Water is vital! You can survive about 3 weeks without food but only about 3 – 5 days without water. Even less if you’ve been severely injured during an earthquake. Pipes may have burst and you might not have any running water. Don’t worry! If you have the amazing LifeStraw you’ll actually be able to drink dirty water!
Why in the world would you want to drink dirty contaminated water? Well, actually you aren’t. The LifeStraw is designed to filter out and remove almost all (99.9999%) waterborne bacteria and (99.9%) parasites!
This Time Magazine Invention of the Year award winner has helped millions around the world since 2005 especially those in developing countries where clean and safe drinking water isn’t easily accessible to them. It helped save the lives of millions and can potentially save yours too.
Easy and Safe to Use
It contains no chemicals, no batteries, and no moving parts, and is simple to use. You just drink from it like any other straw and the filter will convert the contaminated water into safe drinking water! Isn’t that amazing? Each LifeStraw will filter up to 1000 liters (264 gallons) of water which is enough drinking water for 1 person for an entire year.
It surpasses rigorous standards for water filtration and adheres to EPA guidelines for E.coli, Giardia, and Cryptosporidium oocysts. It’s not only for emergency situations, you can use it for hiking, backpacking, hunting/fishing trips, traveling, and even camping!
Distributed Globally for Humanitarian Aid
The LifeStraw is so effective that it has been provided for relief efforts in major natural disasters including the recent 2016 Ecuador earthquake and the 2010 Haiti earthquake that killed 316,000 people and left 1.5 million people homeless. It has also been distributed to people in developing nations where safe drinking water is not easily accessible. Safe drinking water is especially important for vulnerable groups such as children under five, pregnant women and people living with HIV.
How Does it Work?
Some Minor Drawbacks
Although the straw filters out harmful bacteria and parasites, it does not filter chemicals, salt, viruses, and heavy metals so don’t just go around using it in a toxic pool of water or sea water. You can use it in lakes, rivers, wells, puddles, and other sources where there are no chemicals or salt.
Where Can I Get One?
The LifeStraw is definitely something you want to get for your earthquake kit or any emergency kit for that matter. It allows you to drink safe water and keep you alive in emergency situations. It’s also great for camping, hiking, and other outdoor activities. The various sizes they offer makes it convenient based on use and they all use the same filtering system that gets ride of almost all waterborne bacteria and parasites.
I especially like how they are used in developing countries and those affected by disasters as it’s not always easy to get clean drinking water. I think we sometimes take that for granted as we have a constant supply but when the going gets tough and you run out of drinking water, you’ll be glad you have a LifeStraw.
I seriously recommend you getting one. You can even bulk order them for your office, company, or even school.
What do you think? Would you get one? Would you find it useful in emergency and non-emergency situations? Tell me in the comments below.