A Portable Water Filter
What would you do if you woke up one day and your access to clean drinking water was gone?
We have 3 portable, microbiological water filters. They are called LifeStraws. We have one for each of us in the family. That means we can access clean drinking water anytime and anywhere. We can even drink dirty water from the streets if we need to.
Great for disaster and emergency situations where clean is scarce, it is the most important tool in our earthquake preparedness kit.
I consider this invention to be one of the most important of our time.
Clean Drinking Water Instantly
This is a product that can change the world.
It cleans dirty water so it becomes drinkable immediately.
How does it work?
English translation – the filters are so small and specific that they catch almost all bacteria and protozoans that live in water, thus making the water safe to drink.
Easy to Use
Easy to use just “place your LifeStraw in water and sip through the mouthpiece”. This water can come from anywhere you can find it.
Cleaning is just as easy; simply blow through the filter and it will prevent it from clogging.
For 1st and 3rd World Problems
I believe everyone should have one.
Water rights are being fought for all over the world.
First world countries are scrambling for ownership of the water; it’s all about money.
Third world countries are fighting for access to clean drinking water; it is about survival.
The LifeStraw is an invaluable solution for 3rd world problems and a great resource for 1st world ones.
When first introduced in 2005, the LifeStraw only came in one size. It focused on the individual.
Today the water filters are available in a variety of sizes. These new products can supply clean drinking water to families and even large communities.
- pocket size = 1,000L of clean drinking water
- drinking bottle = 6,000L of clean drinking water
- family of 5 size = 18,000L 3yrs of clean drinking water
- community size = 70,000 -100,000L several years of clean drinking water
These water filters have an incredibly long life. That makes them even more valuable.
LifeStraw has a fabulous community program that needs to be mentioned.
“For each consumer purchase, one school child in Africa will receive clean water for an entire school year.”
The policy supports their reason for creating this water filter. To supply access to clean drinking water for everyone.
I love the company’s commitment to the world.
This policy helps share their wealth with communities that need help with that access.
Take a moment to watch as Michael Pritchard demonstrates the effectiveness and discusses the LifeStraw during his 2009 TED talk. He explains it best.