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3 LifeStraws You Can Count on When It Really Matters


LifeStraw water filters are about as good as it gets for proper (and safe) filtration.

The LifeStraw lineup has grown over the years, but the concept has always been solid. When readied drinking water isn't available, humans need a way to hydrate without consuming waterborne bacteria.

Having a water filter like a LifeStraw offers way to get safe drinking water, but in a size that's easy to pack away with the rest of your gear. So, if you ever run out of water, you can easily pull out one of these filters and turn contaminated water into clean water.

They've been used for a number of different purposes, as people use them for hiking, camping and other survival scenarios. However, Vestergaard, LifeStraw's parent company, has also implemented these water filters in efforts to help countries with limited drinking water, even giving entire schools filters to use. In some cases, every single school child would get his or her own water purifier.

There are many LifeStraw products to choose from, and whether you're looking for the smaller straw-style filter or a filtered water bottle, you really can't go wrong.

However, these three LifeStraws especially stand out to us as elite resources for emergency preparedness.

LifeStraw Steel


This stainless-steel filtration system is kind of the standard for LifeStraw's personal water filters. It uses the classic straw style, but features a more durable exterior.

Like other LifeStraw products, this tool uses a hollow fiber membrane to filter out 99.9999 percent of waterborne bacteria such as E. coli, and protozoa such as giardia and cryptosporidium, giving you drinkable, safe water.

It also does a great job or reducing chlorine, as well as the bad odor and bad taste of contaminated water.

The Steel meets U.S. UPS drinking water standards.

LifeStraw Community


The LifeStraw Community is kind of the opposite of the Steel in the sense that it can be used to provide clean drinking water to a farm more people, but sacrifices the portability the Steel offers.

It also reduces 99.9999 percent of bacteria and protozoa, but also viruses and microplastics.

Also, it filters about 3 gallons per day, serving roughly 75-100 people every day. It'll last a long time, too, as it'll filter about 75,000-100,000 liters in its lifetime.

The LifeStraw Community meets U.S. EPA standards.



This is the classic, original LifeStraw that inspired so many of the company's other concepts. This lightweight product changed the way we look at water treatment and possible water sources for humans. And,

It can filter up to 4,000 liters (1,000 gallons) of water, and it's much cheaper at only $19.99.

If you're wanting a LifeStraw water filter, order one on their website where they offer free shipping!



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