It’s one of the worst fears of any hiker… running out of potable water. What do you do? Do you drink from a nearby stream or a pond? Is that safe? Are you thirsty enough that you would risk getting sick(and I mean really sick)?
But now there's an answer: a straw-shaped portable water filter that enables you to drink safely from any body of water - even from a puddle. Or, in fact, from a toilet.
Now available to buy online, the 22cm-long, LifeStraw was originally developed by Danish manufacturers in 2005 as a solution to the devastating problem of unsafe drinking water in the Third World, where one child dies every 15 seconds as a result of drinking dirty water.
And it will safely filter at least 1000 litres of water.” Read More
Life Straw© is a simple but very capable answer to the critical question of how to provide safe water interventions for personal, military or preventative use.
It can guard against waterborne diseases such as typhoid, cholera, dysentery and diarrhoea, and provides for clean drinking water to be accessed anywhere there are water sources available such as rivers, lakes, ponds and even puddles.
As a mobile water purifier, LifeStraw© is designed to turn fresh water into safe drinking water. The purifier effectively removes over 99.99% of waterborne bacteria, and 99% of the waterborne viruses responsible for causing common diarrhoeal diseases. It requires no power-source or spare parts and can be easily carried for simple access to safe and clean water.
LifeStraw© contains a specially developed halogenated resin which kills bacteria and viruses on contact. A special chamber further increases the exposure of micro-organisms to the halogenated resin, thus enhancing the killing effect. Micro-filters are used to remove all particles down to 25 microns. Activated carbon absorbs residual iodine also improving the taste of water.
The filtration lifeline of LifeStraw© is a minimum of 1000 litres. The only maintenance required to help stop the filters becoming blocked is regular backwashing. This is achieved by simply blowing air through the device.
LifeStraw© offers reliable and easy access to safe drinking water, whatever the circumstances.
Water Storing & Filtering