If we take a look into the near future of any RV lifestyle, fresh water – finding it, using it, storing it – takes center stage. Soon potable water is expected to show up on the list of added charges in RV parks, if not already added there. The latest topic of conversation for RVers traveling to the popular southwest is the fight over water between California, Arizona, and Nevada. There is no winner in this battle. History tells us that we can exist without food for weeks, but fresh water, only days.
The United States Geological Survey tells us that “about 71 percent of the Earth’s surface is water-covered, and the oceans hold about 96.5 percent of all Earth’s water. Water also exists in the air as water vapor, in rivers and lakes, in icecaps and glaciers, in the ground as soil moisture and in aquifers, and even in you and your dog.”
So, there is an abundance of water; we just need to capture it. If we have a reliable source of capturing fresh water while traveling, our adventures will continue. This makes freshwater a hot topic among travelers.
Independence being one of the characteristics that defines our lifestyle, we prefer to create our own bubble of reality that includes being prepared for whatever life throws our way.
One of the latest innovators [taking advance orders for an August delivery] is QuenchSea. This company is in the forefront of the delineation explosion.
A sophisticated hand-operated lever and hydraulic system applies the pressure needed to produce about 1.6 gallons of freshwater per hour from seawater.
Using reverse osmosis (RO), water is demineralized under pressure through a membrane. The residue brine is ejected from the device via an outflow tube.
A unique triple pre-filtration system is built in. One is a filter cartridge, the second is an ultrafiltration system. See how it works.
Another QuenchSea product expected to receive popular approval is the Reel that uses the pressure of the deep sea to push water through a filter to produce fresh water while boating, rafting, or fishing.
This design is simpler yet. Connect the Reel device to the special fishing reel provided, drop in the ocean to a depth of 300m to 500m – leave for 5 minutes at depth. Let the depth pressure do the work. “Reel” up the device.
The Reel produces 1/4 gallon of fresh water collected in a small compartment. Drink fresh water right from the collection cup.
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