Potable drinking water is necessary for survival and a reliable supply of it poses one of the biggest challenges for anyone who enjoys spending a lot of time hiking and camping in the wilderness.
With the Ultralight Compact Water Purifier Bottle, you can easily convert any water source into safe drinking water. Simply fill the outer refill container with fresh water and insert the inner press container, pressing down slowly until the water is transferred through the purifying cartridge into the inner chamber. The process uses positively charged ions and powdered-activated carbon to turn dirty water into clean, drinkable water.
While it is only capable of purifying 16 ounces of water at a time, it does so in a matter of seconds. The company assures its purifier is capable of removing up to 99.9 percent of waterborne pathogens such as virus, bacteria and protozoan cysts as well as pesticides, heavy metals and microplastics.
The bottle is lightweight at just more than 10 ounces empty and fits easily into backpack pockets so it takes up little storage space. As long as you have access to a water source, you no longer have to be burdened with a heavy pack full of water with no room for other necessities and conveniences. This bottle is perfect for hiking and camping.
The GRAYL Ultralightweight Compact Water Purifier Bottle retails for $69.95 here and is available in three colors: Alpine White, Camo Black and Coyote Amber. Replacement filters are available from the company website for $24.95.
It’s been almost three years since Category 5 Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico, wreaking havoc on the island and leaving most residents without electricity and clean water. Tourism, which accounts for 6.5 percent of Puerto Rico’s gross domestic product, took a beating, with hotels closed for year-long repairs, airlines cutting service and cruise lines shifting itineraries to other Caribbean destinations. Timing for the hurricane couldn’t have been worse, coming on the heels of the government’s announcement in May 2017 that it was unable to pay more than $70 billion in public debt and thus forced to file for bankruptcy. Large protests and a change of government would follow. Then, in January 2020, a 6.4-magnitude earthquake rocked the south side of the island, forcing San Juan restaurants to close while power was restored. And as we write this story, coronavirus runs rampant across the globe with severe economic implications for all destinations, including Puerto Rico.
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