With all the news coverage of the horrific earthquakes this last week, it reminded me to update my own earthquake kit for when(not if) the big one hits the Pacific Northwest.
Water is the most essential item people neglect to stockpile in their survival kits. Whether we use the excuse of not having enough space to store large quantities of water, or have concerns about the chemical content of the plastic containers that water is usually sold in, we generally aren’t adequately prepared to replenish ourselves come when disaster strikes.
After doing some quick research I came across a tiny little tool called The LifeStraw that allows you to purify and consume up to 1000 litres of water through its use. There is no set up the product or instructions to read, you can literally go up to a puddle in the road and draw sustenance from a murky dirt filled pothole, let alone ponds, lakes or rivers. For $25 it’s hard to find a better deal for 1000L of water! I look forward to putting mine to the test this summer camping.
The LifeStraw removes 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria, including E. coli, and 99.9% of waterborne protozoa, including Giardia & Cryptosporidium. LifeStraw also reduces turbidity, filtering down to 0.2 microns.