As part of our collection of 10 indispensable items you have to bring on a hiking or camping trip, here’s a review of the LifeStraw.
LifeStraw LSPHF017 Personal Water Filter
The LifeStraw personal water purifier is a must-have accessory for hiking, camping and emergency.
This purifier will filter a total of 792 gallons (3,000 liters) of safe drinking water without using any chemicals, and it removes a whopping 99.9999% of bacteria such as coli (e-coli) and 99.9% of protozoa such as cgiardia lamblia (also known as beaver fever, found in streams and rivers).
It has no expiry date, which is really nice. This means you can keep this stored indefinitely.
Buyer reviews mention that even yucky waters became drinkable – without getting sick. No doubt this is very effective and a great item for your home emergency kit and your next trip into the wild.
When I ran out of the water I brought this. Bring a wide mouth bottle to fill with the water you find. I drank from the most disgusting looking crevice filled with brown scum. I thought it would be safe but taste horrible. I was WRONG! IT TASTED LIKE THE FRESHEST SPRING WATER. Better than any tap. I’m from Maine, and I’ve tasted plenty of water right from mountain springs, so take my word. (Review)