Up to 60% of the human body is water, and though consumption needs vary based on a variety of factors, the fact remains - if you don't drink enough water, you're in big trouble. Getting clean water is easy for most of us at home. We just turn on the faucet. But clean water isn't readily accessible in some parts of the world, nor is it always in reach when you're on the trail.
Enter, the LifeStraw Personal Water Filter. It's designed to make getting clean water a piece of cake just about anywhere. It was designed to help people affected by natural disasters, but it's also noted as an ideal way to get clean water in a pinch in the backcountry.
So, what exactly is a LifeStraw? In its simplest form, it's a water filter in the shape of a straw. LifeStraw uses a hollow membrane filter, which allows water to pass through 0.2 micron pores while nasty stuff stays trapped inside.