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November 8 2013 at 8:08 AM
Ken Mac Donald  (Login 1978-1952)
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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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Barry Bridgeford
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Waterstraw

November 8 2013, 9:12 AM 

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-storage-purification/seychelle-pure-water-straw/ .

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

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Ken Mac Donald
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water filter

November 8 2013, 11:39 AM 

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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Ken emailed in his link ...

November 9 2013, 3:11 PM 

http://eartheasy.com/lifestraw

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Lesta
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November 11 2013, 3:01 PM 

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

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MartinG
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November 11 2013, 5:33 PM 

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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JB
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November 12 2013, 12:58 PM 

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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November 12 2013, 6:38 PM 

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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Ken Mac Donald
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November 13 2013, 2:28 PM 

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 14 2013, 7:05 PM 


 
 

Russ S
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Re: water filter

November 15 2013, 8:42 AM 

That filter might be good for a ditch kit but wouldn't want to use it for everyday. The ultralight backpackers like them just because of the weight savings. You can't use it for base camping just for a sip on the way. I've been using the MSR Mini works for a couple years and it works great but not the fastest in the world. My son picked up a MSR Hyperflow micro filter which is lighter than the mini works. This thing pumps water fast about a lt every 20 seconds. The only thing with this filter is you have to back flush the filter and swap the valves out to do it. So it's not as easy as the mini works. But the speed and quality of the water is great. The filter cartridge is small as compared to the mini works.

 
 
 
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