First we will
look at solar purifiers that can be used to provide clean drinking
water, and then we will take a look at products that can be used to
clean your pool or pond water.
No emergency or survival
kit can be considered complete unless it includes a solar water
purifier, also known as a solar
still. A solar water purifier allows
you to purify and clean almost any type of liquid and turn it into
clean drinking water using only the power of the sun.
With a solar
still you can purify saltwater or seawater, dirty freshwater,
rainwater, stagnant ponds, and these devices can even be used to clean
your own urine to make it safe to drink. They can even be used in the
desert; however in these situations they are probably not sufficient to
provide enough drinking water to keep you alive, as they can
produce at most a quart of water per day.
can be a great help should you ever find yourself stuck somewhere
without clean water to drink. There are several different solar still
kits available for purchase online, and some are
definitely of a much
higher quality than others. So it is very necessary to
do a little
research before deciding to purchase one of these kits, as you don’t
want to be stuck in an emergency situation and have to rely on an
inferior solar water purifier to help provide you enough drinking water
to keep you alive.
The two products listed
below are both some of the
higher quality models available on the market, and while not perfect,
they are still decent and would make a nice addition to any emergency
The Solar Still Water
Purification Kit by Survival Metrics
Survival Metrics is
the leading manufacturers of emergency and
survival gear, and they produce two solar water purification kits: the
standard kit which normally sells for around $60, and the deluxe kit
which retails for around $80. These kits are an excellent addition to
any survival kit, as they not only contain the solar still, but also
other survival items, including polysheeting,
bags, and even military
grade ClO2 water purification tablets.
deluxe kit also comes with a parachute
cord for various uses, and a
military grade 50 gallon capacity emergency water purifier which is
capable of removing up to 99.9% of water borne bacteria, including
giardia which can cause severe diarrhea and other stomach and digestive
Overall, the SolarWater
makes a very nice addition to any survival kit, although this is mainly
due to the other products which are included in the kit as the solar
purifier is merely okay and not nearly the best one on the market.
these kits are considerably
cheaper than many other products on the
Aquamate Solar Still
Emergency Water Purification Inflatable Kit
If you are looking for a
higher quality solar water purification kit,
then the Aquamate inflatable still might be the perfect product for
you. The still is easily inflatable so it can float directly on the
water as it purifies. After inflating the product, you simply need to
fill the vessel with water and wait for the sun to purify it.
probably the best solar
water purification kit on the market; however
it does have a few drawbacks. Firstly, this product can only produce
between a half a liter and two liters of water per day, which means
that it is not nearly sufficient to take care of all of your drinking
water needs, although this is fairly standard for all similar
The other drawback is that
this particular product costs around $240,
so it is quite expensive especially considering the fact that you would
need multiple units to provide enough water.
Nonetheless, most other
purifiers cost around the same price and are not quite as efficient as
Overall, the Aquamate
Solar Water Purification Kit comes
quite highly recommended, and we rate it
as probably the most efficient purifier on the market.
A solar water purifier can
also be used to clean the water in your
pool, although they are not recommended to completely replace a
traditional pool filter. These products work by releasing metallic ions
into the pool water which help kill algae. These products can allow you
to use much less chlorine
and make your pool overall more
environmentally friendly by reducing the amount of
chemicals that you
have to put in the water.
One of the best
on the market is the Solar Clear Solar Powered
Pool Water Purifier. This product can clean pools up to 32,000 gallons.
Another great advantage of this product is that it floats directly on
the pool’s surface so it requires absolutely no installation.
majority of pool purifiers work about as well as each other, so the
real advantage of this product lies in its price. You should be able to
find this particular pool purifier for around $260, which is quite a
bit cheaper than many other similar products manufactured by other
Overall, this is a very
decent pool purifier and should
easily clean your pool and reduce your chlorine usage by up to 80%.
you are looking for an easy solution to lower your chemical usage and
clean your pool, then you cannot go wrong with the Solar
Clear Solar Pool Water Purifier.
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