Most of the time when I review a product for you, I test it out thoroughly and make sure it works. I check all their claims about the product and see for myself whether the product is worthy of our purchase. But the Life Straw Personal Water Filter is a little different. I will tell you right up front that I have absolutely no idea if this product works as it says, but for $19.95 I am 100% convinced that this is something that I am going to keep in my emergency supply bag!
Life Straw Personal Water Filter
I am no survivalist. I don’t expect the world to be attacked by aliens, zombies or for there to be a massive worldwide disaster. However, I am a realist and I have seen how easy it can be for our regular lives to be interrupted by power outages, water line breaks or natural disasters. We are trying to be prepared on our end so that we won’t be stuck without water or food if there was a problem with our current supply. Yes, we store back a few gallons of water, but if the power was out for very long or the water line was out for more than a few days, we might be in a precarious situation. This would also be perfect for hiking and camping situations where you wanted to take a back up water supply.
I received a personal water filter Life Straw. This straw weighs less than 2 ounces. If I had to be out hiking or camping and needed a back up source of clean water, this would be the product I would want.
The website claims that this Life Straw can filter up to 1000 liters of water and removes 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria (>LOG 6 reduction), including E-Coli; Removes 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites (>LOG 3 reduction), including Giardia & Cryptosporidium .
Now, I have not tested the Life Straw under any conditions so I can not claim that it is going to work. But doesn’t it just make sense to keep something on hand that can do this. Which would you rather stock? 264 Gallons of Water or 1 LifeStraw?
How does the Life Straw Work?
The Life Straw is simply a filter. You use it like a straw to drink out of the water source.
Does NOT use iodine or iodinized resin
Contains no chemicals (and is BPA-free), uses no batteries, has no moving parts
Very high flow rate; no after taste (because no iodine or chlorine are used)
Easy to clean. Can be stored and used periodically. Just keep uncapped so it can dry thoroughly.
I received a Life Straw for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own. I make no claims as to the health or safety benefits of this product. I simply am offering this as my own thoughts on the product. No monetary compensation was received.