Puravai Emergency Drinking Water comes with a 20 year guaranteed shelf life but is safe to drink beyond 50 years when stored properly. This case of Puravai Emergency Drinking Water comes with 6 one liter bottles (33.8 fluid ounces) of the longest lasting, most durable and convenient water available. The recommended storage temperature is between 33F and 130F. The dimensions of the case is 11"L x 7"W x 9"H.
BUILT TO LAST FOR DECADES!
No other packaged emergency water compares to Puravai. Aluminum cans leak over time, steel cans rust, pouched water punctures, boxed water crushes, but the thick HDPE bottles are built to last for decades. Here are a few highlights:
Induction coils are used to melt a plastic seal on top of the bottle so there are absolutely no seams, and no seams means water can't get out and bacteria can't get in until you open the bottle, even decades later.
The bottles have 3 levels of protection, an induction seal, a click tight lid, and a shrink wrapping over the lid to make sure the water hasn't been tampered with. Puravai water adheres to government and military standards as much as possible.
HIGH DENSITY BOTTLES:
The bottles are super thick!! They're built for the unpredictability of emergency situations. You can drop, scrape, or bump them, and your water stays protected.
Even filled to the brim, the bottles are made to float in any water. You never have to worry about floods or dropping your water off the side of a boat.
Because high density HDPE is used to make the bottles, you don't have to worry about mildew and mold forming and ruining your water supply.
Because the bottles don't rust, the water is protected against something as simple as broken pipes or even humidity in the air.
Puravai is made of the same material as U.S. military canteens and they added a lid that can be screwed on and off. So, you can drink portions of your water and close up the bottle throughout the day as well as refill your bottle again and again if needed.
The HDPE #2 bottles can be recycled completely So, instead of overwhelming landfills, the bottles get re-purposed continuously.
PURAVAI is the purest prepackaged storage water in the emergency preparedness market. When it comes to emergency storage water, even one little bacterium in the water can multiply over time and become billions of bacteria. It's called CFUs (or Colony Forming Units of Bacteria). Tested independently by one of the top labs in the world, PURAVAI was tested which resulted in ZERO CFUs. That's a HUGE deal because that means your PURAVAI water remains safe to drink for decades!!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: HOW SAFE ARE THE PLASTIC BOTTLES FROM CHEMICAL LEACHING?
The bottles are BPA free, and made from HDPE which is the most safe plastic for food and beverages in the world, known to keep plastic chemicals from infiltrating your water supply. It's the same plastic used to make the big blue 55 gallon drums and the same plastic the US Military uses in their canteens. Yet, just like any other emergency storage water (including 55-gallon drums and canteens), don't store your bottles directly on concrete or near dangerous chemicals or fumes to avoid leaching and deterioration.
Q: WHAT IS THE SHELF LIFE OF PURAVAI EMERGENCY DRINKING WATER?
The FDA and the USDA do not currently regulate long-term shelf life claims, but the fact is, that if your water is bacteria free and the packaging on the outside can endure the stresses of time, your water can't go bad. Just look at the water packaged in soldered tin (not steel) cans that were hand dipped in enamel during World War II. Because the water was pressure cooked in the can (killing all the bacteria), and the can was seamless (not allowing bacteria to get back into the water), the water is still bacteria free and good to drink even 50-70 years later. Puravai is currently undergoing accelerated aging tests which will determine the shelf life officially. In the meanwhile, because we are certified bacteria free and the bottles don't allow for bacteria to re-enter the water while in storage, Puravai offers a 20-year guarantee that your water will remain pure and secure. Each bottle is date and time stamped to help you keep track of when you bought it.
Q: WHY USE HDPE BOTTLES RATHER THAN CANS OR MYLAR POUCHES?
It doesn’t rust, it doesn’t tear apart, it bends rather than breaks, it expands and contracts with heat and cold, it will last 100s of years without falling apart, and can be recycled over and over and over.
This isn’t weakling packaging! It’s thick and sturdy and because of that you can preserve your water from Water Vapor Transferring (WVTR) that occurs with store-bought bottled water or even aluminum pop cans. If you leave store-bought bottled water or aluminum pop cans on a shelf long-enough, the water vaporizes through the pores of the bottle and through the seams and thin skins of the pop cans, and your water supply gets lower and lower. And, with pop cans, it doesn’t help that the carbon-dioxide or the nitrogen gas creates pressure from the inside out, causing the water to escape even faster over time.
HDPE is actually one of the safest plastics and is FDA approved for potable water. Because of its high density nature, you don’t have the plastic chemicals leaching into the water like you would from a cheap plastic. That’s why HDPE is used for long-term water-storage tanks, such as those 55-gallon storage drums we’re familiar with.
This almost goes without saying, but if you leave a can of water out long enough it can rust from the outside in and from the inside out. All it takes is for water to work itself into the seams of a metal can over time, and eventually the water seeps out.
LESS WEAK POINTS:
The more seams, the more weak points, and the more chances of your water escaping over time or becoming contaminated. For example… Pouched water has seams sometimes on all four sides. A metal can has seams at the bottom (a very bad place for a seam!) and on the top. An aluminum pop can has seams around the top edge and another seam where it pops open (a very thin, weak seam, mind you!). But, thick HDPE plastic bottles are seamless. There is only a hole at the top that is sealed by induction and then a tight lid keeps it all in place for decades without the worry that water will eventually “seep” out of its seams.
As much as you think the aluminum in an aluminum can won’t get into your water over time, it’s not true. The aluminum gets in and heavy metals in water make the water un-healthy and sometimes un-safe.
Because of the thickness and the density of the HDPE (“High-Density” Polyethylene), water doesn’t get out and water doesn’t get in!! Try soaking a can in water over time (especially salt water), and see what happens (not a good thing!). Being water proof means that your emergency water is protected from the corroding effects of basement flooding or even something as simple as humidity in the air.
Yes, importantly, it’s BPA Free. Most cans can’t claim the same simply because of the food-grade coating they use on the inside of the cans.
One of the biggest flaws in cans are dents. When a can is dented, two bad things can happen. First, you create weak points or even cracks in the interior or exterior liners. This causes rusting over time for metal cans, and causes aluminum to enter the water with pop cans. Second, when you dent the bottom or top edges of a can, you have just weakened or maybe even ruined the seamed of the can. One small dent on the seam and your water can be ruined for life (which is bad if you plan on staying alive in an emergency situation). Dents aren’t an issue with sturdy HDPE bottles like Puravai uses.
Thick HDPE plastic doesn’t tear like pouched water does. So, it is safe to put in a 72-hour kit or let it roll around in a trunk or anything else. These bottles are tough!
REUSABLE IN EMERGENCY SITUATIONS:
A very beautiful thing about HDPE bottles is that it comes with a reusable cap. That means in an emergency, Puravai bottles can be used again and again, drinking from the bottles and then refilling them where needed, like a canteen. In fact, we make our bottle from the same materials the U.S. military uses to make their canteens. You can’t say the same for pop-topped cans, opened metal cans, or torn-open pouches.
HDPE plastics are one of the most recycled plastics in the world and can be used and reused again. Did you know that even your store-bought gallons of milk are made from HDPE?
It CAN FLOAT:
This is a big plus for emergency water, because you precious water supply is protected against flooding, rivers, lakes, or oceans. Emergency water that floats means an extra level of security in a variety of emergency situations and a great backup water supply for the U.S. Coast Guard and the Navy as they travel in the open waters.
Q: WHAT IF THE BOTTLE FREEZES?
The beautiful thing about Puravai bottles is that they are able to expand and contract in the heat and cold and they go right back to where they were before. The bottles have successfully completed numerous stress tests, including freezing, and though most of the bottles remain completely sealed after thawing, there were a few that formed micro holes in the induction seem. So, we recommend not freezing the bottles, just in case.
Q: HOW DOES THE WATER TASTE?
How does it taste? Puravai Water has a pure, clean taste. Yet, just like any water that sits on a shelf for several years, the dissolved oxygen in the water might separate out. If that does happen, just empty a little water out of the bottle and shake the remaining water in the bottle vigorously for a minute to reintroduce oxygen back into the water, and the water should then taste more fresh.
Q: ARE PURAVAI BOTTLES 100% RECYCLABLE?
Yes!, 100% recyclable. In fact, HDPE is the most recycled plastic on the planet. And yes, please reuse and recycle!