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Safe Water is Crucial Following a Disaster


“Prior Preparation Prevents Poor Performance" - Army saying

Just as military leaders develop a plan and strategize to defeat an enemy, so we should plan in advance for an unforeseen event.  

We pay car insurance, health insurance, life insurance, and homeowners insurance, yet many Americans still don't have any kind of "insurance" if their utilities were somehow interrupted and they found themselves without water.  

According to the CDC half of all adults in America don't have any plans in place in the event of an emergency, in spite of 80% of Americans living in a county that was hit by a weather-related disaster..  The CDC recommends storing one gallon of water per day for each person. 

So why don't Americans prepare for an unforeseen emergency? Do too many Americans rely on the government to care for them in an emergency?  This could prove disastrous, as we have seen in the government response to Hurricane Katrina.

Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans, and killed more than 1,800 people, and caused $100 billion in property damage. The Cato Institute reported that "weather forecasters warned government officials about Katrina’s approach, so they should have been ready for it. But they were not, and Katrina exposed major failures in America’s disaster preparedness and response systems."

Televised images in the aftermath of Katrina showed residents who remained in New Orleans without water and food, with some citizens dying of thirst. Peter Schuck of Yale reviewed federal performance in his book "Why Government fails so often." He said: “the public views the federal government as a chronically clumsy, ineffectual, bloated giant that cannot be counted upon to do the right thing, much less do it well."

The National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health reports that there is often a breakout of communicable diseases after a natural disaster. Diarrheal disease outbreaks can occur after drinking water has been contaminated and has been reported after flooding.

As we can see, we should be prepared for an emergency.  One crucial addition to your prepper kit is a Steripen Ultralight. It uses ultraviolet (UV-C) light rays to safely purify clear water by destroying 99.9% of protozoa (including Giardia and Cryptosporidia), bacteria and even viruses. It can treat up to 20 liters of water on a single charge from its high-quality USB rechargeable battery which holds a charge for months so it is ready when you need it.

Product Details and Specifications

  • Smallest portable UV water purifier available
  • Best for individual use during emergencies and international travel
  • Treat up to 20 liters of water on a single charge
  • Destroys 99.9% of protozoa (including Giardia and Cryptosporidia), bacteria and even viruses
  • When the treatment is complete, the lamp turns off and a green LED indicator lights up so you know you can hydrate safely
  • Weight: 5 oz
  • Battery type: 2 CR123 (included)
  • Number of liters per charge: 50
  • Lamp life: 8000 activations
  • Volume options: 1 click = 0.5 liter, 2 clicks = 1 liter

 

 

Do you want these in your drinking water?


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