This small invention won a Time Magazine Invention of the Year! Interested..? Imagine having a personal water filter at hand, that provides access to clean, safe drinking water in the event of a natural disaster or any other survival situation. No batteries. No moving parts to wear out. No chemicals. Fits in your pocket, is easy to use. Thinking of impossible? Well, maybe that is why it won the award… This personal water filter features a high flow rate and weighs only 2oz. It’s definitely an ultimate survival tool for hiking, camping, ultralight backpacking, hunting, travel, scouting, and emergency preparedness, its straw design is ideal for purifying water from streams, lakes, ponds and other contaminated sources.
Unlike many similar filters on the market today, this filter has met EPA standards for water filtration in independent testing and removes a minimum 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria (>LOG 6 reduction) and 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites (>LOG 3 reduction), filtering to an amazing 0.2 microns and surpassing EPA standards for water filters. Also – we want you to know, that for each LifeStraw purchased, one child in a developing community receives safe drinking water for an entire school year!