As many as 783 million people across the globe do not have ready access to safe, clean drinking water, resulting in the deaths of 3.4 million people annually, due to waterborne illnesses. That’s a staggering number, especially when you consider that the world’s freshwater resources are only getting smaller as the human population continues to expand. The majority of waterborne illnesses are caused by fecal matter contamination, which as gross as it is, is a biological fact that isn’t going away.
In a survival situation, water is one of the most important factors in ensuring you stay alive. It is for this reason that we strongly encourage outdoor enthusiasts to always carry some kind of portable water filtration device on any outdoor adventure, even if you only intend on heading out for a day hike. As history will show, people find themselves in all kinds of situations that never entered the scope of possibility for them, and if history teaches us anything, it should be to always be prepared!
That’s why we love the LifeStraw Personal Water Filter. The LifeStraw was introduced in 2005 to assist developing countries in achieving goals for clean drinking water using a solution that could easily be implemented by anyone. The LifeStraw is designed for individual use, and can be utilized directly from the source, or in a container where water has been collected. It uses absolutely no chemicals, iodine, or iodinized resin, is BPA-free, and has no moving parts or batteries that need replacement, making it an invaluable tool for anyone, anywhere.
What LifeStraw Does
The LifeStraw filters out 99.9 percent of waterborne protozoan parasites, and 99.9999 percent of waterborne bacteria, including E. coli, Giardia, salmonella, and more, which exceeds the EPA standards for water filtration. It filters up to 1,000 liters (~264 gallons), and has a shelf life of 5 years, which means you’ll have virtually unlimited access to safe, clean drinking water for the life of this product.
The attached lanyard makes it easy to wear anywhere, whether exploring the outdoors, traveling internationally, or in the midst of an emergency situation. And at just $19.95, you can’t afford not to have this life-saving device.
LifeStraw Personal Water Filter Demonstration
Do you have and use a LifeStraw for your outdoor adventures?