An award-winning and the most advanced water filtration device today, the amazing LifeStraw® Personal Water Filter. LifeStraw® is made with durable plastic, can filter up to 264 gallons (1000 liters) of water, and has a shelf life of 5 years.
The LifeStraw® is designed to provide you with safe, reliable and clean water in any given situation. It comes with a lanyard, and a cap for the mouth piece and end piece.
LifeStraw® makes contaminated and unsafe water ideal for drinking. It surpasses EPA guidelines for Escherichia coli and Cryptosporidium oocysts, which are rigorous standards for water filtration.
To drink, just place your LifeStraw® in water and sip through the mouthpiece. Regularly blow through your LifeStraw® after drinking to keep the filters clean and to prevent them from clogging. The LifeStraw® personal water filter enables users to safely drink water directly from contaminated water sources.
Ideal for hunters, hikers, fishermen, and emergency preparedness, the LifeStraw® is the most advanced personal water filter available today.
*LifeStraw® currently does not filter heavy metals or viruses, and will not desalinate water.
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LifeStraw is a water filter designed to be used by one person to filter water so that they may safely drink it. It filters a maximum of 1000 litres of water, enough for one person for one year. LifeStraw has been praised in the international media and won several awards including the 2008 Saatchi & Saatchi Award for World Changing Ideas, the ‘INDEX: 2005’ International Design Award and "Best Invention of 2005" by Time Magazine.
Posted by redcastle13 on 18th Jul 2013
I took the straw backpacking with me. I still had a full reservoir water system for the hike but at just a few ounces I decided to bring it up. I used the straw for day hikes going up to the various lakes fishing. It was PERFECT as I didn't have to bring any water with me. I could just pop the cap on the lifestraw and suck right out of the lake.
After taking it on this trip I have learned a few things:
1. You could rely solely on the straw AS LONG AS YOU KNOW YOU WILL ALWAYS BE CLOSE TO WATER
2. Water is a large part of your pack weight when backpacking. So now that I have tried it once and know it works great, I will just bring the straw and can reduce my pack weight.
3. It is easy to suck water through the straw. I thought at first it would be hard to suck water through but it really isn't hard at all. It seems faster than a traditional hiking water filter pump system.
4. This would be perfect for an emergency kit - basically weightless and will give you 1,000 liters of water!
I am sold on the lifestraw and recommend it to everyone.