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Portable Water Filter - When Would I Need One?

By Jeff Wise March 10, 2020

When talking about a portable water filtration system, many people automatically think of hiking, camping, survival or doomsday scenarios.

There is nothing wrong with that because those are all legitimate reasons to own a portable water filter.

But there are more reasons to own a system like this.

Let's explore why it's wise to consider a water filtration system like this no matter who you are and what you do.

Best Portable Water Filter

Types of Systems and Situations

Depending on your idea of portable water filters, there are a couple different types of systems you can own.

One is a hand-held water bottle. Berkey calls this the Sport Berkey.

It is small and can go with you wherever you go. It’s very convenience for day trips or family outings. But it’s also great in an emergency situation.

Another portable water filtration option is a system, like the Big Berkey. This is a larger system that holds 2.25 gallons and stands 19.25 inches tall.

Although it’s much larger than the Sport Berkey, the Big Berkey is also portable, as it can be easily stored and transported for trips or in emergency situations.

Portable Water Filter – Why Me and Why Now?

This is the question that arises especially for the typical suburban family. After all, isn't the water from your sink safe?

Isn't the restaurant where you pay $50 per meal giving you safe water to drink? Guess again!

I wrote an article about three hundred pollutants in your water according to official testing.

The Environmental Working Group reviewed more than 20 million water records and found disinfection byproducts, nitrate, arsenic, fluoride and even a fuel additive.

This is all in addition to chlorine, heavy metals, and pesticides. Most restaurants use the same tap water that comes to your house.

Sometimes it's worse because they get it right from their dirty sinks and also through the soda machine.

You know, the little tab labeled "water" which has 14 other flavors mixed in.

It's really gross when you think about it. The "why you" part is because it affects everyone and these contaminants will affect your health. What about “why now?”

Despite the candid reporting from the Environmental Working Group, nothing has been done to ensure your city is providing pure water.

Some cities are voting out fluoride and that's really great, but many people are still gulping pesticides and mercury. For this reason, you need the best portable water filter available.

Portable Water Filtration

You can use a portable water filter any day at any time. In my personal experience, I've used one overseas, at work, in restaurants, theme parks and the zoo.

Those are just a few examples, but I believe you are starting to get the point.

Many of these places provide free water so all you need to do is pour the water in your special bottle and you're good to go.

Don't worry about what other people will think when you do this. In reality, nobody cares you have a water filter bottle and they are probably curious and wishing they had one too.

When asked, I usually just say it's a special water filter bottle and smile. I only bring up information about contaminated water if they ask.

You can fit a water bottle in your bag, backpack, and even just carry it with you.

The whole purpose of portable water filter is to drink pure and healthy water and you would need one for just about any situation.

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