A huge problem with bottled water is all the damn bottles. They’re just floating around the ocean and will never decompose. It’s a problem that doesn’t even need to exist. Sure, tap water can taste a little off depending where you live, but a brita or something similar will take care of it.
Anyone ever try Nuun tablets? I use them on long bike rides sometimes. It basically adds all the electrolytes you would get from gatorade without sending you into diabetic shock. Sodium is more important than most people realize. Once you sweat it all out it’s basically impossible to stay hydrated.
Amen. I love my camelback water bottle. Ive been married so long Im not worried about the non-BPA bottle is going to shrink my gonads. YMMV, LOL.
I use a Reverse Osmosis (RO) system. I used to go so far as temporarily plumbing them into houses I was renting. They go in and out easily.
I also cannot recommend this supplier highly enough. Ive done business with them over a decade rock solid product and service. Get a booster pump if you are on a well.
@ffrank…damn dude, how long are we talking!? Ive done almost one centuries in the dessert! You’re right, but you’re way above my level to need those imo. Cant you go into defib if you are so dehydrated!?
your paying way to much for an RO system!
This is a much nicer system for half the price.
Yes!!! Usually it has more to do with the loss of potassium that goes along with dehydration.
We’ll have to agree to disagree on this one, although my RO system only uses their booster. Ive also used several booster pumps, but not their RO. In my defense on that, below the RO is this little contraption that feeds it:
Thats one incarnation of the system anyway. I do mean respectfully disagree. I could see yours being perfect in city-slicker (lmao) territory. I must suck the tears from the rocks where I live currently. My actual “RO” system is RO+DI with some unecessary filters preceding, bought elsewhere. I have a water “thing” and assume you do too (cool).
Well that’s can tell from your setup that you have some water issues, bacteria, rust, magnisum, and lime. Just to name a few. Without actually testing your water I wouldn’t be able to say more that that. Now as far as your assumption that the system I recommend over the one you do I can tell you they use the exact same parts. So saying that the system you linked is in anyway superior to the one I did is marketing hype.
That’s really your still for moonshine, right?
I use water quality to judge Restaurants. Some places have the best water …others are clearly just tap water …lazy …cheap.
I think we’ve said our opinions on the systems. On my water issues it’s “clear” iron/ph/mangonese/hardness/radon. Tested many times at several labs.
You sound like you may have a lot more experience than me, but youre booster pump is ridiculously small. Its either a different technology or different league than RO off my well requires. I assume lesser for the price, but I was wrong one other time too iirc.
There needs to be a restaurant water quality rating system. I also judge restaraunts this way, but I then promptly forget #wateryelp.
The restaurant i work at uses one of these …
And dispenses in something similar to this…
Well I’m a plumber, and I know s few things about water quality. The radon explains why I didn’t recognize one of those pieces of equipment.
Damn tree huggers!!! I always offset them by buying empty water bottles and throwing them out into the woods and rivers every time I go out. I also burn old tires for fun, leave the water on while I brush my teeth, and never turn out lights when I leave the room. It’s my planet, I can do whatever I want!!!
I try to do a few centuries during the summer, but in general I consider a long ride to be 60+ miles. Maybe I don’t need the tablets, but better safe than sorry. I’ve felt what’s it’s like to be getting dehydrated in the middle of nowhere in the hot summer sun and it’s not pretty. I usually just throw one in my water bottle, and drink straight water out of a camelback backpack.
You’re forgetting the puppies and kittens you torture when you get bored littering and don’t deny it, I saw you. I was right behind you hugging a tree.
No puppies! Only kittens.
I must admit my eyesight is not what it was. I stand corrected, kittens it is.
C’mon now this is getting carried away talking about torturing animal you two. Its really not funny
Alright, alright. I would never hurt an animal I don’t wish to consume. And I am not mean to the planet. Just maybe not as zealous about certain things as some of you…
Distilled water is pure H2O with virtually everything else removed including even the mineral content. Everything is removed by boiling and collecting the steam through the process. It is both healthy and delicious though supposedly tasteless. There are a lot of people who wrongfully believe that you should only use this for a detox, and other that believe that eliminating the mineral content is bad, but the truth is that ordinary water does not have even the minimum daily requirements of minerals. Water here in this part of Indiana has a lot of iron and calcium which I don’t want.
I drink a minimum of 100 ounces per day and consider this the healthiest thing I have ever done. My doctor is an Internal Medicine specialist and both he and a cardiologist have given a thumbs up about this. I’m way past 65 and only saw the cardio for clearance for a knee surgery. I’ve never had high blood pressure, high cholesterol, etc. etc. and am, in their words, very healthy for a man of my age. I eat clean food, drink pure water, and exercise.
Edit: Water Wise is a brand name of the distiller.