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Water Purifier Pump Lets You Drink Just About Anything


If you’re planning a long trip out in the wilderness, you’re going to have to think about how you’re going to stay hydrated. One solution is to bring tons of water with you, but that stuff is heavy. Another is to simply pack the MSR Sweetwater Purifier System.

MSR’s SweetWater Purifier System gives you added protection against bacteria, protozoa, and viruses. This backcountry kit includes a SweetWater Microfilter, an 80-micron stainless-steel prefilter, two color-coded silicone hoses, foam float, Universal Bottle Adapter plus cleanside cover, cleaning brush, ViralStop Purifier Solution and stuff sack. Simply pump the water through the SweetWater purifier, then add five drops of the purifier solution per liter and wait five minutes for the purification process to complete. MSR’s water Purifier Solution inactivates 99. 99 percent of waterborne viruses, bacteria, and common protozoan parasites, so you can avoid spending your camping or traveling expedition doubled over in your tent.

There are many systems like this on the market, but MSR’s advantage is that it allegedly produces better tasting water due to the lack of bad-tasting iodine. Considering it’s only $100, it’s a worthwhile purchase for anyone serious about spending some quality time outdoors.


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Like a Fish Out Of Water: Giant Soy Sauce Water Bottle

Giant Soy Sauce Water Bottle

No, this isn’t a giant soy sauce bottle, although you can use it for that as well. It’s actually a water bottle inspired by those small, single-serving soy sauce bottles that they give you at most Japanese sushi places. It can hold up to 500 ml of your drink of choice and comes with a strap so you can guzzle soy sauce, er, water when you’re on the go.

If you’re bored, just fill it with coffee and take it with you to the office. That should be fun (and it should also ward off would-be freeloaders from drinking your stuff.)

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Beware of H2O: Scientific Side Effects Water Bottle

Scientific Side Effects Water Bottle


Water is more dangerous than you think…not. Okay, so it could be, but only if you consume hideously excessive amounts of it in a short span of time. So fool a couple of people of people who don’t really know the facts about H2O by pranking– er, gifting– them with one of these ‘Scientific Side Effects Water’ bottle. A bold warning about what happens if you drink too much water is printed on the side.

It reads: “May cause diaphoresis, micturation, and acute tissue hydration.” In normal human speak, that translates to: “May cause you to sweat, pee, and be adequately hydrated.” Doesn’t sound so dire now, does it?

It’s available online for $18.

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Solar-Powered System Extracts Drinking Water From The Air


There’s water all around you, and lots of it is in the air you breathe. Getting it out of there and into drinkable form, however, takes a bit of effort. Austrian design student Kristof Retezár has come up with an ingenious device called Fontus, which uses solar power to extract moisture from the air and funnel it into a bottle. It’s meant to be attached to a bicycle, and uses the passing wind (from the forward motion of the bike) to accelerate the extraction process, reaching speeds of 0.5L an hour. This means you could drink a standard bottle of water every for hour you cycle, given the right climactic conditions. The extraction is accomplished through the use of a Peltier Element, which features two metal plates of opposing temperatures, one hot and one cold. Running warm moist air through the cold element condenses the humidity, which then just needs to be collected.

It’s just a prototype at the moment, and there doesn’t seem to be any plans for commercialization. But the product could be very interesting for outdoors enthusiasts who might want to venture out, away from the grid, for extended periods.


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Eton Blackout Buddy Flashlight Runs On Nothing But Water

Eton Blackout Buddy H2O


When it rains, it pours. And when there’s a blackout, well, that’s seemingly the only time when you seem to have misplaced all of your batteries… batteries which you could have otherwise used to power up your flashlight. The good news is that there’s an alternative torch by Eton called the Blackout Buddy H2O.

Its name gives a clue when it comes to what it needs to power up, and it ain’t batteries. Yep, you got that right: this handy flashlight needs nothing but water to run. Just put the Blackout Buddy into a cup that’s filled with water and boom, you’ve got light. It can provide up to 72 hours of illumination, which should hopefully be more than enough. The best part? It retails for only $10.

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Drinkable Book Purifies Water, Saves Lives

Drinkable Book


Water is something a lot of us take for granted, considering how vast populations all across the world still don’t have access to clean water, even in this day and age. A lot of organizations are trying to change this or at least come up with concepts to help people in those areas get clean water.

One of these is the Drinkable Book. It isn’t exactly a book you can drink, because that simply doesn’t make sense; rather, it’s a book with pages on the inside that can be torn and used to filter water. The filter paper is effective in weeding out contaminants and bacteria that cause a range of waterborne diseases like cholera and typhoid.

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Thirsty? Eat This: Ooho Water Blobs

Ooho Water Blob

Water bottles add to the bulk of trash that’s already overflowing in most landfills. Thing is, people still need their hydration on the go and some just can’t be bothered with water jugs. The alternative? These edible blobs filled with water created up by three London-based industrial design students Rodrigo García González, Pierre Paslier, and Guillaume Couche.

It’s called the Ooho and it’s a membrane made up of a compound formed from brown algae and calcium chloride. The gel-like substance is able to hold water and eliminates the need for non-biodegradable containers because, as mentioned earlier, it’s edible.

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BluFit Connected Water Bottle: A Solution For A Problem That Doesn’t Exist?


You’re thirsty, you drink. It’s simple, right? Well, that’s how we see it anyway. But it turns out that staying properly hydrated can be a little more complex. For one, once you’re thirsty, it’s a sign you’ve probably already waited a bit too long and your body has fallen to suboptimal hydration levels. The BluFit bottle aims to help you stay full of water at all times, even if you’re too distracted to notice you’ve turned into human jerky. A sensor in the cap keeps track of how much water is dispensed, and an app informs you of your drinking habits. If the time comes for you to have a swig (based on your previously entered age, gender and other details), lights on the outside of the bottle will go off, as well as send notifications to your phone.

There are lots of other things the bottle does, like provide you with metrics of your drinking habits. We’re not entirely convinced this is a necessary product, but we suppose that some people could be a little lackadaisical in their hydration routines. If you want your own BluFit, you’re going to have to pledge $49 towards its Indiegogo campaign.

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Shower Head Prompts People to Take Shorter Showers, Saves Water

Uji Shower

How long is a typical shower for you? Seven minutes is apparently ideal. At least, that’s the figure that Uji’s inventors are working with. But first thing’s first, what’s Uzi? It’s a shower head with a built-in lighting system. The light turns from green to red in a span of seven minutes, which basically signals the person bathing to wrap things up (and wrap himself or herself in a towel!)

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