I often go for long hikes in the summer and most of the time I either forget to bring water with me or don’t bring enough. Luckily, living in a city whose surrounding are basically a rainforest means there is always water available in small streams and lakes, but drinking that water might not sit well with the intestines. In these types of situations, the LifeStraw Personal Water Filter would come in quite handy because it’s easy to carry and weighs less than a bottle of water.
This portable water filter is also useful for people that don’t want to carry large amounts of water in their backpacks on longer hikes and for people that don’t like the idea of polluting the earth with plastic bottles. The LifeStraw filter can also come in handy in emergency situations, such as a floods or heavy rain where the city’s water supply gets contaminated. If I were making an emergency kit, I would definitely include a few of these water filters.