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Old 04-25-2012, 12:17 PM   #1
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LifeSaver water filtering jerrycans plus accessories package

I received an email alerting me to this sale page:

http://www.lifesaverusa.com/dealoftheday.asp

They have two packages on sale for the same cost as just the can alone.

As I've mentioned before, I bought one of these a while back and I've been using it. It works great.
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:24 PM   #2
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Wow, this is an amazing deal.

It is good through the end of May, for anyone that doesn't see it, just pointing it out.

Edit 1230: I have sent the contact an email asking if the package comes with TWO filters in total. One with original container and the replacement that they are listing on the items to buy page, etc. Will post more when I know more.
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:27 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by KMS View Post:
Wow, this is an amazing deal.

It is good through the end of May, for anyone that doesn't see it, just pointing it out.
$500 is cheap?!

All you need to distill water is firewood, 2 pots, and a moisture catch!
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:32 PM   #4
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Fire makes light and smoke. White man easy prey for big hunter.
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:42 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by KMS View Post:
Fire makes light and smoke. White man easy prey for big hunter.
Smart man build Dakota fire hole

http://www.bushcraftstuff.com/tutori...ota-fire-hole/
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$500 is for the can with the longer lasting filter. Those filters should last over a year each with daily use.

Steam distillation is great, but there is a real bottleneck in producing large quantities of clean water with it.
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:53 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by PMBug View Post:
$500 is for the can with the longer lasting filter. Those filters should last over a year each with daily use.

Steam distillation is great, but there is a real bottleneck in producing large quantities of clean water with it.
Stupid question of the day:
Does your typical filtration system filter out pathogens that cause diseases such as Giardia and Cryptosporidium? I thought you still had to at least boil the water to kill these pathogens?
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:15 PM   #8
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I got email back from Bud @ the deal of the day site. He says that the package IS TWO filters. One comes in the container standard, and an additional replacement filter. The bulk of the cost of these systems is the filter. I would highly recommend this, and plan on picking up the 20k liter model. I think it is a great value.
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Originally Posted by benjamen View Post:
Stupid question of the day:
Does your typical filtration system filter out pathogens that cause diseases such as Giardia and Cryptosporidium? I thought you still had to at least boil the water to kill these pathogens?
Ketadyn tabs will do that in a few hours.
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Originally Posted by benjamen View Post:
Stupid question of the day:
Does your typical filtration system filter out pathogens that cause diseases such as Giardia and Cryptosporidium? I thought you still had to at least boil the water to kill these pathogens?
A few years ago we installed some fancy Dutch nano filtration systems in a couple of public utility treatment works that was supposed to be capable of removing such things. 10% of the water was lost due to the backwash cycle.

They were basically spring water with a very light dose of chloros before the upgrades and only got done cos it was mandated.

My stream water supply goes through a 1 nano ceramic and carbon filter and a cheapo fish pond UV lamp. A seven month test has not seen any worrying increase in toilet use.

A friend who works at the local water treatment works reckons the 1 nano filtration is all i need and the stream water does have some treated sewage going into it further upstream.

Those jerry cans would be lifesavers in the event of a natural catastrophe.
Kind of thing a good community should have in place .....
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:04 PM   #11
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Pardon my (probably) stupid question for the US members here:
I hear a lot of complaints about water fluoridation from people in the US. Our (state and local) governments here in Switzerland don't put this stuff into our water, so I've never done any research on that. Is it really that bad?
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Originally Posted by swissaustrian View Post:
Pardon my (probably) stupid question for the US members here:
I hear a lot of complaints about water fluoridation from people in the US. Our (state and local) governments here in Switzerland don't put this stuff into our water, so I've never done any research on that. Is it really that bad?
Maybe, maybe not, I suppose it depends on who you talk to. It tends to draw a lot fo attention from "our crowd". They say they put fluoride in the drinking water to help teeth, but since when did gov't care about our teeth so bad? So naturally that got peoples attention. I've talked to guys who think it's put in there to help keep people calm and lethargic.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_f...on_controversy

Fluoride is poison really, even all the toothpaste and mouthwash labels warn not to swallow. There are a number of awareness groups across the country fighting back against it being added and are actually making some headway.

http://www.fluoridealert.org/

Maybe I should be more well-read on it before I respond to a post here. I suppose it's just one of those things that I've put in the "I'll get to it at some point catagory". I'm sure someone in this group has classified it as having a higher importance and knows the deal.
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I have the "Big Berkey, in stainless steel, two filter sets each of the carbon and flouride/chemical filters. I will never look back.
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Originally Posted by benjamen View Post:
Stupid question of the day:
Does your typical filtration system filter out pathogens that cause diseases such as Giardia and Cryptosporidium? I thought you still had to at least boil the water to kill these pathogens?
Typical system? No.

LifeSaver jerrycan? Yes.

The LifeSaver filters are pretty awesome. See info posted here: http://www.lifesaversystems.com/life...saver-jerrycan

... and previous discussion about water filtration here: http://www.pmbug.com/forum/f6/fresh-water-seawater-78/
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Originally Posted by dali lambone View Post:
... I'm sure someone in this group has classified it as having a higher importance and knows the deal.

The above pokes fun at the hysteria, but honestly, flouride is a powerful oxident and nasty stuff in your body.
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The deal mentioned in the OP expires at the end of May. They have a new promotion for June with a deal on replacement filters. Same link as before:

http://www.lifesaverusa.com/dealoftheday.asp
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I don't think you can go wrong with a Big Berkey filtration system.
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Originally Posted by swissaustrian View Post:
Pardon my (probably) stupid question for the US members here:
I hear a lot of complaints about water fluoridation from people in the US. Our (state and local) governments here in Switzerland don't put this stuff into our water, so I've never done any research on that. Is it really that bad?
Hitler put fluoride in the water to keep prisoners passive.
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Sometimes the need for water hits close to home. The condo building I currently reside in had a water main blow out this weekend. The entire building is currently without water as the water main is being worked on. Talk about a sudden shtf for the local residents. I saw a guy pulling a bucket of water out of the pool!

Thank god for bottled water stored in my closet
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For anyone doing circles about whether this is the right product for them, and whether they should impulse buy (it' looks like such a kickass buy by the way):

I don't own any of the following products.

Big Berky - heard a lot about them, look to be pretty solid, some of the highest quality out there.

Price wise, I wasn't convinced on the Jerrycan. The Jerrycan really has the advantage of being insanely portable, from what I can see. So I looked up the following drip-style 10 Liter system.

Katadyn Ceradyn 3-filter drip system: $249.95, includes 3 filters. (rated for 150,000L, or 50,000L per filter)
Filter for Ceradyn price: $69.95 (x 3 = $209.95)

$249.95 + $209.95 = $459.90, not including shipping or taxes.

Man now I'm really trying not to buy the Jerrycan 10k...
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