A couple of weeks ago we wrote a post on the personal water filter, a mini water filter that lets you drink water straight out of a stream and in the process, cleaning the water. The Lifesaver bottle uses the same idea of filtering water from streams and lakes, without the need of carrying heavy and expensive bottled water on treks in the wild or in disaster zones where clean drinking water is not available.
The Lifesaver portable water filtration bottle was developed by Michael Pritchard in 2007, in response to the 2004 tsunami and hurricane Katrina – which lead to a shortage of clean drinking water.
The Lifesaver bottle filters water without the use of chemicals, boiling, iodine tablets, and long wait times. The filtration system removes water-borne viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites, and other pathogens. The bottle has a 750 ml capacity, and a full bottle of water is cleaned in under a minute. The Lifesaver bottle comes with a replaceable filter cartridge that can filter up to 4,000 liters (1,056 US gallons) of water and shuts off the filter when the cartridge has expired.
To filter water using the Lifesaver bottle, simply find a source of water and fill the bottle with it. The pre-filter disc at the top of the bottle prevents any big objects such as twigs, gravel, and mud from entering the bottle. Next step is to pump the bottle and you have clean drinking water, pretty simple. The water can be drank straight out of the bottle through the teat at the top, or stored for later use in a separate container. See the video below on how the bottle works.
The Lifesaver Bottle is a great invention and has been used in 3rd world countries, in disaster zones, and by countless explorers in the wild. Whether you’re preparing for an expedition through the Amazon jungle or are making an emergency kit, the Lifesaver bottle is a must have. Learn more about the company on their official .