Monday, June 4, 2012
Don't Forget the Water
When Sir Knight and I bought bare land, the first thing our folks advised us to do was drill a well. We could live without electricity, we could live without a regular house, but what we couldn't live without was water. And so we drilled. Two wells, 895 feet and 9 days of nerve wracking agony and we finally hit water. Although it cost more than triple the amount we had budgeted for a well, we had a strong supply of clean, fresh, mountain water. And we have never regretted it. Without water, there ceases to be life.
As we prepare for the worst of times, we have tried to cover all our bases. One gaping hole in our overall plan has been a water purification system. We had looked at many options, but held back due to the cost and the requirements of consumable filters. We wanted something a little more versatile, portable and effective. We have finally found that filter. Our newest sponsor, Ecogreen Energy, LLC, (their button is on the upper right-hand side of the blog) has the water filter we have been looking for. It is not only eminently portable, it assembles in a snap and extracts pure drinking water from any water source. It was originally designed by the University of Alabama to solve water problems in developing countries and removes salt (yes, it is a desalination unit), pesticides, uranium, fluoride and even radioactive isotopes from contaminated water sources. As far as we can tell, it is the ultimate survival water purification unit.
Ecogreen has many different filter configurations to suit every need, including options for those choosing to bug-out on their sailing boat. They offer quantity discounts (for prepping/survival groups) and competitive pricing. Ecogreen just may be the answer to your water purification needs.
When preparing for TEOTWAWKI, whatever you do, don't forget the water!