This week in our Free Kit Friday giveaway we’re giving you the chance to win one of the handiest tools you might ever own. With Lifestraw’s Personal Filter, you’ve got something that you can simply pop in your pack, forget you’re even carrying it, and then when you find yourself miles from a freshwater source and even your water bottle looks thirsty, whip it out to start safely sipping from the first water source you can see, contaminated or not.
The beauty of this simple straw is that it doesn’t require the use of any batteries or moving parts, giving it less chance to let you down when you’re in need.
You might be wondering how it’s possible to filter water without the use of batteries, moving parts or some massive pump.
Well, it’s all thanks to LifeStraw’s own ‘hollow fibre ultrafiltration technology’. Inside the straw there’s a filter with thousands of microscopic pores (0.2 microns – tiny) and when water is forced through these – by simply just sucking – only clean water is able to fit through, with all the nasty stuff such as bacteria, parasites and dirt from the contaminated source being left behind.
The LifeStraw Personal can filter up to 4,000 litres of dirty water without the use of any nasty chemicals, removing 99.999999% of bacteria (including E. coli), 99.999% of parasites (Giardia, Cryptosporidium, etc.) and 99.999% of microplastics.