Excellent idea this, the quality filtering device means you can drink water on the go, ideal for hikes bushcraft and extended stays in the bush and survival situations, its also easy and quick to use.
For every LifeStraw® water filter sold, a child in Africa receives an entire year of clean drinking water at school.
This is accomplished through the donation of LifeStraw Community® water purifiers in schools without access to clean water.
Our one-for-one program is directly funded by the sale of LifeStraw® products in North America. Thank you for making this possible!
** also latest info suggests that Lifestraw filters remove the Microplastics are that prevelent in plastic bottled water and mains drinking water!
The LifeStraw personal water filter, a "Best Invention of the Year" (Time magazine) winner, enables users to drink water safely from most contaminated water sources. LifeStraw is ideal for homeowners during emergencies such as local flooding which can contaminate drinking water supplies. LifeStraw is also ideal for campers and hikers who may be drinking from rivers or lakes and are unsure of the water safety. Because LifeStraw is lightweight and compact, it is also great for travelers who do not want to rely on the quality of local water.
LifeStraw is the most advanced personal water filter available today. LifeStraw surpasses EPA guidelines for E. coli, Giardia, and Cryptosporidium oocysts, rigorous standards for water filtration.
Since 2005, LifeStraw has been used in developing countries to assist in achieving the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals for clean drinking water. We’re excited to help launch this useful product in North America.
Features & Benefits
How to use:
The patented LifeStraw is a small tube with specialized filters inside. Place one end in unfiltered water and suck the resulting clean water up through the top. Anyone who can use a drinking straw can easily use a LifeStraw.
Before use, uncap the LifeStraw and hold it upright in water for a minute. This allows the water to creep up the filter membrane. Then do five quick sucks and the water will flow easily. When drinking from muddy water, you may have to blow back down into it to purge out the turbidity if the flow slows or stops.
When you use the LifeStraw for the first time, place the straw in a tall glass of water for about 10 seconds. This will prime the filter. After 10 seconds, give it 5 quick strong sucks and water will flow normally. After use, blow back into the straw to purge all remaining water, leave both ends uncapped and store in room temperature.
LifeStraw for Travel & Backpacking:
Because the LifeStraw is so small and lightweight, it’s great for travel overseas in countries with unreliable drinking water. If you’ve ever been sick while travelling, you know the importance of drinking filtered water! Make sure to drink all water through the LifeStraw.
LifeStraw for Hiking & Camping:
Access to clean water is critical while hiking. LifeStraw accomplishes the same thing as other filters, but does it at just a tenth of the weight. If you’re ultra-light hiking, this is a must. At only 2oz its the lightest way to filter water on the go. If you consume the recommended 3-4 liters of water per day while hiking, LifeStraw will last you for between 250-330 days of hiking. If you’re in a rush, there’s no need to stop and filter water by the lake. Just scoop your water bottle full, and sip from it as you walk. Or, dip the end of the straw right into the lake and drink until you’re hydrated.
As a hiking or camping water filter, the LifeStraw provides great convenience. A purifier or pump filter is great, but it takes a fair amount of time to wait for the purification or filtering to complete. Instead, experience the convenience of drinking directly from the water source using your LifeStraw. Perfect when you are hiking, or relaxing around camp.
The LifeStraw will not desalinate water.
The lifestraw must used as described in the information that comes with it.