filter is great for keeping the taste of chlorine out of their water and that it will protect them against harmful bacteria like salmonella and E. coli, you may not have considered how handy a water filter system can be during emergency situations.

When you realize that people can live for a very long time without food, but will die without water with a few days, it is easy to see why potable safe drinking water is so important. When you are consider the fact that even water that looks clean can harbor harmful bacteria, it is easy to see why you need to think about what your options are for water in an emergency situation.

You need clean safe water - everyday!

There are many situations where the ability to procure clean water easily and without leaving your home will be valuable. We've all found ourselves in instances where the city's water supply has reported a problem and we have been forced to boil our water. In addition to this, there are other situations, like natural disasters that might mean that finding clean drinking water is even more difficult.

When you think about the fact that your body will start to suffer from a lack of water within 24 hours, it is easy to see why making sure that your water can become clean and stay clean.

One of the first things that you might think about when it comes to emergency situations is the fact that you will want to have your own water supply. While this might be feasible for some people, it is certainly not for others. For instance, storage of large reservoirs of water can be difficult, and when you realize that unless you can seal them appropriately that there is a good chance that you will simply find that they are contaminated as well, they can become a great deal less useful.

Make sure you stay hydrated by drinking safe clean water!
Make sure you stay hydrated by drinking safe clean water!

A water filter can save your life

A water filter can be, quite literally, a life saver when you are considering an emergency situation. Even if you never have to face something as severe as having your water supply knocked out for a few days, you'll find that you can still make sure that the time without clean water from a reliable source goes much more smoothly.

If you have children, you'll realize that this is essential, as children feel the effects of dehydration much more quickly than adults.

Make sure that you have a good water filter with current and backup filters available to help you cope in the case of an emergency; this can be an extremely important part of your emergency preparedness!

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      steve 10 years ago

      another good page with good info. I already posted on one of these and am buying one of these bottles!

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