The LifeStraw is a bargain on the Amazon Black Friday sale

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This portable water filter is ready to quench your thirst. (Photo: Amazon)

You’ve probably heard of the awesome little gadget called LifeStraw. In case you missed this modern wonder, the Straw Personal WWater filter allows you to make just about any type of drinking water. Currently only $ 13 during the Amazon Black Friday sale (starting at $ 30), the LifeStraw is a great gadget to have around and a perfect stocking stuffer for everyone. It inspires adventure to everyone who sees it, from the casual hiker to fishing fanatics. And this Black Friday offer allows you to benefit from a reduction of almost 60%.

13 $ $ 30 on Amazon

Never leave the house without it (Photo: Amazon)

Never leave the house without it (Photo: Amazon)

The straw contains a microfiltration membrane which eliminates 99.999999% of water-borne bacteria (including E. coli and salmonella) and 99.999% of water-borne parasites (including Giardia and Cryptosporidium). The filter also removes the smallest microplastics found in the environment and reduces turbidity down to 0.2 microns.

You use it like any other straw. Simply remove the cap, place one end of the straw in the water you encounter in nature, and vacuum. The hollow fibers inside the straw trap pathogens, so the only thing that touches your lips is clean, safe, potable water.

This straw also lasts. The microbiological filter will provide 1000 gallons of clean, safe drinking water, as long as you use the straw as it was designed and maintain it. And, if you take it camping, it doesn’t weigh down your pack – it only weighs two ounces.

13 $ $ 30 on Amazon

It's small enough to fit in your backpack or even your pocket (Photo: Amazon)

It’s small enough to fit in your backpack or even your pocket (Photo: Amazon)

People rave about this flaw in reviews. “I drank in the most disgusting crevasse filled with brown scum. I thought it was going to be safe, but it tasted awful. WRONG. TASTED LIKE THE FRESHEST SPRING WATER. Better than any tap ”, one anybody wrote. “I have used them both in Iraq and Afghanistan. Works as advertised. Extremely reliable filtration system that is really safe to use ”, another noted.

LifeStraw is also important in giving back. For every straw you buy, a schoolchild in need receives clean drinking water for an entire school year.

13 $ $ 30 on Amazon

The reviews cited above reflect the most recent versions at the time of posting.

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