Water is essential to life. The average person can survive for three days without water. Don’t wait until you run out of water before you look for more. Your body loses 2-3 liters (4-6 pints) of water each day through sweating and urination, more if you are hot or exerting a lot of energy. This water must be replaced.
NDūR’s straw is built around water filtration technology from Seychelle, a company which also produces its own Pure Water Straw. NDūR claims its device eliminates up to 99.9 percent of of micro-organisms, up to 99.99 percent of all chemicals and heavy metals, and up to 99.9999 percent of viruses and bacteria before the water hits the inside of your mouth. You can drink your fill with the straw filtering up to 25 gallons (95 l) of water before needing replacement.
Removes up to 99.9999% of:
Removes up to 99.99% of:
• Chromium 6
Removes up to 99.9% of:
• Micro-organisms, such as
Like the Lifestraw, the NDūR Survival Straw is a water filtration system built into a device that is as easy to use as possible. You’ll still have to avoid splashing around in questionable water and getting it on the mouth of the straw, but otherwise, it’s pretty much just dip and drink.
While there are many water filtration devices on the market there is few that are water purification devices, such as the NDuR Survival Straw, that purifies the water by removing viruses along with the other nasties.
One of the most heavily marketed ‘water filtration straws’ on the market is the LifeStraw. It boasts are huge following as well as a lower cost. However, with that lower cost comes the lack of purification. While the LifeStraw does have iodine beads to purify some of the viral pathogens out of the water it does not do an adequate job and thus they must state that it DOES NOT remove viruses from the water.
Pros of the NDuR Survival Straw
- Removes viral pathogens
- Ability to filter out radiation in their radiation model
- Relatively inexpesive
- Lightweight and easy to pack
Cons of the NDuR Survival Straw
- Low amount of water it can clean (25 gallons)
- More expensive than other water filtration straws
The Survival Straw is marketed at everyone from outdoor enthusiasts building a survival kit or preparing for the apocalypse, to travelers puddle-hopping through country where clean water might be hard to come by. It could also be of use in third world countries.