Bug Out Bag Essential - 10 Personal Water Filters

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In the woods, by a lake, on a hike, or even in a disaster you never know when you might need to turn dirty or stagnant puddles into fresh clean drinking water. Here are 10 personal water filters to include in your camping gear, day pack, or bug out bag just in case.

#1 Pure Sip by Water One

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Used by the US military since 1998, Pure Sip kills 99.99% of bacteria and 99.7% of viruses. It’s good for up to three years and has 20+ years of testing behind the technology.

#2 Alter Ego by Aquaovo

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The Alter Ego Filters 750L of puddle, lake, or stream water and holds 650mL at a time. It filters out unsafe contaminants and with each purchase of Alter Ego, Aquaovo donates to ONEDROP.

#3 Personal Water Filter Purifier by Etekcity

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Etekcity’s personal water filter comes with an extension tube for out-of-reach sources of water and comes with a foldable water bag. From the first use this straw gives 1,500L of clean water per year. It has a pre-filter to use on more turbid sources like stagnant puddles containing organic and insect contaminants.

#4 3-Stage Water Filter & Purifier Straw by Renovo Trio

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With a filter life of 100L, this purifier straw by Renovo screws onto a soda or water bottle and removes bacteria, protozoa, metals, and chemicals as small as 0.05 microns.

#5 Original Water Filter Straw by Lifestraw

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Lifestraw is a consumer favorite and boasts filtration of 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria and 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites down to 0.2 microns. It surpasses EPA standards and can filter up to 1,000 liters of contaminated water without iodine, chlorine, or other chemicals.

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#6 Personal Water filter Straw by Acquapura

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Aquapura’s 3-stage filtration removes contaminants down to 0.01 microns and works for up to 1,500L. It comes with a lifetime warranty and attaches to many different water bottles.

#7 Personal Water Filter Straw by Survivor Filter

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Using three filters; ultra, carbon, and particle, the Survivor Filter removes particles down to 0.05 microns. It features a special mouthpiece and lasts for up to 1,000L.

#8 Water Filter Straw by Clean Sip

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This is the smallest straw on our list and uses an electro-chemical oxidation reduction process to filter up to 200 gallons of water.

#9 Personal Water Filter Straw by Trek Ultra

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The personal water filter straw by Trek Ultra lasts for 25 gallons and can remove parasites, chemicals, heavy metals, contaminants and waterborne pathogens.

#10 Mini Water Filter by Sawyer

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Sawyer’s rivals the best personal water filters with their mini water filter which works down to 0.1 microns and removes 99.99999% of all bacteria and 99.9999% of all protozoa.

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