Water is one of our most precious resources on this earth. Without it we do not survive!  We all know murphy’s law, when something bad can go wrong, guess what, it will. So why not have a survival tool that is easy to use that will allow you to quench, refill or process unsanitary water with you at all times? The 1TAC Outdoor Survival Water Filter Straw is a must have for all outdoor enthusiasts.

The 1TAC Outdoor Survival Water Filter Straw is a must have for all outdoor enthusiasts.

This survival water filter straw manufactured by 1TAC is ideal for hiking, camping, travel and emergency preparedness. The emergency filter straw is compact, lightweight, weighing in at only 2 oz. and is made from BPA free ABS plastics. The hollow fibre UF membrane & coconut activated carbon can filter up to 1,500 Liters, or 396 gallons with one single straw. Once activated and used properly, the straw’s flow rate is 550 ml per minute. Included in the package is an easily attachable extension pipe for hard to reach water sources. This adapter will also allow you to fill plastic water bottles through the straw for you to take on the go. Each survival straw is 6.75” in length and has a shelf life of 5 years. The special filter used in the straw is rated for removing 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria,including E-Coli as well as 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites, which includes Giardia and Cryptosporidium. Below are some specs that are listed on the 1TAC website.

Water Filter Survival Straw package includes the following:

  1. (1) Extension Pipe

  2. (1) 10ml Syringe for Cleaning Your Straw

  3. (1) 15.5” Removable Lanyard for Carrying Around Neck

  4. Integrated Connector Thread to Attach Bottles and Bags

  5. User Manual with Discount Code for Future Purchases

Definitely pick one of these up!  They are currently discounted heavily on the 1TAC gear website.  You can also purchase a 1Hydro Filtration System Refill for your straw once you have exhausted its use.  Don’t get caught in a life or death situation and wish you had a survival water filter straw, this product is a must have for your adventure load out kit.

Author – Chandler Brookins is a former US Navy Veteran with multiple deployments to SE Asia and The Middle East, while attached to many Tier 1 Special Operation Groups.  Chandler has also served as a Dallas Police Officer for 3 years, before focusing his efforts on civilian SERE training and security assessments.