Updated Review: Seychelle Pure Water Straw

February 3, 2014 by | 5 Comments

Update–2/28/14

I was recently made aware that the Seychelle Pure Water Straw can only be used with chlorinated water, and since you aren’t likely to find that in a survival situation, it renders this product absolutely useless. I recommend the LifeStraw instead.

Water is critical to enduring a survival situation; in most cases, you’d be extremely luck to last more than three days without it.

You should carry water anytime you head off into the wilderness, but given that it weight about 8½ pounds per gallon, and you’ll need a minimum of one gallon per day, you’re going to need more than you can carry on long trips.

That brings another challenge—ensuring your water is safe to drink. Failure to do so can result in severe diarrhea, hepatitis A, cholera, parasites, and poisoning, leaving you with bigger problems than dehydration.

There are many ways to purify water, but my favorite is the Pure Water Straw because it’s small, lightweight, and easy to use. You simply stick the black end into a water source and drink from the blue end as you would with a regular straw.

Seychelle Pure Water Straw Features

  • Up to 25-gallon filter life
  • Proven effective against bacteria and virus to six logs reduction (99.9999%)
  • Waterproof carrying case
  • Ideal for everyday use and disaster preparedness
  • Ultra light and compact
  • Non-toxic BPA free materials
  • Tested by Independent laboratories using EPA /ANSI protocols and NSF Standards 42 and 53
  • Costs less than bottled water

There are several of these filters on the market, but this one removes more contaminates—including industrial chemicals and heavy metals—than any other filter I’ve found. And it isn’t affected by temperature fluctuations, so you can toss one into each bug out bag and/or vehicle and forget about them until an emergency arises.

At less than twenty bucks, this filter is a great investment, and a solid part of any bug out bag.

Melanie Swick (a.k.a. Survival Chick) grew up wanting to be a rocket scientist, but when she realized she that required way too much math, she took to her second dream—spending time in the wilderness. Today, when she's not hiking, camping, or hunting, she's blogging about it. You can connect with Melanie on Facebook.

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