• LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

    $19.99

    LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

    LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

    The LifeStraw personal water filter, a "Best Invention of the Year" (Time magazine) winner, enables users to drink water safely from contaminated water sources. LifeStraw is ideal for homeowners during emergencies such as local flooding which can contaminate drinking water supplies. LifeStraw is also ideal for campers and hikers who may be drinking from rivers or lakes and are unsure of the water safety. Because LifeStraw is lightweight and compact, it is also great for travelers who do not want to rely on the quality of local water.

    LifeStraw is the most advanced personal water filter available today. LifeStraw surpasses EPA guidelines for E. coli, Giardia, and Cryptosporidium oocysts, rigorous standards for water filtration.

    Eartheasy is the official wholesale distributor and retail launch partner for LifeStraw, which is now available for US and Canadian customers to purchase. Since 2005, LifeStraw has been used in developing countries to assist in achieving the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals for clean drinking water. We’re excited to help launch this useful product in North America.

    Features & Benefits

    • Filters up to 1,000 liters (264 gallons) of water
    • Removes 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria (>LOG 6 reduction)
    • Removes 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites (>LOG 3 reduction)
    • Reduces turbidity, filtering down to 0.2 microns
    • Ultralight: weighs only 2oz!
    • Does NOT use iodine or iodinized resin
    • Contains no chemicals (and is BPA-free), uses no batteries, has no moving parts
    • Very high flow rate; no after taste (because no iodine or chlorine are used)
    • Easy to clean. Can be stored and used periodically. Just keep uncapped so it can dry thoroughly.
    • Very durable
    • No shelf life. LifeStraw can be stored indefinitely. (Former shelf life estimates have been revised.)
    • Used worldwide in harsh conditions since 2005
    • Award winning & internationally recognized

    For each LifeStraw sold in North America one school child in the developing world receives clean water for an entire school year. This is accomplished with the donation of LifeStraw Community water purifiers to schools. We also have a tree planted for every order through our partnership with Trees for the Future Foundation.

    What LifeStraw removes/filters:

    LifeStraw filters down to an incredible, 0.2 microns in size! This removes virtually all the bacteria (99.9999%) and protozoa (99.9%) from contaminated water, and reduces turbidity (muddiness) by filtering out suspended particles.

    Bacteria removed include:

    • Escherichia coli,
    • Campylobacter,
    • Vibrio cholerae,
    • Pseudomonas aeruginosa,
    • Shigella
    • Salmonella

    Protozoa removed include:

    • Giardia lamblia ("Beaver Fever")
    • Cryptosporidium Parvum
    • Entamoeba histolytica.

    Specifications:

    • Length: 9 inches
    • Width: 1 inch
    • Weight: 2 ounces
    • Construction: durable plastic. Does not require replacement parts or batteries, or any chemicals.
    • Capacity: filters up to 264 gallons (1000 liters) of water.
    • Included: Comes with a lanyard, and a cap for the mouth piece and end piece

    How to use:

    The patented LifeStraw is a small tube with specialized filters inside. Place one end in unfiltered water (a glass, water bottle, river, or puddle!), and suck the resulting clean water up through the top. Anyone who can use a drinking straw can easily use a LifeStraw.

    Before use, uncap the LifeStraw and hold it upright in water for a minute. This allows the water to creep up the filter membrane. Then do five quick sucks and the water will flow easily. When drinking from muddy water, you may have to blow back down into it to purge out the turbidity if the flow slows or stops.

    LifeStraw for Travel & Backpacking:

    Because the LifeStraw is so small and lightweight, it’s great for travel overseas in countries with unreliable drinking water. If you’ve ever been sick while travelling, you know the importance of drinking filtered water! Make sure to drink all water through the LifeStraw.

    LifeStraw for Hiking & Camping:

    Access to clean water is critical while hiking. LifeStraw accomplishes the same thing as other filters, but does it at just a tenth of the weight. If you’re ultra-light hiking, this is a must. At only 2 oz, it’s the lightest way of filtering water while on the go. If you consume the recommended 3-4 liters of water per day while hiking, LifeStraw will last you for between 250-330 days of hiking. If you’re in a rush, there’s no need to stop and filter water by the lake. Just scoop your water bottle full, and sip from it as you walk. Or, dip the end of the straw right into the lake and drink until you’re hydrated.

    As a hiking or camping water filter, the LifeStraw provides great convenience. A purifier or pump filter is great, but it takes a fair amount of time to wait for the purification or filtering to complete. Instead, experience the convenience of drinking directly from the water source using your LifeStraw. Perfect when you are hiking, or relaxing around camp.

    LifeStraw for Emergency Preparedness & Survival:

    In light of recent natural disasters, many people are realizing they cannot depend on their city water during an emergency. A water filter that’s lightweight, easy-to-use, and portable is important to have in your emergency preparedness kit. Buy a LifeStraw for each member in your household - it's a low-cost investment in security.


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