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Promoted 04-24-2016 by longmanj9 at 11:50 AM View Original Post
Amazon has LifeStraw Personal Water Filter on sale for $14.29. Shipping is free with Prime or on $49 or more. Thanks Butcherboy

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Award-winning LifeStraw has been used by millions around the globe since 2005
• Removes minimum 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria (>LOG 6 reduction) and surpasses EPA standards for water filters
• Removes minimum 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites (>LOG 3 reduction) and filters to an amazing 0.2 microns
• Filters up to 1000 liters of contaminated water WITHOUT iodine, chlorine, or other chemicals
• Comes in a sealed bag, perfect for storing for emergencies
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both are good products but you may want to check out Sawyer mini water filtration system

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FA2RLX2
From Amazon's Customer Questions and Answers:

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I am a bit confused... Does the shelf life of 5 years begin after first use? Or 5 years even if unused? Does it have a manufactured date on it? If we don't use them do we need to replace them every 5 years?

Answer:
Unused it can sit indefinitely. The life span is based on the gallons filtered. Once you begin to use it with proper cleaning and dry storage it will purify a minimum of 1000 litres (264 gallons) of water. This is enough water for one person for a year with regular use. However, kept clean and dry it can last years with occasional use.
This, almost. Removing bacteria and protozoa from water will not be the problem in industrialized urban areas. Toxic chemicals in our water will be the real problem, or both. This does nothing for toxic industrial plants with their storm runoff or flooding in typical city/urban areas in the US.

For hunting, wilderness, or rural, undeveloped areas, this is the right choice, however. For the suburban basement survivalist, this won't be what you need (by itself) if the SHTF. And it won't save you, your family, neighbors, or armed survivalist that find your stash.

The steel LifeStraw also has some supply issues it seems with replaceable filter parts. I'd pick one of the larger family size *and* a household filter specifically for lead and heavy metals. The bacteria/protozoa problem in Flint is likely nonexistent. Flint has a problem with metal leaching, notably lead, but iron and other metals too.

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Always wanted to try one of these things. Thanks OP.
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I did the same testing on one of them and it performed flawlessly. Suction is what I had expected. Totally acceptable. The technical information on the website makes me feel that I can rely on this in a water quality concern area.
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This is a great price, they've been consistently $20 everywhere.
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both are good products but you may want to check out Sawyer mini water filtration system

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FA2RLX2
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http://prepforshtf.com/sawyer-min...lifestraw/

bought the sawyer product at Jet with coupon for 16.29, don't feel too bad since spec-wise it's better....... laugh out loudlaugh out loudlaugh out loudlaugh out loudlaugh out loud
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Last edited by coffeeduck April 24, 2016 at 06:37 AM
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Always wanted to try one of these things. Thanks OP.
It will save your life. I almost died due to drinking normal water out of plastic bottles.

In a real emergency, which I'm sure most of the people buying this have been in, best thing to do is just put a few drops of bleach in the water, removes 100% of bacteria. Learned that in SERE (survival) school.
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wanted to get a few of these for emergency kit, do they expire? single use only or can they be used and saved? appreciate any feedback.
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Quote from FearAndLoathing View Post :
It will save your life. I almost died due to drinking normal water out of plastic bottles.

In a real emergency, which I'm sure most of the people buying this have been in, best thing to do is just put a few drops of bleach in the water, removes 100% of bacteria. Learned that in SERE (survival) school.

I actually like the taste of the iodine systems. Had to use one hiking in NM many years ago and developed a liking for the taste. That system had an iodine metal at the bottom of a small bottle - you put so many drops of the solution in your drinking water then topped off the iodine bottle with water.
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wanted to get a few of these for emergency kit, do they expire? single use only or can they be used and saved? appreciate any feedback.
From Amazon's Customer Questions and Answers:

Question:
I am a bit confused... Does the shelf life of 5 years begin after first use? Or 5 years even if unused? Does it have a manufactured date on it? If we don't use them do we need to replace them every 5 years?

Answer:
Unused it can sit indefinitely. The life span is based on the gallons filtered. Once you begin to use it with proper cleaning and dry storage it will purify a minimum of 1000 litres (264 gallons) of water. This is enough water for one person for a year with regular use. However, kept clean and dry it can last years with occasional use.
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I may need to upgrade to the "LifeStraw Steel [amazon.com]" for $55 for my trip to Flint next month.
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Quote from MickeyC View Post :
I may need to upgrade to the "LifeStraw Steel [amazon.com]" for $55 for my trip to Flint next month.
This, almost. Removing bacteria and protozoa from water will not be the problem in industrialized urban areas. Toxic chemicals in our water will be the real problem, or both. This does nothing for toxic industrial plants with their storm runoff or flooding in typical city/urban areas in the US.

For hunting, wilderness, or rural, undeveloped areas, this is the right choice, however. For the suburban basement survivalist, this won't be what you need (by itself) if the SHTF. And it won't save you, your family, neighbors, or armed survivalist that find your stash.

The steel LifeStraw also has some supply issues it seems with replaceable filter parts. I'd pick one of the larger family size *and* a household filter specifically for lead and heavy metals. The bacteria/protozoa problem in Flint is likely nonexistent. Flint has a problem with metal leaching, notably lead, but iron and other metals too.
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Last edited by mike808 April 24, 2016 at 09:06 AM
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Quote from dollerprod View Post :
both are good products but you may want to check out Sawyer mini water filtration system

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FA2RLX2
Agreed. Go with the Sawyer mini. Worth the extra $5.
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