Outdoor Health LifeStraw® Personal
LifeStraw® Personal Water Filter
The LifeStraw is a personal water purification device designed to turn surface water into drinking water, thus providing access to safe drinking water wherever you are.
LifeStraws are approximately 25cm long with a diameter of 3cm, very light and of solid construction. It has a cord to place around your neck. It kills disease-causing micro organisms which spread diarrhoea, dysentery, typhoid and cholera.
The LifeStraw contains a number of filters and a pharmaceutical pouch that clean the water and treat it chemically. There are no electrical or moving parts and no maintenance is required - simply blow back after use to remove the debris that has been filtered.
With the Lifestraw it is possible to drink water from almost any fresh water source.
The Lifestraw is a must have device for all campers, back-packers, travellers, hikers, aid workers, volunteers, survival enthusiasts and for those planning for any eventuality.
The Lifestraw is a sealed unit with no moving parts therefore making it exceedingly durable. As there are no moving parts, no servicing or maintenance is required. Like a normal drinking straw, the Lifestraw is operated purely by the user sucking on the end of the straw and so no electricity/batteries are required which means your lifestraw is always operational.
As each lifestraw is only 25cm (10 inches) long and 29mm (just over 1 inch) in diameter, it is is the essential addition to any emergency survival kit be it for home, vehicle or back-pack.
Offers easy access to safe drinking water away from home.
Filters a minimum of 700 litres of water.
Kills and removes 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria.
Kills and removes 98.2% of waterborne viruses.
Removes particles down to 15 microns.
Requires no electrical power or spare parts for the life time of the straw.
Easy to mass-distribute in areas where drinking water is contaminated.
Winner of INDEX: 2005 International Design Award
Winner of Well-Tech 2006 Innovation Technology Award
Rated 'Best Invention of 2005' by TIME