If you suddenly found yourself without enough safe drinking water, what would you do?
We had a statewide travel ban during Storm Stella. In snowstorm season, there’s risk of getting stranded without enough drinking water. Or you’re on a hiking or camping trip and may not have enough drinking water due to an accident, poor planning or an unexpected delay. Or sometimes while traveling, the water looks “iffy.” Finding safe drinking water becomes imperative but difficult. Or sometimes while traveling, the water looks “iffy.” Finding safe drinking water becomes imperative but difficult. Primitive Survivors has an answer: an easy-to-use filtration straw that makes water safe to drink.
ABOUT THE SURVIVAL FILTRATION STRAW
Ideal for a “bug-out,” survival or “go” bag, to keep in your camping/hiking gear, or as a safety measure in a glove compartment of your car, the Survival Filtration Straw works without electricity or batteries to filter water to make it drinkable. The Hollow Fiber UF Membrane has an Antibacterial Activated Carbon Filter that allows drinking directly from any water source including water from streams, springs, lakes, rivers, and even ponds.
You don’t have to be a camper or hiker to need a filtration straw. There is probably water that at times, might seem a bit “iffy” when away from home, including water from containers that may not appear to be as clean and safe as you may want, or while you are traveling.
SURVIVAL FILTRATION STRAW FEATURES
- NO CHEMICALS: The filter is an antibacterial activated carbon with no chemicals, and it is BPA free.
- LONG-LASTING: Filters up to 1000 liters – equivalent to a year of drinking water
- The filter removes 99.9% of bacteria, viruses, parasites such as e-Coli, campylobacter, shigella, vibrio cholerae (a bacteria in saltwater), and salmonella
- PORTABLE: The straw is lightweight: only two ounces, and is less than 9 inches long, one-inch diameter. It has a very secure and sturdy metal clip that can attach to a belt, backpack, or key ring, so it is readily available while camping and hiking.
- NO POWER NEEDED: It requires no electrical power, batteries or replacement parts
- Safe and easy even for a child to use
CAN I EAT SNOW FOR WATER IN AN EMERGENCY?
Time to test our McGiver skills: If you run out of clean drinking water, can you eat snow to stay hydrated?
There are two factors to consider:
- TOO COLD: According to a 2014 issue of Outdoor Life magazine, don’t eat the snow, it is too cold, and you’ll risk hypothermia when snow is consumed in enough quantity to hydrate yourself. Always melt the snow first to avoid further lowering of your core body temperature.
- TOO POLLUTED: According to the University of California Science Line, (USCB) snow can contain the same pollutants that permeate the air, these need to be filtered before drinking. If you can boil the snow before drinking, that purifies the water. If you can’t boil the snow, then melted snow is consumable through the Survival Filtration Straw.
Whether the snow is boiled first or the Survival Filtration Straw is used, avoid collecting snow with a pink tinge, snow that has been plowed or mixed with salt, and snow that could’ve mixed with dirt. Try for the most recently fallen snow; it has the least pollutants and the least exposure to ground-level toxins.
HOW TO USE THE SURVIVAL FILTRATION STRAW
Here are the instructions for to use the straw:
Put the bottom of the straw directly into the water source, whether in a drinking cup or glass, container, lake, river, stream, pond or hose and sip through the mouthpiece.
The bottom can also be connected to a water bag or bottle, then squeeze the bag or bottle to drink. See the instructions for details.
For fresh water sources, open the bottom cap of the straw and insert the straw directly into the water.
PUTTING THE SURVIVAL FILTRATION STRAW TO THE TEST
The water at work is city water, it is safe to drink, but it tastes particularly bad. Some people even say they feel sick to their stomach after drinking it. When traveling, especially in the major cities, the tap water has often tasted awful, and bottled water is available at a huge price markup.
I used the Survival Filtration Straw to drink a glass of this unsavory work tap water, it filtered out the nasty taste. I just placed the straw into a wide mouth drinking glass and it fit fine and was not cumbersome. While not the intended purpose, I prefer investing in the straw instead of always buying water bottles from the vending machines, and I feel safer having the straw for an emergency.
Ideal for campers, hikers, those who travel, and those who live in areas prone to natural disasters and weather emergencies, The Primitive Survivors Survival Filtration Straw is portable, lightweight, durable and can remove 99% of bacterias from water, making even fresh water sources safe for drinking. Perfect for your “go” bag to ensure you have safe water for you and your family to drink. Much more convenient than carrying lots of water to drink or boiling water while hiking or camping.
The straw comes boxed and sealed with full instructions and makes a great gift for a nature enthusiast, camper or hiker.
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Style Chicks received the Primitive Survivors Survival Filtration Straw in exchange for our unbiased review and received compensation for our time and effort. However, our experience with the product and the opinions expressed in this review are 100% ours.