Thursday, May 15, 2014

EDC Water Purifier - Lifestraw Water Filter

The LifeStraw water filter is portable, effective
and can filter up to 1,000 L of water!
One wouldn't exactly consider water to be part of your EDC (everyday carry), but there are some situations where it can be. Like I've said in the past, your EDC really depends on where you live, the current situation that you're in, and what you're about to do. For example, if you see that it's cloudy outside, you may incorporate an umbrella into the gear that you take with you today.

In a situation where you may get caught without drinking water for an extended period of time, a small and portable water filter may be a good idea to have with you. Of course, for this to be practical, you would have to either work or live in a remote area far away from running water sources, but there are situations where you would want such a filter. Also, if you normally carry a "Bug Out" or "Get Home Bag", having a water filter in it is a really good idea.

The LifeStraw removes 99.9999%
of waterborne bacteria.
One of the newest portable water filters on the market is called the LifeStraw. This 9" water filter is easily carried in a backpack or large pocket and can filter up to 1000 liters (264 gallons) of water. It weighs only 2 ounces and removes 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria and 99.9% of protozoan parasites. The LifeStraw uses no chemicals or batteries and has no moving parts. This filter can also be stored indefinitely, making it an even better idea to have in an emergency kit.

Also, at an affordable price of less than $20, it is a small price to pay for the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you can filter water quickly an easily in an emergency.
LifeStraw being used in a river.

Do any of you have any experiences with the LifeStraw? If so, let me know in the comments below.

6 comments:

  1. i tried using it at one of our camping trips. i drank on river water and it tastes good.

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  2. I never came across such situation yet, as I always carry a bottle of mineral water while travelling.
    But, it is a good idea to carry along such product while camping as we never know when we may need a water purifier.
    So, will definitely buy one Lifestraw Water Filter for me.

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  3. lots of people are dying from different diseases they've got from drinking unfiltered water. this is really great and may prevent us from being harm by those diseases.

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  4. Water is essential for health, hygiene and the productivity of our community. water treatment process may vary on the water condition that you have in your area. its better to invest on a good water treatment. it will benefit you by providing safety to you and your family.

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  5. The weakest members of communities are the most vulnerable; every day, water-related diseases claim the lives of 4,100 children under the age of 5. Millions are stricken with preventable diseases because of the lack of clean water. I guess Boiling hot water on tap is safe as long it undergoes filtration.

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