Enjoy Fresh, Clean Water- Even While Camping!

Thinking of going camping this fall season? Across the country the leaves have changed and there are a multitude of beautiful colors to be seen.  The cool, crisp air means less bugs and clear night skies full of stars. If you, like me, are not THRILLED at the prospect of sleeping outside and not having clean fresh water to drink, the following products will save the day.

 

Katadyn MyBottle Water Purifier- Blue Splash

This sleek and stylish Katadyn water bottle does more than simply hold water. This water bottle features a personal filtration system directly inside the bottle. The built in virustat and cyst filter will remove bacteria, viruses, cysts and other impurities from virtually all fresh water sources. In addition, the carbon cartridge removes chemicals, making your water taste better. The MyBottle is even registered with the United States Environmental Protection Agency for its efficiency at removing impurities.

Use the Katadyn MyBottle to filter the following water sources:

1)      Lakes

2)      Ponds

3)      Rivers

4)      Streams

Katadyn Mini Ultralight Series Microfilter- Black

                The Katadyn Mini Ultralight Microfilter is ideal for camping and hiking. This filter removes protozoa, cysts, sediment, dirt, viruses, spores dirt and bacteria down to 0.2 microns in size. This microfilter has a 2,000 gallon capacity before needing a filter replacement. Weighing less than a pound, this easy to carry filtration system is great when you do not have a readily available fresh water source.

Klean Kanteen 18 oz Bottle & Loop Cap- Red

    The Kleen Kanteen 18 oz Bottle is BPA free and is manufactured out of the highest quality stainless steel. This is an eco friendly alternative to bringing a 24 pack of bottled water to your next camping trip. The convenient loop cap makes it easy to attach to backpacks and camping equipment.  This water bottle comes in a variety of colors.

 Nite Ize Carbiner, Klean Kanteen S-Biner # 3

         The Kleen Kanteen Carbiner will make it easy for you and your family to attach your Kleen Kanteen water bottle to belts, backpacks and camping equipment. Manufactured out of the same stainless steel as your Kleen Kanteen water bottle, two snaps is all it takes to bring your bottle everywhere you need it to go.

 

Vapur Anti Bottle Water Bottle- Pink 16 oz.

Perfect for the little campers in your party,  this reusable water bottle  features a space saving design. They are extremely flexible and almost completely collapsible, making this water bottle ideal when you are tight on space. The matching clip on the water bottle makes it easy to clip onto hiking bags and camping equipment. This water bottle is made out of BPA free plastic and holds 16 ounces.

 

 

With these easy to use products, you can be sure that your next camping and hiking trip will be a great success!

Eight Unique Christmas Gift Ideas from Filters Fast

unique Christmas gift

This Christmas, give the gifts of clean air and water.

If you want to avoid the stress of Christmas shopping in crowded malls, yet still end up with the perfect, unique gifts for your loved ones, you’ve come to the right place. This Christmas, give the gifts of clean water and clean air with Filters Fast.

You may be thinking – “filters?” Okay so maybe getting a six-pack of 3M Filtrete Ultra Allergen Air Filters is a bit like getting socks for Christmas. It doesn’t sound all that exciting on the surface to receive a water filter or air filter as a gift. But there are a few “hidden gems” on our website that maybe you hadn’t thought of giving as gifts this holiday season. I can even guarantee we have something appropriate for all ages. Wrap up any one of these filters in shiny wrapping paper, and I’m willing to bet you’ll get a better reaction than you’d get if you wrapped up a pair of socks. And if you wait until the last minute like most people, socks may be the only gifts left…

Sprite Baby Shower Water Filter

Sprite Baby Shower Water Filter

You didn’t believe me when I said we had something appropriate for all ages, did you? The Sprite Baby Shower may not mean much to your infant or toddler right now, but they’ll be thanking you later on in life when they are old enough to understand that you’ve helped save them from a lifetime of the respiratory ailments, dry skin, and itchy scalp that are caused by prolonged exposure to chlorine in the shower. This shower water filter attaches easily to the kitchen sink faucet to make bathing your infant in clean, chlorine-free water even easier. Later, when they’re “all grown up”, you can detach the shower arm and reattach it to any existing shower head in your home.

Crane Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifiers

Filters Fast carries these in several designs, great for nurseries or children’s rooms; choose between Sponge Bob, Elephant, Frog or Hello Kitty. As with the Sprite Baby Shower, your child will be thanking you later for saving them from chapped lips, nose bleeds and dry skin, as well as cold and flu symptoms associated with low humidity.

Vapur Anti-Bottle Water Bottle

Vapur Anti Bottle Water Bottle

The Vapur Bottle is a foldable, collapsable, reusable water bottle (or should we say, pouch that holds water?). Filters Fast currently carries it in six fun colors that your teen is sure to love. It easily attaches to any backpack or purse and may be folded to fit in your pocket when empty. Send your child off to school with one of these, and they’ll be the envy of all the other kids. After all, reusable bottles are way cooler than plastic water bottles these days.

Watersafe Science Project Water Test Kit

Watersafe Science Project Water Test Kit

Don’t worry, adults – we do have gifts for you as well, and we’ll be getting to those soon. But here’s another one for the kids. Filters Fast carries the Watersafe Science Project Kit in two sizes: 4-pack and 10-pack, allowing you to test multiple water samples at once. The kit is easy enough for elementary students, yet scientifically sophisticated enough for high school science projects or experiments. It even comes with a suggested project outline and data sheet. Results are easily transferred to posters or charts for student presentations. If you want to give an educational gift to a child you know, I don’t think it gets any better than this.

Katadyn MyBottle Water Purifiers

Vapur bottles are great for the young (and young-at-heart) but if you’re looking for something more sophisticated and high tech, these reusable bottles come with built-in filtration technology that will make just about any water source safe within minutes. Dip this bottle into a nearby lake or stream while hiking, or use it to filter tap water that has been declared unsafe, and I’m willing to bet you’d be okay. The Katadyn MyBottle Water Purifier filters 99.99 percent of waterborne viruses, bacteria, and protozoa, bringing you safe water, even in the most extreme emergencies. We even listed Katadyn among our top picks for emergency filters that will help you survive the apocalypse. If you know someone who loves hiking but doesn’t want to haul 20 plastic bottles of water through the wilderness, this is a great gift. You can’t lose with Katadyn water filters.

Kleen Kanteen Reusable Water BottlesKleen Kanteen Wide Mouth Insulated Reusable Stainless Steel Water Bottle

These don’t have built-in filters, but they are some of the most popular reusable bottles out there. With the Kleen Kanteen Wide-Mouth insulated bottle, you can add ice or even fruit slices to your beverage. It also keeps hot beverages like coffee hot for hours, making it a great gift for coffee lovers. The wide mouth opening makes it easy to clean, and because it’s composed of stainless steel, it doesn’t retain the taste or odor of any food or beverage. Even the inside of the caps are made of stainless steel, so that no harmful plastic ever touches your water.

Brita Water Pitchers

Brita Grand Water Filter Pitcher

Brita Pitchers come in a variety of sizes, styles and colors. These water filter pitchers significantly reduce chlorine and other impurities in your drinking water. They fit conveniently inside the refrigerator, providing you with cold, clear, filtered water whenever you need it and are great for entertaining guests. Most Brita pitchers come with a built-in filter life indicator that lets you know when it’s time to change your filter. These are some of the most popular water filters on the market. You can’t go wrong when you give a Brita water pitcher filter as a Christmas gift.

Dog It” and “Cat It” Fresh and Clear Pet Water Fountains

Dog It Fresh and Clear Pet Water Fountain

That’s right folks. We even have the perfect gifts for your pets. These pet water fountains constantly recirculate water to provide cool, clear, filtered water for your dog or cat. A special foam portion collects debris such as food, hair, dirt, fur, sediment and other large particles, while the activated carbon filter reduces impurities like chlorine from your pet’s drinking water. Pamper your pet this holiday season, with a Hagen Fresh and Clear Pet Water Fountain!

How to Stay Healthy When You Travel

If you travel a lot, it’s important to stay healthy, and Filters Fast is here to help. Here are some unique ways that you can stay healthy when you’re on the go:

1. Stay in one of Hyatt’s hypoallergenic hotel rooms:

Hyatt Hotels will introduce 2,000 new hypoallergenic rooms in 125 different hotels across the country by the end of this year. These rooms are perfect for people with asthma, allergies or other respiratory sensitivities. They feature amenities that ensure cleaner air for guests, including hypoallergenic mattress covers and pillow cases and medical-grade air purifiers that remove 98 percent of airborne viruses, pollen and bacteria.

2. Use a Plane Clean Air Filter while in flight

Air on a plane is constantly recirculated, meaning all of the viruses and bacteria in the air are redistributed throughout the cabin over and over again. If you end up sitting next to someone who’s a little under the weather, you’ll be more at risk.  Protect yourself from these pathogens with a Plane Clean Air Filter. These attach easily to the overhead nozzle in most planes and remove 99.5 percent of all bacteria and viruses in the air stream.

3. Don’t forget your Filtered Water Bottle

When you’re away from home, you never really know how clean the water you’re drinking is. We have several options for travelers to get access to clean, filtered water, no matter where you are. The Katadyn MyBottle Water Microfilter is a personal water bottle with a filter that is easily inserted and reduces 99.99 percent of all bacteria and cysts as well as other contaminants, bad tastes and odors. This is great to have if you’re traveling to another country where the tap water is considered unsafe to drink. If you simply want to remove the chlorine taste from water that you know has been municipally treated, the 16 oz Filters Fast Filtered Water Bottle will do the job.

Now of course there are other “common-sense” ways to stay healthy while you travel: eat healthy, stay hydrated, take advantage of the fitness room at the hotel, and wash your hands frequently. But now you have a few other items you can add to your list that you may not have known about. Before your next trip, be sure to visit FiltersFast.com so you can try some of these out. We’d love to hear your feedback!