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“LifeStraw® is an award-winning personal water filter, designed to provide safe, clean drinking water in any situation. The lightweight filter is ideal for hiking and camping, travel, emergency preparedness and survival. It makes contaminated or suspect water safe to drink.” (via buylifestraw.com)
If you haven’t heard of the LifeStraw, then you should definitely check out the LifeStraw website (www.buylifestraw.com). For just $19.95, you can purchase your own LifeStraw online. This water purifier will filter up to 264 gallons of water, giving you good drinking water. You also have the option of purchasing a LifeStraw Go, which includes a LifeStraw personal water purification and a sport water bottle, or you can get a LifeStraw Family 1.0 gravity system, which filters up to 4,752 gallons of water.
The LifeStraw weighs just two ounces and uses no batteries or moving parts. The slender design is small enough to fit in your pocket.
Additionally, “for each LifeStraw® sold, one school child in the developing world receives clean water for an entire school year.
- A comprehensive program to improve school water quality results in a nearly 50% reduction in diarrheal illness.
- Safe, clean water in schools results in a 42% reduction in absenteeism.
- In many developing countries school-age girls are tasked with gathering water; reducing this burden directly increases the amount of time girls are in school learning.”
So, if you are outdoors a lot, whether it’s because you are hunting, fishing, trapping, hiking, camping, horseback riding, or whatever…this could be a very valuable tool to have on you. Plus, when you purchase a LifeStraw, you are helping a child receive clean water. Help yourself and others. Win-win!