Interestingly enough, the Sunday after I wrote the last post, our family left behind the bag of nicely filled water bottles while heading out the door for Church. For a nursing mother, being without water is a very difficult thing. Knowing there is no safe, drinkable water, somehow, makes you feel extremely thirsty and in desperate need of water to quench your thirst. Here is where Life Straw bottles enter the picture. We usually try and keep this Life Straw bottle in the back of the van for times when up you need to drink water and you don’t know if the water source is safe. The Life Straw filters out harmful bacteria, parasites, microplastics, dirt and other forms of turbidity, leaving you behind fresh, potable, drinking water. It filters out 99.999999% of bacteria, 99.999% of parasites, and 99.999% of microplastics. The filtering membrane uses hollow fiber membrane technology in which the microscopic pores are 0.2 microns in diameter. This means, when you drink water, contaminants will be left behind the membrane and only fresh, pure drinking water will pass through. My husband made a quick trip down to the Church Hall that morning, and filled up our Life Straw with tap water from the basement of our Church. Thankfully, it took care of quenching my thirst and my little one’s as well. However, I don’t recommend using it during Mass as it is awfully LOUD when you drink from it. It would be great to have on camping or hiking trips, or for any other outdoor activities that you may need to fill a water bottle with water that may be less pure. I would highly recommend keeping one in the back of your van for times like this.
And speaking of hiking…if you are an avid hiker, I’d highly recommend a brand new book that just came out called “The Seven Strengths of Summiting” by Mark Santino. This book will help you to attain the necessary knowledge of the seven interconnected strengths that will equip hikers with the skills and preparation they need to have a successful trek, whether it’s up Cadillac Mountain or Mount Kilimanjaro. This book, along with the Life Straw, can be purchased from Amazon.com. As an Amazon Affiliate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Thank you.