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You've probably heard about the brilliant little gadget called the LifeStraw. In case you've missed this modern wonder, the LifeStraw Personal Water Filter enables you to make just about any type of water drinkable. Currently just $13 during the Amazon Black Friday sale (down from $30), the LifeStraw is a great gadget to have around, and a perfect stocking stuffer for everyone. It inspires adventure in all who behold it, from the occasional hiker to fishing fanatics. And this Black Friday deal makes it nearly 60 percent off.
The straw contains a microfiltration membrane that removes 99.999999% of waterborne bacteria (including E. coli and salmonella), and 99.999% of waterborne parasites (including giardia and cryptosporidium). The filter also removes the smallest microplastics found in the environment, and reduces turbidity down to 0.2 microns.
You use this like any other straw. Simply remove the cap, place one end of the straw into water you come across in nature, and suck. The hollow fibers inside the straw trap pathogens, so the only thing that touches your lips is clean, safe, drinkable water.
This straw also lasts. The microbiological filter will provide 1,000 gallons of clean and safe drinking water, as long as you use the straw the way it was designed and maintain it. And, if you’re taking it camping, it won’t weigh down your pack: It weighs just two ounces.
People rave about this straw in the reviews. “I drank from the most disgusting looking crevice filled with brown scum. I thought, this is going to be safe, but taste horrid. WRONG. TASTED LIKE THE FRESHEST SPRING WATER. Better than any tap,” one person wrote. “I've used these both in Iraq & Afghanistan. Works as advertised. Extremely reliable and genuinely safe to use filtration system,” another said.
LifeStraw is also big on giving back. For every straw you purchase, a school child in need receives safe drinking water for an entire school year.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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