- LifeStraw is an award-winning bacteria and pathogen filter that tucks neatly into your backpack and remains sealed until you really need it.
- We’ve used it in some pretty murky, muck-ridden conditions to make once-non-potable water drinkable.
- For travelers, it’s also a great (and easy) way to help out communities in need.
- On Amazon Prime Day 2019, the LifeStraw personal water filter was on sale for $9.89 (originally $17.47). Prime members bought more than 200,000 water filters during the 48-hour sales event.
The LifeStraw is a personal (and portable) water filtration tube that has been serving some of the remotest and most disenfranchised communities around the world. It was in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, Rwanda in 2015, and can be commonly found in the rucksacks of many a member of the United States military. It’s also just a useful device to have on camping and hiking trips.
While it’s not a purifier (which would also filter out any waterborne viruses), it’s about as simple and reliable as it gets in terms of a water filtration system. There are even multiple reviews of the LifeStraw on Amazon by Marines and other members of the armed services stating that they not only personally use it, but that it is now Standard Operation Procedure to equip everyone’s rucksack with one when they deploy.
It requires a bit of work to get started and keep water flowing, but it will do its job, especially in the event of an emergency.
This year, it was one of Amazon’s most popular Prime Day deals: over 200,000 units were bought while it was 43% off.
So, whether you’re a camper, an all-out adventurer, a doomsday prepper, or simply someone who might, someday, encounter an emergency (which is to say all of us), LifeStraw is worth having in your home, rucksack, bug-out bag, car, or all of the above.
Note: The Original and Red Cross LifeStraw water filters are currently sold out and out of stock, but check back soon to buy one if you missed out during Prime Day.