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Around $20 for basic model. Transforms dirty water into drinking water......allegedly.

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After much research, we bought a LifeStraw "Mission" to supply our cooking and drinking water when boondocking and using an unknown water source such as a pond or creek. When we first got it, we ran some of our local lake water through it and sent samples off for testing. The report came back well within established safety limits on all testing parameters, and much cleaner than the "raw" sample submitted with it. Both of our daughters are veteran hikers and have used LifeStraw personal versions for for several years and swear by them.


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do a google search on Sawyer water filter.


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The basic Lifestraw is a filter that removes contaminants as small as 0.2 microns. This should be adequate to filter out typical parasites and all bacteria. It will not remove viruses. I've used similar products in the lab to get sterile growth media.


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We have the larger under the counter, kitchen version at the cottage. Been using it for years with no ill effect.

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We tried ours on moving water, not the stagnant stuff with green algi growing on the top. I'm sure if it was life or death desperate times, I'd do it in a heartbeat.


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Posted: 06/24/19 05:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

akaPedro wrote:

Around $20 for basic model. Transforms dirty water into drinking water......allegedly.


Dang near collapsed my eardrums trying to get an appreciable stream of water thru one. Threw it away.
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