Thursday, April 11, 2019

LifeStraw Sounds Like a Great Addition to an Emergency Survival Kit

Two hikers missing for five days on California's Mount Baldy have been found alive after rescuers tracked their footprints to their camp.

The two rationed food and drank water through a LifeStraw, which can filter dirty water.

Details on the straw below:

  • Stainless steel LifeStraw water filter features 2-stage filtration system that eliminates contaminants as well as odors and tastes
  • Durable and compact food-grade stainless steel straw meets FDA standards and is ideal for hiking, camping, backpacking, travel, and outdoor survival
  • Removes minimum 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria and 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites, and filters to 0.2 microns; surpasses EPA filter standard
  • Replaceable carbon capsule provides 2-stage filtration that reduces chlorine, organic chemicals, odors and bad tastes
  • Filters up to 1,000 liters and does not require batteries, pumping, or chemicals; measures 9 x 1 x 1 inches and weighs 4.2 ounces




  1. Wow that's interesting, I hadn't even heard of this & I lived there for 3 years. Lifestraw sounds like a great tool but honestly there are plenty of streams in baldy with rapidly flowing water which ive drank plenty of times straight from the stream with no problem.

    Thank God they were found safe.

    BtW one of the most interesting books I've ever read, related to this topic was "OVER the edge: Death in the grand canyon", many stories of hikers & all sorts of history

  2. I have these and have used them they are far and away the best pocket solution you will find.