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Avid outdoor adventurers and campers know the importance of keeping enough clean, potable water on hand. However, there are times when drinkable water is nowhere to be found - which can quickly turn any situation into an emergency situation.
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What is it?
The LifeStraw is a portable water filter that’s helps convert any water found in nature into safe, clean drinking water. A must-have for hikers, campers and travellers, one LifeStraw removes 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria and 99.9% of harmful waterborne protozoan parasites without the use of iodine, chemicals and doesn’t require the use of batteries. One BPA-free LifeStraw can clean up to 1,000 gallons of contaminated water before it needs to be replaced.
Your purchase of a LifeStraw does more than just ensure you have clean water to drink. For every product sold, LifeStraw helps ensure that children in a developing country have access to safe, clean water for an entire year.
What people are saying
Every Amazon shopper knows how important it is to check a products customer ratings and reviews before you purchase. The LifeStraw has more than 36,100 customer ratings and a solid 4.7-star rating from reviewers who have purchased and tested the product themselves.
“Lowest cost water filter - and it actually works. I don’t like the idea of using chemicals to purify water and boiling in the woods takes too much time, wastes fuel or if over the fire leaves smoke taste on the water. This little filter is excellent for personal use. Not good for large amounts of filtering because it’s used like a straw. Good for short trips or day trips as a just in case. You don’t want to get caught without water and play Russian roulette with drinking from untrustworthy sources in the bush,” one Amazon shopper wrote.
For outdoor adventurers, the LifeStraw is a great device to keep handy because it won’t take up space in your pack - and more importantly, allows you peace of mind to drink from water sources without worrying about getting sick.
“I have used a LifeStraw hundreds of times of hikes, ATV trips, camping, etc. I would recommend them to anyone who may be putting together a go bag, emergency food stash, or just someone who likes hiking in remote areas,” another customer added. “I have personally drank from numerous water sources, such as lakes, rivers, streams, puddles, etc. and never felt ill as a result.”
The LifeStraw is a definite must to have handy for emergency situations, camping and hiking trips or when traveling to an area or country that may not have potable water.
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.