"I went to Haiti with this and it saved my health"
My friends and I are in a non-profit organization and went to Haiti last Christmas break. Because boiling water completely is apparently a waste of time almost my entire group became really sick and spent the two weeks with extreme diarrhea. I didn't. This relatively cheap straw was an absolute lifesaver and allowed me to drink both dirty and most likely infected water as if I was drinking out of a plastic bottle. Could not recommend this product more. It was a gift from my parents before I left and I cannot thank them enough for the gift of an uncorrupted stomach.
I've stuck this thing in skanky puddles, city ponds, pools of water in tree stumps, and I feel just fine! Now what I do is take a water bottle with me and scoop the water from the creek, and hike with it. When I need a drink, I just put the lifestraw in the nalgene bottle and sip. When I cook dinner, I just boil the lake water and of course that kills anything bad. So for $20 it's hard to beat. I'm happy. There's a big humanitarian side of this product too, which is cool.
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