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Old 02/25/14, 03:22 PM
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Have you used a LifeStraw?

I have been considering buying a LifeStraw. Looking at the Amazon reviews, it seems that some people are not impressed & that many who gave it glowing reviews have not actually used it. So before I buy one, is there anyone here who has actually USED a LifeStraw? How do you like it? Worth buying?
Any recommendations for other filters?
Cindy in SW PA
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Old 02/25/14, 04:58 PM
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Yes, few years a go while out commercial fingers for a summer I got it for my son. Water had to be hauled in or drink from a steam. Hauling water up and done a cliff ment that good water was too limited. My boy never went thirsty. Funny but the rest of the crew rather complain about the water shortage vs doing so
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Old 02/25/14, 10:37 PM
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We have one for each of us in our BOBs. We tried them out with pond water, and really liked them. It's best to strain really dirty water through a T-shirt before using the filter, just to keep the gunk from plugging it up. I recommend them!
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Old 02/26/14, 12:31 AM
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Thank you! Looks like I will be buying one soon.
Cindy in SW PA
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Old 02/26/14, 12:35 AM
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I have several of them in bob's. Tried one out to do some testing and I'm still alive . Takes a bit of suction to get water, especially with a new one, when the tube is empty. After that all you get is clean water. We'll worth the $20 or so, I purchased mine at bass pro.
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Old 02/26/14, 08:51 PM
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When I was talking to the game warden about our bobcat problem I saw he had one in his back pocket. He said he carries it everywhere because he never knew where he would be working. He liked it. I have some small kayden filters that weve used for camping.
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Old 02/28/14, 05:05 PM
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I got one in my Christmas stocking from DH. What can I say, the man knows me. Haven't tried it, but I hear good things. I think it's fairly inexpensive and a great BOB addition.
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Old 02/28/14, 08:40 PM
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I have a katadyn water bottle but I asked a guy who used a lifestraw up in the mountains of Afghanistan while in the army and he thought they were great.
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Old 02/28/14, 08:50 PM
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Yes - quite functional, and well worth the money!
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Old 03/03/14, 01:49 AM
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I bought a couple of the lifestraws about 2 years ago and they work great. I just picked up my order of 2 lifestraw family (2 litre size) on Friday, opened one, but haven't tried it yet.
When you calculate the amount of water purified by a lifestraw compared to other filtration systems you won't hesitate to buy the lifestraw.
I like the idea that the company donates one lifestraw to countries in need for every one sold. Plus it's won awards.

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