In any survival situation, pure, clean water is the most important resource you can possibly have. The newly released Water Filtration Straw from Primitive Survivors is the ultimate water purification tool that can quite literally end up being a lifesaver in an outdoor/survival situation.
About the Primitive Survivors Water Filtration Straw
The water filtration straw from Primitive Survivors is meant to filter out 99.99% of bacteria and other parasites, giving you the purest possible water given your situation. Each straw is meant to filter out 1,000 liters of water, which gives you more than enough time to find a reliable source of clean water in a survival/outdoor situation.
Some other specs and features include:
- Ultra light: weighs only 2 ounces
- Meets US EPA drinking water standards
- Compact – only 9″ long and 1″ in diameter
- Requires no electrical power, batteries or replacement parts
- BPA free and contains no chemicals
Our Experience With the Water Filtration Straw
Much like the TL900 headlamp, we received a sample of the water filtration straw to test out for ourselves.
Our first impression was that the straw is lightweight, like super lightweight. It fit easily in a backpack and it was compact enough that we didn’t have to remove anything else from our pack.
On one of our hikes, we took the straw with to test it out. The straw itself was easy to use. All we had to do was put the bottom of the straw in a small creek and suck. The filter worked exactly as advertised and we found the water was crisp and as clean as we expected it to be.
We continue to use the filter on a few of our tougher hikes to see how durable it is and surprisingly, we managed to get quite a few uses out of our straw. To be completely honest, we can’t tell you how many times we used the straw, but it was a lot. We preferred to just fill our water bottles/canteens with the purified water, but you can drink it directly out of the filter as well.
The only downside to the filter is that you have to get down on your knees. You can’t just scoop up the water. You’ll need to get down and work the filter on your knees, but this is really only a minor inconvenience when you really think about it.
Primitive Survivors Water Filtration Straw Pricing
The Primitive Survivors water filtration straw is available for purchase directly on the official website for a reasonable price of $49.95. There are some comparable filtration straws on the market that may be a little cheaper, but we feel the quality and performance of the straw from our tests is better.
Overall, we’ve enjoyed our experience with the water filtration straw from Primitive Survivors, and we’ll be purchasing a straw for ourselves in addition to the one we already have. It’s well worth the price given its’ functionality, and the importance of water in an outdoor/survival situation.