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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

Belgin's Run Tract 1
Belgin's Run Tract 1 Bull's Gap, Tennessee

Belgin's Run Tract 1 - 10.3 Acres

$43,700
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
Goose Creek Estates Tract E
Goose Creek Estates Tract E Sunbright, Tennessee

5.11 acres with nice views in Morgan County, TN

$33,700
Burrville Rd. Tract 7
Burrville Rd. Tract 7 Sunbright, Tennessee

This 1.05 acres is located on Burrville Rd just a few minutes from Sunbright TN. This property is wooded and on a hillside. Mobile Homes and Modular Homes are not permitted. There is no minimum (...)

$16,400
Golf Course Lot. Fairfield Glade
Golf Course Lot. Fairfield Glade Fairfield Glade, Tennessee

Golf course lot in Fairfield Glade community. Cul-de-sac lot overlooks fairway of golf course. There is also a stream flowing through this property.

$29,700
Goose Creek Estates Tract C
PENDING
Goose Creek Estates Tract C Sunbright, Tennessee

5.03 acres ideal for homesteading and an off grid life with nice views of surrounding ridges. This land has a good amount of level terrain near the road and rolls back to where it drops down to a wet (...)

$33,700
Burrville Rd. Tract 5
Burrville Rd. Tract 5 Sunbright, Tennessee

This 2.04 acres is located on Burrville Rd just a few minutes from Sunbright TN. This property is wooded and on a hillside. Mobile Homes and Modular Homes are not permitted. There is no minimum (...)

$21,500
Goose Creek Estates Tract 34
Goose Creek Estates Tract 34 Sunbright, Tennessee

Goose Creek -Tract 34, is a property suitable for campers and tiny homes. This property can also be used for homesteading and farming. It is off grid, well-hidden and remote. Please contact us to (...)

$25,555
Sugar Island Tract A
Sugar Island Tract A Sugar Island, Michigan

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

$29,700
Paint Rock Creek Tract 35
Paint Rock Creek Tract 35 Huntsville, Tennessee

This is a beautiful 5.02 acre tract nestled deep within a mountain hollow. The property has Paint Rock Creek running through it. The terrain is fairly mountainous and would be an amazing setting for (...)

$41,700
Cedar Shores Tract 4
Cedar Shores Tract 4 Harrogate, Tennessee

11 acres on the beautiful Powell River. Bring your fishing pole or set off on a kayaking adventure. This property would be an ideal recreational getaway that your family and friends can enjoy for (...)

$54,100
Norris View Tract 2
PENDING
Norris View Tract 2 Maynardville, Tennessee

5.56 acres with power in Maynardville, TN

$29,400
Goose Creek Estates Tract 33
Goose Creek Estates Tract 33 Sunbright, Tennessee

Goose Creek -Tract 33, is a property suitable for campers and tiny homes. This property can also be used for homesteading and farming. It is off grid, well-hidden and remote. Please contact us to (...)

$25,555
Goose Creek Estates Tract I
Goose Creek Estates Tract I Sunbright, Tennessee

Goose Creek - Tract I - 9.21 acres - Pictures coming soon! Contact us before everyone finds out about these new tracts!

$43,400
Morning Glory
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Morning Glory Oneida, Tennessee

69 Acres, Scott County, TN - If you'd like a large, private, self sustaining tract then this might be one of the best tracts out there. At 69 acres, this property is massive and its unique topology (...)

$165,000
Paint Rock Creek Tract 36
Paint Rock Creek Tract 36 Huntsville, Tennessee

This is a beautiful 5.14 acre tract nestled deep within a mountain hollow with a small pond. The property has Paint Rock Creek running through it. The terrain is fairly mountainous and would be an (...)

$42,700
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
Goose Creek Estates Tract 29
Goose Creek Estates Tract 29 Sunbright, Tennessee

Goose Creek - Tract 29

$38,700
Goose Creek Estates Tract H
Goose Creek Estates Tract H Sunbright, Tennessee

Goose Creek - Tract H - Pictures coming soon! Contact us before everyone finds out about these new tracts!

$31,700
Grimsley Hills Tract 22
PENDING
Grimsley Hills Tract 22 Grimsley, Tennessee

Mobile Homes and Modulars of 700 square foot are allowed. City water and electric at road. Approved for septic. Level and wooded on a dead end road.

$9,700
Cedar Shores Tract 1
Cedar Shores Tract 1 Harrogate, Tennessee

Great recreational land in East Tennessee with owner financing. This property fronts the Powell River and also borders a state wildlife management area.

$89,300
Cedar Shores Tract 3
Cedar Shores Tract 3 Harrogate, Tennessee

18.32 acres on the beautiful Powell River. Bring your fishing pole or set off on a kayaking adventure. This property would be an ideal recreational getaway that your family and friends can enjoy (...)

$69,800
Collinwood Tract 13
Collinwood Tract 13 Waynesboro, Tennessee

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

$29,700
Burrville Rd. Tract 6
Burrville Rd. Tract 6 Sunbright, Tennessee

This 1.95 acres is located on Burrville Rd just a few minutes from Sunbright TN. This property is hilly with some level places. This property is completely wooded. Mobile Homes and Modular Homes are (...)

$23,700
Rebel Farms Tract 7
PENDING
Rebel Farms Tract 7 Sneedville, Tennessee

5.29 Acres - Private, wooded land with great views, a small spring and power.

$29,800
Paint Rock Creek Tract 7
Paint Rock Creek Tract 7 Huntsville, Tennessee

5.32 acres with massive rock outcroppings, power and great views!

$27,700
Goose Creek Estates Tract F
Goose Creek Estates Tract F Sunbright, Tennessee

5.34 acres in Morgan County, TN.

$33,700
Powell River Estates Tract 135
Powell River Estates Tract 135 Speedwell, Tennessee

242' of frontage on Norris Lake / Powell River. Great Fishing. Bring your RV or build a cabin!

$42,700
Goose Creek Estates Tract G
Goose Creek Estates Tract G Sunbright, Tennessee

Goose Creek - Tract G - Pictures coming soon! Contact us before everyone finds out about these new tracts!

$30,200
Wildcat Ridge Tract 1
PENDING
Wildcat Ridge Tract 1 Somerset, Kentucky

Very private setting with a seasonal stream

$29,800
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
Keel Mountain 12.57 Acres
Keel Mountain 12.57 Acres Gurley, Alabama

12.57 Acres - Nice Alabama land for development off of Range Rd on Keel mountain. Plenty of usable land and has been pre-engineered for a 34 lot subdivision. This property sits very nicely and has (...)

$176,500

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