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For just over $40, this amazing gadget could one day save your life.
The LifeStraw is a small, portable water filter, designed to help convert any water - no matter how dirty - into safe, clean drinking water.
It's available on Amazon for $41.18, and is a must-have for people going camping, hiking or travelling, with some calling it 'life-saving'.
The straw contains a microfiltration membrane that removes 99.999999% of waterborne bacteria (including E. coli and salmonella), and 99.999% of waterborne parasites (including giardia and cryptosporidium).
The filter also removes the smallest microplastics found in the environment and reduces turbidity - the clarity of water - down to 0.2 microns.
It's used just like a normal straw. You just remove the cap, place one end of the straw into the dirty water, and suck. The fibres inside the straw trap pathogens, so the only thing that touches your lips is clean, safe, drinkable water.
This straw is designed to last, and can filter 1000 gallons of water effectively.
It's also easy to carry, weighing just 56g, making it ideal for hikers or people with heavy luggage. It has a strap so you can carry it around your neck easily, or have it hanging from your backpack.
It doesn't require batteries, it has no moving parts and uses no chemicals, and is a great alternative to iodine tablets and bulky purifiers.
Plus, for every LifeStraw sold, the company pay for a child in a developing country to have access to safe, clean water for an entire year.
The product has garnered rave reviews from customers online.
"I am an army veteran and I believe everyone should have at least one of these in their household for unexpected events," says one customer.
"Forget the water boiling...just use one of these." Another said: "It works great and super easy to use!!! Great product!! Your very life may very well depend on it someday".
Although lots of people in Australia aren't travelling much at the moment, this is the ideal present for when the world opens up.
Stock up now, and you'll be ready for as soon as we can start having adventures again.
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