If you've been hiking, camping out or backpacking for years, you may remember the most common drinking water treatment was to boil it or use unpleasant chemical water purification tablets or liquids. How drinking water standards and purification and water filtration methods have changed! Now, you can get SureAquaStraw hiking gear water filters that slip into your pocket, are ultra light, long-lasting and cheap – no more chemicals – no more boiling water.
SureAquaStraw, personal water filter straws, are the latest, highly effective, reusable, technology able to filter up to 500 liters (132 gallons), and are the best way to safely and conveniently filter water, removing up to 99.9999% of dangerous bacteria.
To sterilize water by boiling, it's best filtered through a cloth first if there is any matter in the water, then boiled for 5-minutes, especially in mountainous areas as boiling temperature can be affected by altitude. While boiling is still a reliable method it is often inconvenient and may still leave matter in the water – the cyst may be dead but do you really want to drink it?
Water treatment liquids are often carbon, iodine or other chemical based. They eliminate bacteria and viruses but are not effective against all parasitic cysts such as Cryptosporidium, they taste the water and many should only be used short term. Iodine water treatments should not be used by young children, pregnant women and those with thyroid disorders.
Water purification tablets, like the liquids, are highly effective against viruses and chemical contamination, with some of the more recent tablets saying they are effective against Cryptosporidium as well as Giardia Liambia. However, they are a cocktail of chemicals, should only be used short term and cause the water to taste awful.
Water filters come in many shapes and sizes from the 'troupe movement' filtration units to SureAquaStraws personal water filter straws, ideal for almost every application.
Water filter straws using carbon and iodine advise short term use, are not always effective against parasitic cysts and may advise contra-indications for use similar to iodine based water treatments. Both tablets and chemical straws leave an unpleasant after-taste and often odor.
SureAquaStraw water straws leave no unpleasant after-taste, and filter waterborne bacteria and e-coli, Giardi and Cryptosporidium cysts and spores from your drinking water by using a microfiltration membrane of 0.2 microns – absolutely no chemicals.
Cryptosporidium and Giardia are a major cause of diarrhea and gastro intestinal tract infection and can be found in water sources worldwide. By packing one of these SureAquaStraw hiking gear water filters you can relax and enjoy safe, filtered water. When you're traveling, hiking and camping you can't always guarantee you'll find a trusted source of clean drinking water. Relax. Now you have SureAquaStraw drinking water straws.