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LifeStraw Review | 1000L Of Ultra Portable Clean Water

Give the gift of clean water this Holiday Season or anytime with LifeStraw.

For under $20 what could be a better gift then an ultra-portable clean water source that you can wear around your neck.  Comes with a lanyard, weighs only 2 ounces and can also fit in your purse or bag, LifeStraw can be a life-saver when you need clean drinking water. It can give you 1000L of clean drinking water from this 1 straw- That's almost 3 Liters of clean water every day for a year!

While I still love my Berkey, It's not always portable or practical to carry it around when hiking, camping or just having it on hand in case of an emergency, LifeStraw is the best little portable filter I have found...

We took a little trek earlier today so that Zuki could demonstrate how easy it is to use the LifeStraw to drink water from a pond.  It took him about 12 sucks to prime the LifeStraw and then he could sip away at the questionable water without worries of getting ill - He's still going strong! ;)  He said it was easier than sucking up a milkshake and even a child can do it. 

How it works & Specs:

"The LifeStraw personal water filter, the "Best Invention of the Year" (Time magazine, 2005), enables users to drink water safely from contaminated water sources. LifeStraw is ideal for homeowners during emergencies such as local flooding which can contaminate drinking water supplies. LifeStraw is also ideal for campers and hikers who may be drinking from rivers or lakes and are unsure of the water safety. Because LifeStraw is lightweight and compact, it is also great for travelers who do not want to rely on the quality of local water.

LifeStraw is the most advanced personal water filter available today. LifeStraw surpasses EPA guidelines for E. coli, Giardia, and Cryptosporidium oocysts, rigorous standards for water filtration.

Eartheasy is the official wholesale distributor and retail launch partner for LifeStraw, which as of September 2011 is now available for US and Canadian customers to purchase. Since 2005, LifeStraw has been used in developing countries to assist in achieving the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals for clean drinking water. We’re excited to help launch this useful product in North America."

Features & Benefits:
Filters up to 1,000 liters (264 gallons) of water
Removes 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria (>LOG 6 reduction)
Removes 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites (>LOG 3 reduction)
Reduces turbidity, filtering down to 0.2 microns
Ultralight: weighs only 2oz!
Contains no chemicals (and is BPA-free), uses no batteries, has no moving parts
Very high flow rate
Easy to clean
Very durable

LifeStraw filters down to an incredible, 0.2 microns in size! 
This removes virtually all the bacteria (99.9999%) and protozoa (99.9%) from contaminated water, and reduces turbidity (muddiness) by filtering out suspended particles.

Bacteria removed include:
Escherichia coli,
Vibrio cholerae,
Pseudomonas aeruginosa,
Protozoa removed include:
Giardia lamblia ("Beaver Fever")
Cryptosporidium Parvum
Entamoeba histolytica.

Length: 9 inches
Width: 1 inch
Weight: 2 ounces
Does not require replacement parts or batteries, or any chemicals.
Capacity: filters up to 264 gallons (1000 liters) of water.
Shelf Life: 5 years when stored at room temperature.
Included: Comes with a lanyard, and a cap for the mouth piece and end piece

We believe no one should be without a LifeStraw...Stuff all your Stocking with this fantastic portable & potentially 
life saving gift!

Want to give even more?

You Can help LifeStraw Help Children!
Through the Rotary Water Project,  your small donation of just $6.50 will provide a child with a LifeStraw which can be used for approximately one full year of clean drinking water!  What's also great is that's a heck of a lot less plastic than bottled water!

The number one killer in the world is unsafe water; 14,000 people – including 5,000 children – die each day because of contaminated water. More than one billion people (1 in 5 people) still lack access to safe drinking water. (World Health Organization) Nearly half of the world’s population suffers from illnesses caused by drinking or bathing in contaminated water. 

Unsafe-water-related disease is the single largest killer of infants in developing countries—diarrhea alone causes about 1.6 million infant deaths each year—and access to safe water is the most important factor in the survival of children under the age of five.

Adequate clean water is essential for all other community development. Lack of water and sanitation is also a major obstacle to education for children across the world. In addition, safe water is vital for economic growth. In many nations, water shortage is a cause of violent conflict. Without safe water, there is no sustainable future for much of the developing world.


Just by making a purchase of a LifeStraw in the US or Canada through EarthEasy, for every 10 sold, one will be donated to crisis-affected people in developing countries through the manufacturer’s partnership with Rotary International. EarthEasy also plants for every order place on their website through partnership with Trees for the Future Foundation.

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