Wildfires, hurricanes, and snowstorms can cause incredible damage and leave you and your family vulnerable to the elements. Disaster preparedness is an essential part of surviving power outages, food shortages and loss of potable water. Solar Solutions Central offers a number of water purification systems and solar-powered stoves and lights to make sure you have access to the essentials in times of disaster.
Water Purification Filters
Although you can go weeks without food, you’ll only last a few days without water. Which is why a water purification filter or indicator is an essential part of any disaster preparedness kit.
Solar Solutions Central stocks three different kinds of water purifiers from Rapid Pure. The Pioneer Purifier can fit in your pocket and weighs less than 2 ounces. The device doesn’t use any pumps, batteries, chemicals or special maintenance, making it ready for instant use. Carbon and silver infused the purifier’s filter traps and kills contaminants in addition to preventing bacterial growth. The purifier also comes in a convenient carrying case, so you can easily carry it with other camping gear, pack it in a tackle box, or stow it in a glove box for emergencies.
We also stock two sizes of the Rapid Pure Trailblazer Ultra-Light Camp Filter. Both the 2.5” and 6.5” models feature a long-threaded connector that ends in a hose barb connection point. Just drill a hole into a bucket, insert the filter, connect the hose, close the pinch clamp, and fill the bucket with non-potable water. Open the clamp to receive filtered, drinkable water!
Filter water safely from wells, rivers, lakes or even rainfall through the Trailblazer filters. Their superior, tightly-woven filters capture bacteria and viruses, as well as absorb contaminants like arsenic, iron, zinc, and cadmium. Both lightweight and durable, these filters can purify water with a gravity flow of 1.4 liters per minute.
Water Pasteurization Indicators
In addition to filters, Solar Solutions Central also stocks three styles of the North Star Water Pasteurization Indicators. To conserve your resources, utilize these pasteurization indicators to notify you the instant that non-potable water is safe to drink.
Water does not need to reach a full boil in order to be pasteurized. Keeping the water at 150º Fahrenheit for at least five minutes will kill all harmful bacteria. The reusable Water Pasteurization Indicator is clear “cartridge” with a specially formulated dab of wax sealed inside. Submerged in water, the wax slides to the bottom of the “cartridge” when the water temperature reaches 150º Fahrenheit. Applying heat on for an additional five minutes is makes the water safe to drink.
Solar Cookers and Ovens
No disaster preparedness kit is complete without a tool that can cook food safely without the use of fossil fuels. In times of emergency, the sun is a reliable source of energy that can be efficiently harnessed into usable heat. Our selection of solar cookers, ovens, stoves, and grills allow you to cook meats, vegetables, breads, and soups using the power of solar energy.
Our models are lightweight, portable, and can fully cook meals in just minutes. Solar energy also cooks food at a lower temperature, preserving its nutrients. You don’t need electricity or gas to keep your family fed in times or emergency. And with a wide variety of models to choose from, you can pick the cooker that fits your budget and your needs.
Whether you need to go days or weeks without electricity, a solar light ensures that you can still see safely at night. Our N400 Antero Window Solar Flashlight features a strong suction cup so that it can hang on a sunny window throughout the day. Fully charged, the light can last up to 8 hours before needing a new charge.
The LuminAID PackLite Nova USB Solar Inflatable Waterproof Light is a versatile piece of disaster preparedness gear. The solar lantern features five different settings and can run for a full 24 hours on low mode. Recharge the light using a solar panel or USB cord (included). The 100% waterproof design makes it a durable lantern that can be taken anywhere.
Comprehensive Disaster Preparedness with Solar Solutions
With so much reliance on modern comforts and amenities, it’s important to plan ahead for emergency situations. Without electricity, running water or refrigeration, you and your family could be put in a serious situation. Browse our inventory of solar ovens, lights and water purifiers to ensure your disaster preparedness kit covers the essentials.