In disaster after disaster, we are reminded of the importance of having a way to purify water. When Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast, many water sources were quickly contaminated with sewage, gasoline, and other unhealthy ingredients. In a power outage it’s not possible for most people to boil water, so having other alternatives is vital.
The PurifiCup is a great solution for always having pure water. When I tested the PurifiCup for myself, I was impressed with the simple, effective design and the completely pure taste of the water.
Not only did the PurifiCup help my tap water taste better, but the unique filter removes fluoride. We own two other water filters and although both effectively purify water, neither removes fluoride. Since more and more Americans are becoming aware of the possible health issues related with fluoride (also read this), being able to remove fluoride is important to me.
About the filter
The filter used by the PurifiCup removes heavy metals (mercury, copper, etc.), calcerous elements, such as magnesium, as well as fluoride. When I first tasted the water that had been filtered, I wondered what was missing. Now I know!
What makes the filter unique is its use of silver. Over the years I’ve learned about the anti-bacterial properties of silver and give my family members colloidal silver, especially when they’re sick or have an infection. Purifi-Cup has a nano-silver layer on its filter that effectively removes hundreds of different types of bacteria. You can read the science behind this use of silver here.
A layer of activated charcoal takes the filtering process a step farther and removes pesticides, organic solvents, smells, and chlorine. The PurifiCup removes all the typical bad boys found in water, plus fluoride, and uses silver to destroy bacteria.
It’s just a bit bigger than a 12 ounce can of soda, lightweight, and can easily fit in a backpack, emergency kit, or even a purse. My kids quickly learned how to assemble and use it, and the filter is designed to fit over the opening of the typical water bottle, allowing you to re-use the bottles.
I loved the design, ease of use, and capabilities of the PurifiCup. The one downside is that it is designed to filter just 10 ounces of water at a time. If you have several thirsty people on hand, you will want to have more than one PurifiCup or just plan on filtering enough water to fill larger containers. Depending on which model you get, either the Tap Water model or the Natural Water model, it can filter up to 24 gallons, or 330 ounces, of water.
PurifiCup’s homepage has announced that a new product is being developed and will be available next year, hopefully! It will be exciting to see what new, innovative product this company develops.
More resources for water purification
- Big Berkey Water Filtration System — dependable brand, recommended
- Katadyn Gravity Water Filter — 1 to 6 persons
- Lifestraw Personal Water Filter — inexpensive and lightweight
- The Prepper’s Water Survival Guide by Daisy Luther
- Sawyer Complete Water Filtration Kit — one of the best brands
- Sawyer Mini Water Filter — a good size for emergency kits. I keep one in my suitcase for family travel.
- Survival Mom: How to Prepare Your Family for Everyday Disasters and Worst Case Scenarios by Lisa Bedford
- Survival Still – a water distillation kit
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