Last Minute Stocking Stuffers!

              Are you in a crunch this holiday season? With Christmas, Hanukah, and Kwanzaa just around the corner we want to make sure that your stockings are stuffed this holiday. The stocking stuffer is that chance to surprise your family and friends with something small and a bit unexpected. The following appropriately sized and health conscious gifts are sure to delight and surprise any member of your family!

 KOR Delta Sawgrass Green Water Bottle

The KOR line of water bottles is known for its commitment to sustainable hydration. The sleek design of this water bottle combined with its BPA free construction makes it a fun, environmentally friendly gift. The KOR water bottle comes with two message stones. These stones are small disks with motivational messages that can easily be slipped underneath the water bottles cap. Provide your loved one with the gift of a fun, sleek, sustainable water bottle. They also come in a variety of colors and models!

   Plane Clean Air Filter

Do your loved ones travel frequently? Surprise and delight them with a plane clean air filter. The perfect size for a stocking stuffer, this air filter easily attaches to the overhead nozzle in any airplane. This filter will remove 99.5% of all bacteria and viruses in your airstream. This filter will last up to 5 flights and will protect your loved ones from the negative health effects associated with flying.

     Katadyn MyBottle Water Microfilter- White Splash

                For the hiker in your life consider the Kayadyn MyBottle Water Microfilter. Katadyn is widely known and respected among outdoor enthusiasts. The MyBottle is the only advanced personal water filtration system approved by the EPA. This personal filtration system will turn water from lakes, springs, streams and rivers into clean, drinkable water. Perfect for the camping aficianado!

Vicks Starry Night Cool Moisture Humidifier

             Children will love the Starry Night Cool Moisture Humidifier. While providing clean, cool moist air for your young one, this humidifier also features a starry night projector. Turn any room into a starry night sky that will delight your young one. This fun and functional humidifier will help prevent and cure cough and colds during the winter season.

 Vapur Anti Bottle Water Bottle

Your little girl will love the hot pink Vapur Water Bottle! The perfect size for her stocking, this reusable water bottle is flexible and collapsible. This bottle will fit inside lunchboxes, purses, and backpacks. The caribiner clip makes it easily attachable. This bottle comes in many fun colors and is dishwasher safe and freezable.

 These fun stocking sized gifts will complete your holiday gift giving this year. For the health conscious person in your life, these stocking stuffers will make their holiday!

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!

Water filter for rotting corpse particles?

Corpse found in water tankThe dead body of an Indonesian maid was found in the rooftop water tank of a residential building in Singapore, a few days ago. A Bangladeshi man has been arrested in connection with the case; he was seen choking her. It is believed that they were in an intimate relationship, and both were seen arguing on the morning her body was found. The case has been classified as a murder by the police, but the exact cause of death has not been determined.

All of those details seem trivial, however, in light of this significance: her corpse may have tainted the drinking water of 700 residents. One resident reported seeing white bubbles in her water while bathing her children. Doctors recommended boiling the water prior to consumption, in order to kill any bacteria or other pathogens present from the corpse, but I’m not sure that I could stomach the thought of drinking water tainted by a dead body, boiled or not.

Incidents like these are few and far between, so I don’t think that a mass manufacture of water filters designed to remove rotting corpse particles would be necessary. (We already have filters that will remove radioactive particles – perhaps they will filter dead body remnants as well…) I’m curious, though, as to what our readers would do in this situation. Boil the water and drink it? Purchase bottled water until the tank is cleaned and sterilized? Buy a Katadyn emergency water filter? Or move out of the building altogether?

With news of more frequent natural disasters, dead bodies found in residential water tanks, and reports of a potential zombie apocalypse from the CDC, now might be a good time to get prepared for the days ahead. We suggest you start by reviewing our post on “How to Survive the Apocalypse with Filters Fast,” as well as our article on Emergency Water Purification.