Safe, clean drinking water for you and your family should be a priority whether you are going on a wilderness adventure, camping or preparing your family’s emergency food supply. While otherwise healthy adults can survive quite well without much food for a period of time, having an adequate supply of drinking water is a completely different matter.
Wilderness adventures, hunting trips, or even camping in more remote areas can easily find you without enough clean drinking water. While lakes and streams may be fine for rinsing pots, pans, and utensils, caution must be used when it comes to one’s drinking water. LifeStraw’s award-winning personal water filter should always be the one essential item in everyone’s backpack. Originally developed as an emergency relief tool for those in conflict or disaster areas, it allows users to drink directly from lakes, rivers or your own water bottle. The LifeStraw Personal Water Filter is lightweight, compact and easy for anyone to use. Simply place the lower portion of the straw in the water, sip through the other end then when you’re done, blow back into the straw to clear the filter – it’s that easy!
LifeStraw contains no chemicals and has no moving parts and has been used in some of the world’s harshest conditions for close to 10 years. It removes bacteria, including: Escherichia coli, Campylobacter, Vibrio cholera, pseudomonas aeruginosa, shigella and salmonella.
Although LifeStraw does not filter heavy metals or viruses, it does, for your added safety and protection, remove protozoa, including:
- · Giardia lamblia (Beaver Fever)
- · Cryptosporidium Parvum
- · Entamoeba histolytica
LifeStraw will filter up to 1,000 litres (264 gallons) to 0.2 microns, removing dangerous bacteria and protozoa; this removal rate exceeds EPA standards for water filtration. The technology used in designing LifeStraw has been featured on CNN, BBC, the New York Times and other respected media outlets. Some of LifeStraw’s numerous awards include:
- · The Well-Tech Award for Innovative Technology
- · INDEX Award
- · TIME Magazine’s Best Inventions Award
The LifeStraw family filtration system is the ideal tool for your family’s emergency water supply. This large volume purifier will provide up to 18,000 litres (4750 gallons) of water which is enough for a 5 person household for up to three years! This system is especially useful for those who live in areas where there can be several ‘boil water’ advisories throughout a typical year or season. It is ideal in such circumstances when purifying contaminated tap water is necessary.
These simple solutions are easy to include in your emergency/camping/hunting supplies and will ensure you and your loved ones (including pets) are never without clean, safe drinking water.