water filter

Joined: September 1st, 2009, 12:10 pm

November 8th, 2013, 1:08 pm #1

Just came across this water filter and wonder if anyone else had heard of it, maybe not something for a group but might work for a solo trip or even in the emergency kit.

should be able to find it at

www.waterstraw.com

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Joined: June 1st, 2009, 10:00 pm

November 8th, 2013, 2:12 pm #2

I tried the website address and got an "URL for sale" result. So I did a Google search for "waterstraw" and found this .. http://preparemylife.com/products/water ... ter-straw/ .

Ken, did you find it being sold in a store?

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Joined: September 1st, 2009, 12:10 pm

November 8th, 2013, 4:39 pm #3

Just came across this water filter and wonder if anyone else had heard of it, maybe not something for a group but might work for a solo trip or even in the emergency kit.

should be able to find it at

www.waterstraw.com
Barry, that is probably it, a little different then the other picture i had.

I found it on another website I visit. and the price is pretty close.....





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Joined: June 1st, 2009, 10:00 pm

November 9th, 2013, 8:11 pm #4

Just came across this water filter and wonder if anyone else had heard of it, maybe not something for a group but might work for a solo trip or even in the emergency kit.

should be able to find it at

www.waterstraw.com
http://eartheasy.com/lifestraw



Barry Bridgeford
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Joined: February 5th, 2012, 12:09 am

November 11th, 2013, 8:01 pm #5

Just came across this water filter and wonder if anyone else had heard of it, maybe not something for a group but might work for a solo trip or even in the emergency kit.

should be able to find it at

www.waterstraw.com
I got one of these for christmas last year. it lives in my emergency kit. I've never used it.

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Joined: November 27th, 2009, 1:12 am

November 11th, 2013, 10:33 pm #6

Just came across this water filter and wonder if anyone else had heard of it, maybe not something for a group but might work for a solo trip or even in the emergency kit.

should be able to find it at

www.waterstraw.com
I know a couple of people who keep the lifestraw in their ditch kit. Another alternative for solo use is the Sawyer Squeeze. This filter is ridiculously small and all the rage with backpackers

http://www.sawyer.com/sawyersaves/products-squeeze.html

It has some drawbacks. The bags that come with it are junk. But, it does work with Platypus containers, gravity feed bags, or disposable plastic bottles. It's a hollow fiber filter like the MSR Hyperflow so you can't let the filter freeze. Otherwise it is regarded as the best lightweight filter out there.

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Joined: May 10th, 2012, 4:19 pm

November 12th, 2013, 5:58 pm #7

Just came across this water filter and wonder if anyone else had heard of it, maybe not something for a group but might work for a solo trip or even in the emergency kit.

should be able to find it at

www.waterstraw.com
From what I was reading about it in the past was that it's being used by NGO's to help provide those in 3rd world countries with a cheap means of safe drinking.

I haven't used it yet, BUT, maybe would also pick it up for an ultra-lite trip.
My Steri-pen is what I'm definitely loving as it has a pre-filter so I don't suck down any nasty particulate (or much of it that I would notice).

It's also light weight and doesn't require pumping or hanging which I'm a HUGE proponent of.

Surprised no one has given the straw a go on here though
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Joined: November 15th, 2012, 5:51 am

November 12th, 2013, 11:38 pm #8

Just came across this water filter and wonder if anyone else had heard of it, maybe not something for a group but might work for a solo trip or even in the emergency kit.

should be able to find it at

www.waterstraw.com
Never even knew about this till now! I think I will order/buy one and try it out on my next trip or next season (depending on the circumstances). I will add a review in the trip video!

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Joined: September 1st, 2009, 12:10 pm

November 13th, 2013, 7:28 pm #9

Just came across this water filter and wonder if anyone else had heard of it, maybe not something for a group but might work for a solo trip or even in the emergency kit.

should be able to find it at

www.waterstraw.com
exactly why when I saw it, it seemed a perfect fit for solo camping or as some have stated, even in your emg kit in the car or pack pack. haven't had time to check where they can be bought ( if anywhere in Ontario ) but will be looking for one for a few different reasons, great for even ice fishing if you need a drink or wading rivers like I do as well..
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November 15th, 2013, 12:05 am #10

Just came across this water filter and wonder if anyone else had heard of it, maybe not something for a group but might work for a solo trip or even in the emergency kit.

should be able to find it at

www.waterstraw.com
Here's a neat one. Made of wood.

http://io9.com/further-evidence-that-na ... 1451585330

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