Thursday, March 23, 2017

Lifestraw- Making Contaminated Water Safe to Drink


Xander has been in Boy Scouts for a couple of years now. Before then, I didn't really know much about how to do anything outdoors. I always tell people, I was born in Oregon, which is a VERY outdoorsy place. But, I grew up without a dad, and my mom never was a person for camping or fishing. 

When I was 11 I was sent to "Outdoor School" with my 5th grade class, which was a requirement in public school is Oregon. You HAD to much as I didn't want to. 

The little I learned there, like how to make a bunson burner, and how to fit everything into a pack, I did retain, so I am grateful. But, one thing we were never taught was how to get water from a lake, and drink it. Now, as an adult, watching Survivor every week, I know you have to boil the water. But, what if you can't make fire? 

Enter Lifestraw. 

LifeStraw Steel is ideal for hiking, backpacking, camping and travel. The 2-stage filtration process removes bacteria and protozoa and reduces organic chemical matter and chlorine. 

You seriously, just stick the Lifestraw Steel into the water source and drink like you are using a straw. The filter inside the Lifestraw cleans the water INSTANTLY! This is amazing. You can purchase it here.

Introducing the new LifeStraw Go - now with a carbon capsule that reduces chlorine, bad taste and odor! Available in 5 colors.
With our Follow the Liters program, for every LifeStraw product sold, a child in a developing country receives clean, safe drinking water for an entire school year.
  • Uses replaceable activated carbon capsule to reduce bad taste, chlorine and organic chemical matter for up to 100 liters (26 gallons).
  • Uses advanced hollow fiber membrane technology (0.2 microns) to remove waterborne bacteria and protozoa up to 1,000 liters (264 gallons)
  • Removes 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria (>LOG 6 reduction), including E-Coli
  • Removes 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites (>LOG 3 reduction), including Giardia & Cryptosporidium
  • Reduces turbidity, filtering down to 0.2 microns
  • Available in 5 colors
  • BPA Free Tritan Bottle
  • Replacement hollow fiber membrane cartridges available
  • Replacement carbon capsules available
  • Does NOT use iodine or iodinized resin

Overall, I am so glad that I can use these products with my boys, and in the mean time, I have learned a lot more about the great outdoors.

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact with any questions.

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