One way to make a simple DIY Lifestraw water filter

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We have all seen the infamous survival water straw that is available on Amazon, that can not only be used in survival situations but is now being used for humanitarian purposes too. What if I told you, you could make your own homemade straw water filter, right in your kitchen?

Yep! That is absolutely correct. The best part is it won’t cost you anywhere as much as the ready made one. I love this water filter, because you can make one in less than 5 minutes and it can work both as a straw or as an ordinary funnel filter, with just some slight modifications.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • turkey baster
  • coffee filters
  • cotton balls
  • activated filter carbon
  • pencil
  • plastic cup
  • tea strainer
  • twist tie or rubber band
  • small funnel (optional)

Step By Step Instructions

Step 1.

Push a cotton ball through one end of the turkey baster
using a…

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One response to “One way to make a simple DIY Lifestraw water filter

  1. The activated charcoal may filter out chemicals but with bacteria in the micron range (Cholera 2 um, Crypto 4–6 µm) and viruses in the sub micron range (SARS 100-140 nm), home brew equipment is better than nothing but making a filter for dripping filtered water into a container you can boil the hell out of is eminently better for your health.