The LifeStraw Personal Water Filter might just Save your Life!
The LifeStraw Personal Water Filter System is definitely a survival must have for any RV owner. Part of owning an RV is getting away from people and out into the most beautiful and isolated areas of the country. Everybody knows the importance of being safe while hiking: bring lots of water, a compass, and know what to do if you get lost. Fortunately, worrying about drinking contaminated water doesn’t have to be on your list if you own the LifeStraw.
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Time Magazine’s “Invention of the Year” winner, the LifeStraw Personal Water Filter is the most advanced, compact, and ultra-light system available. It contains no moving parts, batteries, chemicals, or iodinated resin, so it won’t ever wear out. The Lifestraw personal water filter system only weights 2oz and features a high flow rate that is perfect for every RV traveler who loves backpacking and exploring nature’s secret gems.
Chosen by leading NGOs worldwide for humanitarian relief since 2005, LifeStraw has been sent to South America, Africa, Pakistan, and Haiti to aid in natural disasters. Up until excess inventory allowed the LifeStraw to become available in America in 2011, it was exclusively used for humanitarian aid!
So, you might be wondering… How do I use the LifeStraw Personal Water Filter
Fortunately for you, filtering with the LifeStraw water filter could not be easier. You can choose to scoop up water with a cup or bottle and drink from that, or get down and dirty and stick the straw right into a puddle or stream. The first time you use the LifeStraw you must prime it by uncapping the top and bottom, inserting the base of the straw into the contaminated water, making sure not to get the mouthpiece wet, and then let it sit for 30 seconds as water creeps up the membrane. You can now take 5 quick sucks to force the water to start flowing. This whole process can be done in under one minute!
When you’re done drinking from the LifeStraw, blow some air back through the LifeStraw to get the leftover water out, then shake it dry and put the caps back on. If you’re drinking from water that is murky and the flow suddenly stops, just blow some air into it to dislodge the mud from the filter. After you’re done using it and you get back to the RV, make sure to drink some clean fresh tank water from it, and then purge the filter once again by blowing back into it . Leave it out with the caps off to dry before putting it away.
It is important to note that you cannot drink salt water from the LifeStraw, nor can it remove dissolved chemicals or viruses. So just make sure that there are no dead animals or sewage in the water before drinking. In an emergency, you can drink from this water if you first use water treatment tablets.
Awesome Features of the LifeStraw Camping Water Filter:
- No disgusting after-taste! Because no chlorine, iodine, or other chemicals are used, there is no after taste.
- You don’t have to wait! When you are thirsty, and you find a water source, you can start drinking immediately after priming.
- Lifestraw exceeds all EPA standards of Log 6 reduction for bacteria and Log 3 reduction for protozoan parasites.
- Removed Bacterias: Escherichia coli (“E. Coli”),Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Shigella, Salmonella, Campylobacter, and Vibrio cholerae (“Cholera”)
- Removed Protozoa: Giardia lamblia (“Beaver Fever”),Entamoeba histolytica, and Cryptosporidium parvum (“Crypto”)
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|LifeStraw Filter||LifeStraw Steel||LifeStraw Go||LifeStraw Go Replacement Filter||LifeStraw Family 1.0||LifeStraw Mission 5 or 12 Liter|
|Applications||Running, Hiking, Survival||Travel, Hiking, Survival||Travel, Backpacking||Travel, Backpacking||Emergency Prep, Base Camp||Base Camp, Group Camp, Emergency Prep|
|What it Removes?||Bacteria and Protozoa||Bacteria and Protozoa; Reduces chemicals, heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides, odor and bad taste||Bacteria and Protozoa||Bacteria and Protozoa||Bacteria, Protozoa and Viruses||Bacteria, Protozoa and Viruses|
|Filter Capacity||1,000 Liters (264 Gallons)||Main Filter: 1,000 Liters (264 Gallons); Replaceable Carbon Filter: 100 Liters (26.5 Gallons)||1,000 Liters (264 Gallons)||1,000 Liters (264 Gallons)||18,000 Liters (4,755 Gallons)||18,000 Liters (4,755 Gallons)|
|Filter Micron Size||0.2 Micron||0.2 Micron||0.2 Micron||0.2 Micron||0.02 Micron||0.02 Micron|
|Weight||2.0 oz (55 grams)||4.2 oz (118 grams)||7.8 oz (221 grams)||2.1 oz (59 grams)||1.6 lbs (725 grams)||5 Liter: 13 oz (368 grams) 12 Liter:15 oz (425 grams)|
|Flow Rate||1.7L (57 oz) / minute||1.7L (57 oz) / minute||1.7L (57 oz) / minute||1.7L (57 oz) / minute||12L (3.2 gallons) / minute||5 Liters / minute and 12 Liters / minute|
|Filter Type||Hollow Fiber Membrane||Hollow Fiber Membrane and Replaceable Carbon Filter||Hollow Fiber Membrane||Hollow Fiber Membrane||Hollow Fiber Membrane||Hollow Fiber Membrane|
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