The Best Water Filters For 2014

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I’ve been reviewing water filters for about 10 years. During that time, I’ve become convinced that gravity-fed, carbon block filters are the best choice for almost everyone’s filtering needs. Faucet-mounted and pitcher-style filters do not filter water particularly well.

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The Best Filters To Remove Fluoride From Water

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In A Nutshell The best way to remove fluoride from tap water is to use a filter containing Brimac (or bone char) —  these filters will consistently remove 90% of fluoride from water. Another good option is use a Propur drip filters — these drip filters make use of AquaMetix a new propertiary carbon-based filtration […]

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The Most Durable Glassware and Dinnerware

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This is one of our “Buy It For Life” posts were we feature products that are built to last a lifetime. Duralex Picardie Tumblers Duralex has been manufacturing tempered glassware in France since 1929. Their Picardie Tumblers are known for lasting decades — they will bounce several times when dropped on the floor and survive […]

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The Warmest Socks, Gloves, Hats, Scarves, Base Layers, Mid-Layers and Blankets

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I’ve been researching the warmest animal fiber products available (click here to jump straight to the product list). During my research, the Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook was very helpful. I’ve compiled a short list of the warmest fibers: Qiviut (Musk Ox Down) Qiviut (pronounced “kiv-ee-ute”) is the name for the downy hair of the musk […]

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Binchotan Charcoal: An Inexpensive Way To Mineralize and Filter Water

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In A Nutshell White charcoal or Binchō-tan is a charcoal that loves adsorbing things. Binchotan, which has been produced in Japan for centuries, naturally adsorbs toxins such as chlorine, lead, mercury, cadmium and copper from tap water. It also releases useful minerals like calcium, potassium, magnesium and phosphates. To use Binchotan, you simply place a […]

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The Most Durable Household Products 2013

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Here is list of recommended household items that I have yet to fully review: General Household: Vacuum Cleaner: Oreck XL 2000 Extended Life Lifespan or Oreck Commercial 2100RHS 8 Pound Commercial Upright Vacuum Indoor LED Light Bulb: Philips 60W Equivalent Very Warm LED Bulb: Pharox Flame LED Outdoor Bug Lights: Miracle LED 605023 Bug Lite […]

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The Best Shower Filter Of 2014

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In A Nutshell Almost all popular shower filters available today only remove 20%-80% of free chlorine (not total combined chlorine) from your shower. This includes shower filters that are certified by the NSF #177 Standard — unfortunately this standard only indicates that a filter will remove 50% of free chlorine in the water. Also, many […]

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