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Anybody with experience with lifestraw?

Discussion in 'Food, Water Storage and other Prepper Gear' started by Hboy35, Oct 7, 2019.

  1. Hboy35

    Hboy35 New Member

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    I have a camping trip planned to the back country and am considering a lifestraw for my water consumption to reduce weight in my pack.

    Anyone have experience with this? Did you ever use it to drink from streams/creeks/lakes? Taste? Get sick?
    thanks
     


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  2. Southpaw

    Southpaw I'm gonna git you sucka! TGT Supporter

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    I would be interested in this as well.
     
  3. jetcycles

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    I carry and have used a life straw, but I consider it a survival item first and a camping convenience second. My suggestion (based on my limited experience living out of a canoe on a river for a week at a time) would be a Sawyer Squeeze or a Sawyer Mini filtration system and a transfer bottle for clean water storage. The life straw doesnt readily provide an efficient manner to gather water for cooking, washing up, brushing teeth, etc in my humble opinion.

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  4. Bertgamble

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    I was going to post almost the exact thing that jetcycles did. Survival item, but not super useful for other things. Suck and spit may not sit well with those you cook for.
     
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  5. toddnjoyce

    toddnjoyce TGT Addict

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    The biggest drawback to the straw-type filter is that you still need a transfer/storage container. But, all water treatment systems need that, even the self contained bottles. Second biggest is you still want/need a pre-filter for the transfer/storage container.

    My primary H2O processor is a MSR sweetwater with either iodine tablets or steripen for viruses. There are much better places to lose pounds of weight on a backpacking trip than water treatment. Next to oxygen, water is the most important thing you’ll need to stay alive and healthy.

    I treat drinking and cooking water, cleaning may get treated or boiled, depending on circumstances.
     
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  6. Dad_Roman

    Dad_Roman TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    This^^^

    MSR or Katadyn.

    Done a lot of backcountry with a pump. Chase uses a ---- and of course thats months on end. He only goes lightweight.

    (dont remember what he uses. Get back to ya later when I find out)

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  7. FireInTheWire

    FireInTheWire Ego kills talent TGT Supporter

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    Good topic. I've been curious about this also.
     
  8. Hboy35

    Hboy35 New Member

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    This is just what I was looking for. Thanks so much! I will give the Sawyer system a look. thanks
     
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