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Top Factors to Consider in Water Filtration

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Approximately 70% of Earth is covered in water. Good ole H2O!
It is certainly one of the most important factors of self-sufficiency and emergency preparedness, especially with the necessity of hydration to human existence. Yet, we take it for granted on so many levels.
Our bodies are made up of about the same percentage of water as our planet and it affects almost every system we have, especially brain function. The Mayo Clinic says, "Water flushes toxins out of vital organs, carries nutrients to your cells and provides a moist environment for ear, nose and throat tissues. Lack of water can lead to dehydration, a condition that occurs when you don't have enough water in your body to carry out normal functions. Even mild dehydration can drain your energy and make you tired." It is suggested that we drink up to three liters of beverage per day preferably water.
However, the quality of that water is also of concern to our families. There are several factors to consider when choosing water filtration and purification methods for your preparedness needs, including know what compounds should be filtered.

What can be filtered out?

According to the specific situation, there could be a number of contaminants in the water available on your property. Those include recognizable items, such as chlorine, radon, chloroform, and the e-coli bacteria. Along with a many others, filters can also remove nitrates, nitrites, dust, silt, sediment and heavy metals, like lead, mercury, aluminum, chromium, cadmium, and copper. These contaminants can cause a number of issues like liver, kidney, and respiratory disorders.

Considerations

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Many types of filters and purifiers are on the market now from personal devices to take camping or whole-house models and everything in between.
There are factors of design to ponder including materials used, dimensions of the filter, output of clean water, and storage. The best materials for these products are BPA-free hard plastics and stainless steel. When considering the dimensions needed, determine where the system will be used. Evaluating the amount of output and availability of storage while comparing that to the estimated use will also help in the process of deciding the best filtration methods and products for your clean water needs.
Ensuring your family has clean drinking water especially during an emergency situation is essential to survival.

Filtering

If you enjoy do it yourself projects, you can build something similar to this:
http://www.homestead.org/TedPraast/SandFilter/Filter.htm

Another great article, which includes commercially available filters:
http://www.backwoodshome.com/articles2/lewis144.html

If you only want to filter the water you drink, here is a great solution:
http://www.homesteadgeneralstore.com/HomeKitchen/Homesteading/water-filters

 

 

 

Featured Land For Sale By Owner

White Water Paradise 33 Acres
White Water Paradise 33 Acres Deer Lodge, Tennessee

33.93 Acres - Huge chunk of East Tennessee acreage for sale by owner with many water features and great privacy.

$219,100
Trails End Tract 2
SOLD
Trails End Tract 2 Clarkrange, Tennessee

3.5 acres with creek at the bottom of the hill. This is a unrestricted tract and has access to city water and electricity. This property is pre-approved for septic. Some flat spots are cleared on (...)

$22,300
Goose Creek Estates Tract 49
PENDING
Goose Creek Estates Tract 49 Sunbright, Tennessee

Goose Creek - Tract 49

$93,000
5 acres with small stream
SOLD
5 acres with small stream Twinton, Tennessee

NO BUILDING RESTRICTIONS! 5+ acres with small stream in a VERY secluded location.

$27,100
Gibson Station Tract 2
Gibson Station Tract 2 Ewing, Virginia

This 4.6 acres of land is located only 5 minutes from the National Park. It has a private setting on a dead end road with a crystal clear stream running through the property. This would be a great (...)

$23,700
Bailey Hollow Tract 6
SOLD
Bailey Hollow Tract 6 Tazewell, Tennessee

Breathtaking views of the mountains!

$35,300
White Creek Acres Tract 16
White Creek Acres Tract 16 Deer Lodge , Tennessee

White Creek Acres is a gated community located along the rolling hills of the Cumberland Plateau. This restricted 5.75 acre tract has over 100 feet of road frontage at the end of a road that ends in (...)

$59,500
Beech Knob 43 Acre Tract
Beech Knob 43 Acre Tract Gurley, Alabama

43.72 Acres - Large piece of owner financed land right outside of Huntsville Alabama with two small waterfalls and a cavern.

$103,700
Collinwood Tract 13
Collinwood Tract 13 Waynesboro, Tennessee

Lots of road frontage on state hwy, possible commercial location.

$29,700
Sugar Island Tract D
Sugar Island Tract D Sugar Island, Michigan

9.93 Acres on Sugar Island, Michigan - Land in a very secluded location with road frontage.

$29,700
Collinwood Tract 8
Collinwood Tract 8 Collinwood, Tennessee

1 acre with shop.

$27,600
Bear Valley Tract 2
Bear Valley Tract 2 Sevierville, Tennessee

Bear Valley lot 2 is a .884 acre lot located in Sevierville,TN. This property has a septic system for a 1 bedroom. This property is very hilly and has mountain views. Located on a dead end road in (...)

$29,700
Grimsley Hills Tract 28
Grimsley Hills Tract 28 Grimsley, Tennessee

Residential and or Commercial Tract with frontage on US-127, home of the Worlds Longest Yard Sale. Have your business and your home on the same property!

$37,700
Sandy Gap Tract 34
SOLD
Sandy Gap Tract 34 Somerset, Kentucky

7.48 acres with year round creek, very secluded setting surrounded by National Forest.

$34,800
Grimsley Estates Tract 2B
Grimsley Estates Tract 2B Grimsley, Tennessee

Here we have a nicely laid tract of land that is very desirable. This 2.0 acre unrestricted tract has nice trees on it with access to power water and internet. This tract is perfect for a investor or (...)

$22,100
Goose Creek Estates Tract 25
Goose Creek Estates Tract 25 Sunbright, Tennessee

Tract 25 is 5.03 acres and is located in the Morgan County side of Sunbright. This property is unrestricted and suitable for campers. This tract is suitable for off grid homesteading and good for (...)

$33,700
Falcon Crest Tract 6
Falcon Crest Tract 6 Huntsville, Alabama

Location Location Location and Views Views Views

$89,900
Falcon Crest Tract 3
Falcon Crest Tract 3 Gurley, Alabama

3.95 Acres - Nice mountain land off of Blowing Cave Rd with awesome bluff views. Build your dream house on this Alabama owner financed land and have views that will make your friends jealous! Just (...)

$114,900
Falcon Crest Tract 2
Falcon Crest Tract 2 Gurley, Alabama

3.03 Acres - Perfect land for a dream home. Build a cantilevered deck off of the bluff and have an entertaining capability that no one else could match. Treat your guests to views like they've never (...)

$89,500
Wilder Acres Tract 1B
Wilder Acres Tract 1B Wilder, Tennessee

6.43 Acres - Hilly land with creek flowing through property.

$34,900
Falcon Crest 57 Acre Tract
Falcon Crest 57 Acre Tract Huntsville, Alabama

57 Acres - Only 20 minutes from Downtown Huntsville, very private, varied terrain and owner financing.

$165,000