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Survimate Filtered Water Bottle Review

  The Survimate Filtered Water Bottle: Your Hydration Source for the Outdoors   Camping, going to the gym, hiking, backpacking, and overseas travel – This is ideal for all your needs.   The SurviMate Filtered Water Bottle BPA Free with 4-Stage Integrated Filter Straw Is awesome. It is a great thing to have if you’re going on a camping trip or anywhere in the great outdoors. A portable water filtration system is a welcome convenience. Since you won’t have to...
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Watts RO System Comparison

Watts Premier RO 4 Stage vs WP Five-Stage RO System We have heard good and a little not so good about Watts RO System products. So a test was in order, to compare 2 of their products. The brand is popular and has a good track record.      Watts Premier Reverse Osmosis Overview As we know, water goes through a semi-permeable membrane in an RO filtration system.   Water treatment systems are often used in tandem with water softeners to...
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Eddy Electronic Water Descaler Uncovered.

Eddy Electronic Water Descaler – Water Softener Alternative A Water Softener Alternative that Works! The Eddy Electronic Descaler – Water Softener Alternative     When my buddy down the road told me he’d got issues with his water, I listened. His pipes were becoming clogged with scale, so his plumber suggested he spend some cash. What he recommended was a descaler.   So here’s what my buddy Greg had to say:   The Eddy Electronic Descaler does exactly what it...
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Need A Hard Water Shower Filter At Home?

Thinking Of Buying A Hard Water Shower Filter?   Buying a shower head filter is an affordable option that most people can relate to. Easier to install and a lot cheaper than a full system. Hard water can be treated with a shower water softener. There are many variations in type. Most of which you will attach the device to the showerhead and it will filter the water before it hits the spout. They are in the main designed to...
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TDS In Water – Should You Be Concerned?

TDS In Water What Levels Are Acceptable?   It’s important to know exactly what quality of water you are digesting. A good quality TDS Meter can cost under $20 and be a life saver. We recently tested several of these to see how they compared. What we feel though is, for the low price of the product and the massive advantages these give. You should have a TDS Meter in your house, to check your water. Total dissolved solids (TDS)...
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Drinking Water Vs Mineral Water In Bottles

Environmental Concerns About Drinking Water Vs Mineral Water In Bottles Did you know that by the year 2050 it’s thought that there will be a greater volume of plastic in the oceans than there will be fish? Does that thought not concern you? Think about how many millions of people still buy water in plastic bottles. Even spending just a buck a day on water, soon adds up though. The water bottle companies sell convenience, they sell water and that’s...
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Chromium 6 Water Filter Suggestions

Chromium 6 Water Filter Suggestions

The Best Chromium  6 Filter for Hexavalent Chromium in Drinking Water MultiPure MP750 Plus RO is one of the best chromium filter options for reducing chromium-6 or hexavalent chromium in drinking water. Chromium can get into drinking water from steel and pulp mills, and erosion of natural deposits of chromium-3. While they are found naturally in rocks, plants, soil, volcanic dust, humans  & animals. This harmful metal can be released to the water and soil via leakage, poor storage, or...
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Water Softener pellets or crystals, which one to choose?

Water Softener pellets or crystals, which one to choose?

Water Softener pellets or crystals compared Water is said to be “hard” when it contains a high amount of dissolved minerals. Water softeners help remove water hardness by bringing the minerals together and are, therefore, used to soften the water in our homes, business buildings, and pools. Water softeners come in either pelleted or crystal form, and choosing between these two available options can be difficult if you don’t understand the difference in their use. Why bother about minerals in...
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Why You Should Carry A Personal Water Filter In The Backcountry

Why You Should Carry A Personal Water Filter In The Backcountry

Reasons A Personal Water Filter Is Essential On The Trail We know the Importance Of Water Filtration at home, but what about outdoors? A cold mountain stream sparkles in the sunlight. At the end of a long, hot hike it is a striking temptation to drink. That clear water makes for a lovely scene, but the water most likely contains disruptive microorganisms or contaminants too small for the eye to see. There are some backcountry springs and freshwater sources that...
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Ultrafiltration What Is It?

Ultrafiltration What Is It?

Ultrafiltration 101: Processes, Uses, Costs, and Effectiveness So we bought a UF-3 Ultra Filtration System. One of the reasons was as well as removing the nasties it also reduces particulates, sand, silt sediment and rust in the water. Only 1% of the water in the world is drinkable, let’s use ultrafiltration to make more drinking water Ultrafiltration is the technical term to describe the technology of filtering water through a process that’s similar to reverse osmosis. It is commonly dubbed...
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