Can you see yourself lugging the 2-3 gallons of water per day that you’ll need for survival, cooking and safe cleaning? No, me either. Though the every federal emergency preparedness plan calls for a minimum of 1 gallon of water per person per day, that doesn’t take into account what you need for extra. That’s just minimum hydration.
The problem comes in where do you get that water if you go through your minimum 1 gallon a day? You can’t assume that the water you find in a lake or pond or stream or roadside puddle is going to be safe to drink in the safest of times much less if you’re in the middle of a major disaster. Thus, you need something to help you drink that water and not have it kill you.
Unlike other water filters that filter the water into a common container, the LifeStraw is designed to be used as a personal filtration system. You can use it like a straw – just stick it into your water source and drink. Thus you have no need for carrying large containers of water. And even if you are in a situation where there are large water sources being offered (think a Red Cross camp after a tornado), drinking from a public water source amongst folks who are sick, isn’t the best idea.
Here are the specs on what the LifeStraw Water Filter can do:
Here are things the LifeStraw Water Filter cannot do:
I Tried It for You! LifeStraw Personal Water Filter Review from Mom with a Prep
Drink directly from a water source with LifeStraw
So what did I think about it the LifeStraw?
If you want to see a review from The Sensible Prepper (one of my favorite channels and folks to follow), check out this video:
The LifeStraw is my #1 pick of an item to put in your emergency preparedness supplies. Either for your bug out bag, your everyday carry bag, your car emergency box, your 72 hour bag – whatever you use to store supplies to get you through your emergency of choice, THIS should be the very first item you buy to tuck in.
LifeStraw has released the LifeStraw Go! – a new water bottle design using LifeStraw technology that allows you to carry water with you at all times. Be on the lookout for a coupon code to purchase the LifeStraw Go! for the same prices as a LifeStraw.
Also available on the market is the LifeStraw Family, which is a gravity-fed filtration system.
The LifeStraw Family! A gravity fed water filtration system
At $19.95 in most outlets, it’s a life saving tool to have in EVERY situation!
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