34 Reviews (4.9 out of 5 Grommets)
Lightweight and simple. Essential addition to emergency kit I carry when hiking
As avid backpackers, we love the idea of having a back-up water filter in our packs. As Californian's living in Earthquake country, we also feel having a few of these filters in our family is a good idea in case of an emergency.
Haven't used the life straw in the woods as of yet. I really like how easy it is to use and look forward to putting it to the test in Sept.
Bought this as a gift for my husband and he likes it. If is part of our bug out bag item.
I'm not a dooms-dayer, but with the endless natural (and unnatural) disasters going on everywhere these days, I thought it might be a wise move to have one handy. Fresh water is a precious commodity, clean fresh water doubly so.
I also bought one for my employer who leads expeditions in remote areas.
Quite frankly, I can't think of a reason NOT to have one.
And don't think that just because you live in an urban city community that you'll never need one. What if your neighborhood water lines get contaminated, or there is a drought that drops water levels far enough that your water supply is scraping the yucky bottom of the barrels (so to speak).
What if you stay at a hotel? You aren't really going to drink their tap water unfiltered, are you?