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Thirst Aid – on-the-fly water purification

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April 18, 2008

April 18, 2008 The human body is surprisingly intolerant when you let hydration levels drop too far and you’d be surprised how quickly a disaster can rob you of what you take for granted. Flooding is a common phenomena, as are hurricanes, earthquakes, bushfires, war and throw in a few rarer pestilences and natural disasters like global pandemics and tsunamis, and sometimes it’s worth assessing what you might need when the world goes pear shaped.

The first thing you need is access to clean water – without it, you won’t last long in any environment. Floods can contaminate everything you have, including your water supply.

Accordingly, Pure Hydration’s Thirst Aid begins to make a lot of sense. If you’re ever inclined to go adventuring, particularly where the water is dodgy or outright dangerous, the robust pouch is light and does the job on the spot – just pour in the dirty water, wait a while, and then squeeze out the clean water. Good for 300 liters.

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Mike Hanlon Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks. All articles by Mike Hanlon
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