I've been trying to find information on the life straw and pitcher. I'm just curious about members that use the products and what your experience is.
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I found this link very helpful, which compares life straw models.
The 7 cup pitcher gets daily home use and when traveling I take the life straw water bottle with me. Very convenient.
You might look at competing products, like steri-pen and water bottle with UV light in its cap. (I forget the name brand). Lots of discussion on this in previous forum threads.
I use the life straw when traveling and hiking. As Scoop said, Very convenient!! It eliminates the need for boiling tap water…. You can fill up from any faucet. It has the small .02 filter that filters out mycobacteria along with common types. Well worth $ spent if you are an active person.
Hope that helps!
I use the LifeStraw pitcher. I do the final rinse of my nebulizer cups and aerobika in water from it.
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This was one of the reasons I was thinking about investing in the product. What size pitcher do you like?
It is the 7 cup pitcher. You need to change the smaller filters every 2 months and the main one once a year.
Life straw is great, I have a 7 cup pitcher, I have the lifestraw go, but prefer the 24 oz lifestraw stainless steel, it seems to be better with keeping the water in when tipped over and rolling around in the back seat of my car for awhile. If I'm gone for a few days I also bring boiled water in stainless 64 oz. containers. I find I am using less of the pitcher as I now have a hot water pot I use now instead of boiling water in a pot on the stove. It cooks faster, recommended by Dr. Faulkinham, less steam and there's plenty of water there for me to last. Good luck on finding your fit!
@northland What brand of hot water pot do you have?
@irenea8 and @nana43 When I asked Life Straw if their most filtered water was safe for rinsing nasals, in other words, is it the same as boiled water, they replied as quoted below. They did not really answer the question, other than to say, it's not the same as boiled water! According to their answer, it sounds a little better than boiled water....? Maybe those who have researched this more will weigh in.
"LifeStraws are not quite the same thing as boiled water.
Boiling water will kill all the pathogens in your water: viruses, bacteria, parasites, cysts, etc. Boiling water does not always eliminate chemicals and heavy metals in the water. It does not address microplastics or debris in the water.
We have a couple of kinds of filters and purifiers that do different things:
Filters: these remove bacteria, parasites, cysts, microplastics and cloudiness / turbidity. They do not remove viruses and chemicals/heavy metals.
Filters with activated carbon: in addition to filtration capabilities, they also help reduce and remove chemicals and heavy metals.
Purifiers: these remove viruses, bacteria, parasites, cysts, microplastics and cloudiness / turbidity."
The 7-cup is perfect for me and I cannot imagine using anything larger. Even at 7-cups it is a bit unwieldy. Also, unlike non-filtered pitchers, the 7 cup life straw pitcher does not fill up all the way which confused me at first, but I've gotten used to it.
I use the LifeStraw water bottle exclusively with my tested RO water.
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