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The LifeStraw water filter is a compact 8.75L x 1W plastic water filter that lets you drink 264 gallons of pure water directly from streams, puddles, lakes and more. Removes practically all waterborne bacteria and protozoan parasites. Surpasses EPA guidelines for E. coli, giardia, cryptosporidium oocysts and many others. Filters particles of approximately 0.2 microns and larger, reducing turbidity. Contains no chemicals and is safe for your thyroid gland. Has an indefinite shelf life so you never have to worry about it expiring. A portion of all sales go to support clean-water projects worldwide. Imported. Cancer and Reproductive Harm- Type: Filters.

- Cabela's

LifeStraw Camp & Hike Personal Water Filter LSPHF017. Removes 99.9percent of waterborne bacteria and waterborne protozoan parasites. 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.


Filtering water on ultralight adventures just got a whole lot easier. The LifeStraw water filter lets you safely sip straight from the stream or lake without any pumping, squeezing or filling.


The LifeStraw Personal Water Filter is a filter for drinking straight from the source. Out for a hike, backpacking for a period of time, even just keeping it in your emergency kit. It's really just a big straw, with a filter inside. Uncap both ends, putting the bottom end into the source water. Let it soak up for 10 seconds or so, then take sips from the straw end. It'll filter out bacteria and waterborne parasites so you can stay hydrated without getting sick. Features of the LifeStraw Personal Water Filter 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 LifeStraw can be stored indefinitely

- Moosejaw

Traditional filters are large and cumbersome, iodine imparts a bad taste, and drinking straight from the stream might be the last thing you do before being consigned to a night in the bushes, so Lifestraw is a must-have. Just sip straight from whatever water source is handy, and its hollow fiber filter will remove bacteria, protozoa, and sediment, so you won't suck in too much unpleasantness. The plastic is BPA free, for added safety, and Lifestraw will filter up to 1000L of water, so there's no need to bring a backup.


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