Portable Personal Water Filter is an Essential in Today's Home

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A portable personal water filter is an essential piece of gear for someone to have in their home, or on them personally, in the event of an emergency or disaster. It is a relatively inexpensive apparatus that can provide a way to secure safe drinking water from 20 to 100,000 gallons. Its modest size and light weight make it easy to store or carry to ensure access to clean drinking water in any situation.

LifeStraw brand competitors are as follows:
The Aquamira Frontier is a small (less than 5 inches long), lightweight, personal portable water filter. The filter media (activated coconut shell carbon) filters out approximately 99.9 percent of Cryptosporidium and Giardia. These parasites can cause intestinal …show more content…

The manufacturer advertises this product for use in emergency outdoor conditions, while traveling, and during disaster circumstances. Currently this filter is only available on, for approximately $19.99, as it was just recently introduced in the United States of America. Miller ProSource, the manufacturer of the H20 Survival Straw, is a privately held company and their financial information is unavailable. (

LifeStraw product competitors are as follows:

The Sawyer Mini Water Filter is approximately seven inches long and weighs around two ounces. The filter media is comprised of hollow fiber. This product is extremely versatile as it can be used as a straw, placed inline on a hydration pack, comes with a 16 ounce water pouch that it threads onto, and it also fits most standard thread water bottles. The filter media removes 99.99999 percent of bacteria (Salmonella, Cholera, and E Coli); 99.9999 percent of protozoa (Giardia and Cryptosporidium); filters particles as fine as .01 microns and therefore exceeds both EPA and NSF recommendations. Sawyer maintains that their filter will purify up to 100,000 gallons. The product includes a back flush syringe to help sustain its filter capacity. Sawyer seems to promote this product primarily as being used in third world countries where drinking water is a concern. However, it is available in the United States in many

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