LifeStraw Water Filtration System Review

By on October 19, 2014

Without water, we are all in big trouble. The reviewer starts off by pointing out that this may be one of the most important investments you can make.

This product filters down to .2 microns. A human hair is about 75 microns across (depending on the person). Bacteria can be between about .2 microns and 3 microns in size. Keep in mind that chemicals and a lot of things that are bad for you can be smaller than .2 microns. This product will not filter those. Having said that, it is important to be careful where you get the water you will be filtering. Next to a road or a chemical plant would not be a good idea. Stagnant water or water that animals frequent would also be a bad idea. This is a very basic water filter. It can still prevent some kind of waterborne issue that could cause dysentery which could result in severe dehydration.

This Lifestraw model includes a lanyard which is removable in case you want to add your own. In the video, the reviewer uses rainwater to filter. The main purpose (as the reviewer points out) is to determine how the filtered water will taste. At first, he only gets air through the straw. Then eventually he is able to pull water though easily. The reviewer states that the water tastes like pool water with an additional cheap plastic taste. The taste is similar to the plastic taste you get when you first use an inexpensive water bottle for your bike. There is no after taste whatsoever. It is recommended to blow out any residual water not used in the straw. You can filter up to 1,000 liters of water with this straw.

Lifestraw is available on Amazon here.

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My passion is to teach what was passed down to me – the skills of self-sufficient living. Some call it survival or prepping. I call it wisdom. And my goal is to convey my wisdom and knowledge in a way that is doable for the average person.

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