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LifeStraw Personal Water Filter keeps you hydrated and happy

If you want to trek into the wilderness with nothing more than a pack on your back, then you need to have the right supplies. Carrying too much with you will make things very unpleasant very quickly, and one of the main things that will weigh you down is water. You definitely need it to live, but you can’t exactly carry a week’s worth in addition to what’s already in your bag. Your only option is to drink water found in the wild, but that isn’t always the cleanest to drink from. If you want to zap all the little nasties in your drink, you’re going to want a quick and easy way to purify water.

The LifeStraw Personal Water Filter is a direct line between you and fresh water. It can filter 264 gallons of water, removing 99.9% of waterborne bacteria and protozoan parasites, and only weighs two ounces. It doesn’t need batteries, and has no moving parts that it can destroy from prolonged use. You will need to suck on it for 3-5 seconds before you get anything out of the straw, and blow back into it to clean out the filter. This will cost around $20, and will be useful for campers, hikers, Boy Scouts, and general outdoorsy-types.


  • Seems like blatant advertising since LifeStraws have been around for a number of years.

    • Nope! This is actually the first time I had come across it. About a year ago I was searching for water purifying options for a hiking trip, but they all took a couple of minutes to filter through. Thought this looked handy since it's quick on the draw!

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