Let's get prepared - collect and produce drinking water in an emergency

Are you prepared?

If the worst came to the worst, if an emergency or an exceptional situation suddenly occurred, would you and your family be prepared? In the last few months you have certainly, like many others, really given it some thought for the first time. What is certain is that you never know when a natural disaster or other hazardous situation will occur. Many would perhaps like to prepare for a possible emergency, but do not know exactly how. So the question is – how can you best prepare yourself?

No survival without water

Water is one of the absolute basic human needs. An acute lack of clean drinking water leads to a drop in blood pressure and, as a result, to dizziness. It becomes most critical when the kidneys are affected by the deficiency. The kidneys regulate the water balance and are responsible for detoxifying the body, which is why not drinking water for a long period of time can lead to kidney failure.

Clean drinking water even in emergencies

So one of the most pressing questions is – how can you provide yourself with clean drinking water in an emergency? A person needs about 2 - 3 liters of drinking water per day. For dehydrated emergency food you need an additional 1-2 liters of water. So it makes sense to plan 4-5 liters per day for crisis prevention. On average, a person can only survive 3 days without water and so the supply of drinking water is the central topic that we would like to address here.

Appropriate water sources

One should consider that a power failure, for example, can disrupt the public water supply or that the water can be contaminated in general. In times of crisis, however, we have a variety of ways to get water:
  • lakes
  • rivers and streams
  • rainwater
  • spring water
  • surface water

Purification of water using a water filter

Cloudy water from bodies of water usually contains many microorganisms that lead to diseases. The pathogens include bacteria, viruses or parasites, which can cause kidney and diarrhea diseases. A water filter is therefore essential to remove viruses, bacteria or other contaminants from the water. Of course, no electricity should be necessary for the use of a filter, or no additional means such as chemicals. In an emergency, the water supply must above all be quick and uncomplicated and should not depend on these things.

Be prepared – filter water reliably

Since you never know whether a crisis situation will be over in a few days or whether it will last longer, you should be prepared for all eventualities. LifeSaver® offers foil-sealed products with a very long shelf life of up to 10 years especially for emergency preparation. In our Shop there are also special LifeSaver® Preparedness Packs for emergencies. The unique technology of all LifeSaver® models cleans and filters even the most polluted water from fresh water sources into safe drinking water. The membranes of the LifeSaver® products ensure maximum safety because they work with a pore size of 15 nanometers.

LifeSaver® water filters deliver ultimate protection

All LifeSaver® products work according to the fail-safe principle, which guarantees that dirty water will never get through the integrated filter if the filtration capacity is exhausted. The filter signals a necessary filter change at an early stage. So you are always on the safe side. All LifeSaver® filters have also received top-class certifications. They are also subject to particularly strict specifications, which are regularly checked.