There are some products that are so useful and cool that you just want to shout,
“Here! Take my money!”
The LifeStraw Personal Water Filter is one of those products. All levity aside,
this is the most trusted name in water filtration devices. Literally millions of
people use this water filter. From humanitarian aid workers in the toughest
environments in Africa, to the outdoor enthusiasts in the US.
This is a product that every member in the family should have one of. Let’s
assume there’s a natural disaster and there’s massive flooding in the area. The
water lines are damaged and so is the water treatment plant.
Now you’re in a situation where there’s either no water coming out of the faucet,
or if there’s water coming out, it’s contaminated with bacteria and other
organisms. So, you have no drinking water, unless you have stored some water pouches.
But what if your house has been flooded and your water stocks are damaged? What
do you do?
You use the LifeStraw Personal Water Filter. That’s what you do. All you need to
do is fill the bottle with water and drink through the straw. The filter will
remove up to 99.99% of bacteria and protozoa. E-coli, salmonella, cryptosporidium
and other bacteria are no match for the LifeStraw.
In fact, people in third world countries with very limited water sources are
able to use the LifeStraw to drink water that they otherwise would not be able
to consume. It’s that powerful.
As a prepper, if you have a LifeStraw Water Filter, you could camp by any lake
or river and drink the water from there just by using the filter bottle. There
will be much less hassle involved. If you wish, you could boil the water first
and then use it with the filter.
Each LifeStraw Personal Water Filter is good for up to 1000 liters (264 gallons)
and the good news is that no batteries or chemicals are used. Isn’t that fantastic?
The product is lightweight and will easily fit into any bug-out bag. Even kids
will be able to carry their own LifeStraw because it’s that light and portable.
The attractive blue color will appeal to them too.
You’d think that such a fantastic item would be expensive… but it’s not. It’s very
affordable. The goal of the manufacturers is to get the item into the hands of as
many people as possible. If it was expensive, humanitarian organizations would not
be able to provide it to the masses.
As a survivalist, there are some items that are a ‘must have’… items such as
paracord, a first aid kit, etc.
But the truth of the matter is that the LifeStraw Water Filter is probably the
MOST important of the lot, because water sustains life. If you have no access to
water, you will be desparate and most people will not last more than 3 days without
With the LifeStraw Water Filter, floods will not be a problem. If you can get to a
raw water source, the filter will do the rest. This award-winning product deserves
all the accolades it gets. Just make sure you get one for yourself and for each
family member. Stay safe!
The testing confirms the filter does remove bacteria, parasites, and viruses.
The LifeStraw Mission earns a pure rating.
NOTE: LifeStraw claims that “all products undergo rigorous independent testing to
meet or exceed protocols established by the US Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) and National Sanitation Foundation (NSF).” Their specific claim about
the LifeStraw Mission is that it “meets US EPA drinking water standards for
bacteria and protozoa reduction.”