Perfect for hunting, hiking, and fishing!
You can drink directly from lakes, rivers, or your water bottle. Simply put the lower part of the straw in the water, and sip through the other end. After drinking, blow back into it to clear the filter.
LifeStraw filters over 264 gallons (1,000 liters) to 0.2 microns, which removes dangerous bacteria and protozoa. The removal rate exceeds EPA standards for water filtration.
The technology behind this portable water filtration system has been featured on CNN, Fast Company, BBC, Time, and the New York Times. LifeStraw is also Time Magazine invention of the year, 2005, Saatchi & Saatchi Award for World Changing Ideas, 2008, Well-Tech 2006 Innovation Technology Award, "Gadgets for Disaster Zones" BBC May, 2011.
Features & Benefits
LifeStraw removes bacteria, including: Escherichia coli, Campylobacter, Vibrio cholerae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Shigella Salmonella
LifeStraw removes protozoa, including: Giardia lamblia ("Beaver Fever"), Cryptosporidium Parvum, Entamoeba histolytica.
The LifeStraw does not filter heavy metals or viruses, and will not desalinate water.
Length: 8.75 inches
Width: 1 inch
Weight: 2 ounces
Construction: durable plastic. Does not require replacement parts or batteries, or any chemicals.
Included: Comes with a lanyard, and a cap for the mouth piece and end piece
What is LifeStraw?
LifeStraw is a portable water filter that effectively removes all bacteria and parasites responsible for causing common diarrhoeal diseases. LifeStraw requires no electrical power or spare parts and can be carried around for easy access to safe and clean water.
Which micro-organisms does LifeStraw filter?
LifeStraw effectively removes minimum 99.99999% of waterborne bacteria and removes minimum 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites.
How is LifeStraw used?
1. Place LifeStraw in water and sip through the mouthpiece.
2. Regularly blow through LifeStraw after drinking to keep the filters clean and to prevent them from clogging.
Does LifeStraw filter heavy metals like arsenic, iron and fluoride?
No, the present version does not filter any of the heavy metals, fluoride, or chlorine.
What effect does LifeStraw have on salt water? Does it make saline water potable?
LifeStraw does not make saline water potable; however, it still removes the bacteria and protozoa from the salty water.
What effect does LifeStraw have on turbid water?
LifeStraw does not remove complete turbidity from water; however, it removes the bacteria and parasites as well as undissolved particles down to the finest microns. If you need to consume turbid water, use LifeStraw to drink only from the surface i.e. the top layer. Excessive intake of turbid water would clog the filters and therefore regular backwashing would be required.
What must one do if my LifeStraw gets blocked?
At regular intervals, it is recommended to do 'backwashing' that can be done by blowing out some air through the LifeStraw. This will clean the pre-filters of whatever sand, silt and debris that might have got deposited in the textile filters.
What is the shelf life of LifeStraw?
This product has been researched, and it has been determined that there is no shelf life on the Lifestraw unopened.
What happens if LifeStraw is used beyond 1000 litres or one year?
LifeStraw has been tested for its efficacy beyond 1000 litres and it still retains considerable efficacy on the bacteria and protozoa. However, drinking water beyond 1000 litres is not recommended.