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1Sep/090

Purebot Plastic Water Bottle: The Only Safe One?

plastipure-purebot-bottleHydrapak, a company that produces hydration packs and gel-pack bottles for serious sports competitors recently announced the Purebot plastic bottle. Supposedly the Purebot bottle, which is made with PlastiPure technology is the "first plastic reusable water bottle that is completely free of estrogenic activity, otherwise known as EA. EA, a common byproduct of plastic manufacturing has been linked to health problems especially in women and young children.

The Purebot is designed to be used in applications with a bottle holder, such as on your bicycle, but could be used as a "regular" reusable water bottle.

Details:

  • Capacity: 24oz
  • Screw Top Lid
  • Price: $9.99 ea, or 3 for $24.99
  • Where to Buy: hydrapak.com

Plastic bottle health concerns has been in the news a lot lately, and even alternative metal bottles by companies such as SIGG are not immune. And, as evidenced by companies such as SIGG, we may not be told of the problems until later, even if known.

This just makes me wonder, will the new Purebot be truly safe, or will there be concerns found later? If this truly is safer, at $9.99 you could afford to outfit your entire family with a new one for each day of the year, even after giving a few to your housekeepers and butlers.

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31Aug/090

Element Four Watermill: Make Your Own Water

element-four-watermillElement Four's Watermill is due to ship to residential customers in "September or October" and you can reserve your spot on the production list for only $25.

One key factor to remember about the Watermill is that it isn't meant to produce water for your entire household usage such as shower and toilet usage - only for drinking and cooking. With that in mind, the 2.9 gallons that it can produce on a daily basis should be more than adequate for most households.

Details:

  • Price: $995 (introductory)
  • Water Production: 2.9 gallons per day
  • Where to Buy: elementfour.com

Making your own drinking water may sound a bit extreme when you don't really need to, but it actually could be useful. Here's a few scenarios in which you might want to consider your own water-producing machine:

  • You distrust your local water supply. Typically they are government run, and of course we know how much we all trust the governments of this world.
  • Water quality where you live is poor, even with filtration.
  • You don't have access to a fresh water supply. Maybe it's your private dive shack in the Caribbean, or a remote hunting cabin. Either way, you probably have to haul your water with you, until now.
  • Disaster preparedness. Storing water is a pain, and you may still run out. Hook up one of these magic boxes to a solar panel and you're golden.

The Watermill will be sold at $995 to the first 5000 pre-orders, although my guess is you probably won't see a huge price jump after the initial batch. Maybe a few hundred dollars, but really what difference would that make since even at twice the price it's a good deal.

   

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