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When preparing for disaster survival you are going to have certain needs: food and water being at the top of the list. If you have an ample supply of fresh water you are set. But, what if you live in an area where the water is no longer filtered or purified at your local water company? What will you do? You will need a personal Water Filter Straw for everyone in your group.
The top features of the straw are:
- Removes minimum 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria
- Removes 99.9% of protozoan parasites
- Filters up to 1000 liters of contaminated water without chemicals
Lifestraws have been used all over the world since 2005 and is a Time Magazine Invention of the Year. The LifeStraw is compact and ultralight. There are no chemicals needed and no moving parts to break or wear out.
The LifeStraw weighs only 2 oz. so it will fit nicely in your bug-out bag or backpack. This is one item you don’t want to be without when you are gathering emergency preparedness supplies.
Four things you probably didn’t know about the LifeStraw:
- Drink water directly from puddles or streams
- No after-taste via the straw/filter
- 5-Year Shelf Life
- High flow rate
The LifeStraw will not desalinate salt water and it won’t remove dissolved chemicals or minerals. It will not remove viruses. If you do find drinking water that is extremely questionable and you think it may have human or raw sewage, be sure to pre-treat with water treatment tablets.
- Drink from the straw immediately.
- Can be used over again even if used once and put back on the shelf
- Meets EPA standards for efficacy
Water is an essential item for survival. You have to have a way to ensure that you and your family will have plenty of water for drinking even when the water has gone bad and/or you can’t find a lake or stream with fresh water.
Check out this video showing the LifeStraw in action
Take a look at some of the reviews yourself to make your educated and informed decision:
Purchase a Lifestraw for everyone in your family so that each person has their own source of fresh water.