Infographic: Preparing Your Emergency Water Supply

How To Prepare Water For An Emergency Infographic
This simple yet comprehensive infographic gives you a basic primer on how to store or filter water in an emergency. Check it out, print it out, share it, and keep the advice in mind for your emergency preparations! Head over to our Storing Water For An Emergency 101 Guide for a more comprehensive look at what this infographic describes. For more on the types of filters recommended in the infographic, check out our Best Gravity Water Filters Guide and our Best Portable Water Filters Guide.
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Best Thermos Bottles

Best Thermos Bottles
The classic Thermos. No name in the world of beverage containers is more ubiquitous than Thermos. So commonly used, in fact, that "Thermos" was deemed a generic term. But behind it all there is still the good old original, brand-name Thermos, a company that has been churning out quality products for over a hundred years. In this round-up, we'll give our opinions in brief reviews of a range of different Thermos bottles. We'll take a look at everything from old-school-style Thermoses to the latest innovations. Distinguished by being the first company to offer insulated bottles on the market, ...
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GRAYL Water Filter Bottle Review

GRAYL Water Filter Bottle Being Filled From Lake
The GRAYL is a filter bottle with an interesting twist. Where other filter bottles rely on pumps or suction, the GRAYL has worked out a novel method. You simply fill the bottle, insert the filter, and press it down. This creates pressure which moves water up through the GRAYL bottle's advanced filter element. With a patented filter design which removes bacteria, viruses, cysts, and microscopic contaminants, the GRAYL can make water from almost any source drinkable and delicious. As we compiled this review of the GRAYL filter bottle, we had a few weeks to put it through its paces and tested ...
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Best Filtered Water Bottles Guide 2018

Best Filtered Water Bottles 2018
Filtered water bottles put the power of modern water filtration systems right in your hand. Immensely portable, these water bottles include small filter elements which are incorporated directly into the bottle itself. Powerful filter elements can purify water from the nastiest sources, removing particulates, bacteria and other harmful microorganisms, while at the same time improving the taste, odor, and clarity of your drinking water. Not only do the best filtered water bottles make your water more delicious and enjoyable to drink, they can actually be a lifesaving tool should you find yoursel...
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Alkaline Water Bottles Are Worthless

Alkaline Water Bottle With 8 Step Process
The entirety of the alkaline water bottle craze is founded on bad science and half-baked ideas. The most recent products of the age-old "magic water" myths have come home to nest in the form of all sorts of "alkalizing" devices. We take water bottles pretty seriously here at Hydration Anywhere. Almost daily we find more and more requests for reviews and information on alkalizing water bottles and all we can do is sigh and scratch our heads. You don't need an alkalizing water bottle, you don't need an alkaline water system, you don't need ionized water. It's all snake oil. Alkaline water bot...
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Storing Water For An Emergency 101 – Dos and Don’ts

Bottled Water Being Prepared For Emergency Distribution by National Guardsmen
It might seem like a simple enough thing, but storing water long-term in preparation for an emergency requires a bit of know-how. If you plan to bottle your own supply of emergency water, there are quite a few things to consider and safety precautions to help ensure your water is safe to drink when you need it most. In this guide, we'll go through a crash course on the hows and whys of proper long-term water storage. But before we begin, for those who prefer simplicity over doing it themselves, it is worth noting that an exceptional long-term water storage solution is available on the shelv...
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Do You Have Enough Water Prepared For An Emergency?

Gallons of bottled water as part of an emergency kit
When water is just a twist of the tap away, it's easy to forget what a valuable resource it truly is. Only when we find ourselves unprepared and facing an emergency do we realize how necessary it is to prepare for the very real possibility of running out of water. All of the infrastructure we rely on to provide us with clean potable water for drinking and washing can be crippled or completely shut down by emergencies like extreme weather, systems failures, and even disrupted by social and political unrest in the less stable parts of the globe. With all of this in mind, it only makes sense t...
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Hydro Flask Review

Hydro Flask in Multiple Colors with Bottles and Tumblers
Without a doubt, the Hydro Flask is one of the most enduring water bottle brands we've encountered. Founded in Bend, Oregon back in 2009 by then-dating-couple Travis Rosbach and Cindy Morse, Hydro Flask has now become a world leader in insulated stainless steel water bottles. Offering the world a high-quality stainless steel water bottle equipped with double-wall vacuum insulation, the Hydro Flask brand has expanded into something more than just a water bottle manufacturer and has cemented itself as an essential piece of equipment for an active lifestyle. Hydro Flask's path to success was n...
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Could These Tiny Plastic-Eating Caterpillars Hold The Answer To Our Trash Problem?

Plodia interpunctella Caterpillars Eating Polyethylene Film
Plastics are incredible. They are one of the most fascinating and useful inventions of the modern world. The keys I am pressing right now to type these words are made of plastic, the pen I used to take the notes for this piece was made mostly of plastic, heck, you may even be holding a piece of plastic in your hand right now in order to read this article. We just can't get enough of it. According to the New York Times, as much as 300 million tons of plastic is produced globally each year, with less than 10% of it being properly recycled. This creates a problem on a truly staggering scal...
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