Emergency Storage Water Review

Blue Can Water vs Puravai – The Best Emergency Water Storage Is…


Blue Can Water claims to be the #1 Emergency Water in the World.

This statement is on the home page of the Blue Can website. Preppers and survivalists have been using Blue Can Water as their choice for emergency water storage for years, therefore, if you are one of those people, we strongly recommend watching this comparison video. This review is done by a qualified candidate, as a result Blue Can Water vs Puravai – The Best Emergency Water Storage is very informative.

Emergency Water Storage Comparison Video

JJ Johnson, a former US Air Force Combat Survival Instructor, compares the two types of water storage in a unbiased test. He puts Blue Can Water up against Puravai Emergency Water in several interesting situations. The results may surprise you, so if you are getting ready to set up emergency water storage or replenish what you had this video is a must see.

NOTE: This review is exclusively the opinion of JJ Johnson of Reality Survival. Sagan Life requested he review both products on an unbiased basis. Sagan Life commissioned an independent water laboratory to test both products for bacteria, hence the Sagan Life name appears on the water test results.

Because of these findings, we do sell Puravai Emergency Drinking Water on the Coldstream website, as we believe it is a superior emergency water storage product.

Blue Can Water vs Puravai Emergency Drinking Water -Comparison Highlights

1. You cannot freeze Blue Can Water. Freezing the can seriously compromises the container which lets bacteria in. The Puravai Water Container froze pretty well; stayed sealed and the cap stayed on.

2. Blue Can Water dented easily during shipping. Puravai Water arrived in great condition. Both Blue Can and Puravai boxes had been treated roughly in transit and were shipped in the same type box.

3. Blue Can Water cans were knocked off a truck bed about 3 feet off the ground. This caused the cans to get small holes in them and leak. All the Blue Cans leaked. Puravai withstood being knocked off the same truck bed with no problem.

4. Puravai withstood the “toss test” which was JJ throwing the Puravai container about 20 feet in the air and letting it hit the ground. Still no damage.

5. Puravai withstood the throw-down test; JJ throwing down the Puravai water bottle hard into the ground – a 250 lb man.

6. Puravai only failed after being slammed down with extreme force about 3 times. The lid broke open.

7. Both Puravai Emergency Drinking Water and Blue Can Water withstood being stepped on top of the can and Puravai container by a 250 lb man.

8. Laying the containers sideways, Puravai Water withstood the weight of a 250 lb man and did not crush. Blue Can Water immediately began to leak and sprayed water out, the lid became deformed.

9. The Puravai container is thick plastic. “It feels like the HDPE material,” says JJ. Strong and resilient plastic. Strong thread. Triple sealed.

10. The Puravai Drinking Water container is food grade, BPA free and can be used over and over again thousands of times. Puravai Emergency Drinking Water is packaged in 1-liter bottles. A reusable 1-liter container is excellent to have in an emergency situation – very heavy-duty bottle. Blue Can Water is packaged in 12 oz cans.

Emergency Water Storage in 1-liter bottles

Puravai Emergency Drinking Water rocked in this video review.

11. Most bottled water leaches plastic chemicals into the water and the packaging breaks down. The Puravai Container does not leach any plastic chemicals into the water.

12. “Blue Can claims a 50-year shelf life, however, water vapor transfer seems inevitable due to the type of the flimsy can” says JJ.

13. Blue Can has a pressurized system, so if it pops when you open it you know its intact.

14. Puravai has 3 types of seals.

15. Price: Puravai Emergency Drinking Water – 1-liter containers is less expensive than Blue Can Water
Cost per liter: Blue Can: $5.64 Puravai: $4.04 per liter

16. Bacteria testing: tested by same lab.

17. Colony forming units(CFU’s).

Puravai is 100% Bacteria Free. Contained 0 Colony forming units.

Blue Can Water tests confirmed considerable CFU’s of bacteria in the water.

Click to review test results:
Blue Can Water Test

Puravai Water Test

18. Puravai container is resealable. You can open it drink water and close the bottle.
Blue Can – once it’s open, it’s open.

19.  Puravai bottle packaging is the same material as a military canteen.

20. Blue Can claims heat will not affect the taste.

21. Puravai Water can be stored up to 150 degrees.

22. Puravai Water container is a non-reflective surface, if needed to be used in a tactical situation.
Blue Can Water aluminum can is very reflective.

23. JJ suggested making Puravai 1-litre bottles in military green or tan for survivalists.

24. “Blue Can is one step above bottled water,” says JJ.

25. Puravai is the best emergency water he has ever seen. Pure water; tastes good.

26. JJ expressed that he was disappointed in Blue Can Water.

27. JJ gave Puravai a rating of 10 – which he said is unusual for him.

Puravai Gets a 10

In conclusion, JJ stated in his final remarks, “I usually don’t give any product a 10, but outside of possibly changing the color of the Puravai bottle to a green or tan (for tactical purposes) I give it a 10”.

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