Have you ever been stuck without drinking water, whether from a tap or out in the woods hiking/camping? Or, if you have that prepper mentality of always being prepared for the worst and have a doomsday stockpile? For those times when potable water is unavailable, you can either have a stockpile of drinkable water, or filter your own. The latter option is also necessary if you've gone through that stockpile. The water filter from Acquapura is for those times when you're stuck without potable water and don't want to spend the time to boil the water to make it safe.
To use the three-stage filter, you attach a small replaceable pre-filter to the bottom and insert that into your drinking source, whether that be a stream, river, water bottle, or anything else that collects water for that matter. Good for about 1,500 liters / 400 gallons, the three stages work together to clean and sanitize your water., The first stage is a prefilter in the base of the straw. The second stage is a charcoal filter is antibacterial for cleaning and sanitizing the water. The third and final stage is the hollow fiber with ultrafiltration (UF) membrane. Worth noting, this is not a desalination device, so don't try it with ocean water.
Sizewise, this super-straw is small, at just about the size a dollar bill.
Separate from the water filter/straw, you can purchase a foldable water bottle w/ caribiner. These fit much better into a backpack when hiking. Of course, you can also use the filter with a regular water (or soda) bottle where you've drank everything out of it. That bottom part with the pre-filter just goes right into the bottle than screws up, creating a watertight seal. Then just drink through the filter to get your purified water.
This is a must have item for the survivalist toolkit and is great for the home prepper to keep in their emergency stash. It is most useful though for the typical camper / hiker who isn't waiting for doomsday where they can pack lightly and use it when necessary on the trail. It is great to not have to carry all your water with you, and not have to boil it either to make it potable.
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