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Clean Water on the Go

by Norris Comer

LifeStrawLifeStraw || $72.00
Boaters are on the go, and clean water sources are not always available at the rugged cruising grounds we love in the Pacific Northwest. Rest at ease, you can still enjoy your boating adventure without the worry of being sick with e. coli from contaminated water.

Enter LifeStraw, a simple, compact device that purportedly removes 99.99% of waterborne bacteria and protozoan parasites, including giardia, e. coli, and salmonella. It uses 0.2-micron hollow fiber membrane technology, requires no batteries or chemicals, has no moving parts, and it’s rated to filter up to 1,000 liters of water. It works like a drinking straw by drawing water through with your mouth.

Maintenance is as simple as blowing back through the device after use to remove moisture and flush the membranes. Its effectiveness has been proven in widespread use by many organizations around the world in emergencies and natural disasters. Compact and only two ounces, it’s ideal for any length of trip. Check it out, available for $19.95 at www.lifestraw.com.

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