Who hasn’t watched a Bear Grylls show on TV and felt like this guy is a survivor, not the city slicker that I am, that gets worried when my iPhone battery is down to 10%. Well watching the show is quite interesting with all the survival techniques he has been trained for in the special forces. Some of his knowledge will lead you to drink your own urine or open up a dead camel to make it through the day. But if this doesn’t appeal to you, you can also make your life easier with some smart guys solving problems and coming up with ingenious products such as the Lifestraw. The Lifestraw is the essential piece of gear you won’t want to forget when going on a long trek or camping in a very remote place and happen to run out of water. Light, compact, only weighing 160 grams and 21 cm tall by 3 cm width, it is easy to carry around. The filter will filter out virtually all bacteria and protozoa. Its replaceable activated carbon reduces bad taste, chlorine and organic chemical matter for up to 100 liters. No batteries or power are required, it’s BPA free and contains no chemicals. The stainless steel meets the US Food and Drug Administration regulations and standards. Best of all, for each Lifestraw purchased, one school child in a developing community receives one year of drinking water.
TRD: I don’t have the skills of a camel so this would come in handy for my survival. Sorry Bear Grylls
Did you know: 884 million people in the world lack access to safe water supplies, with more than 840,000 dying each year from water related diseases.