Does Survival Straw really work?? : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

I've heard the Survival Straw mentioned on the boards. Does it really work?

-- Sylvia (in Miss'ippi) (, September 14, 1998


What is Survival Straw?

-- Bill (, September 14, 1998.

If you're talking about a water filteration unit that you suck water through to purify it as you drink, then no, it doesn't work as claimed.
"Avoid, also, straw style filters through which you literally suck the water. Though the concept is appealing, especially for weight conscious survival use, they don't filter very well in the first place and clog very quickly and are then useless. In fact, the EPA forced them off the market a while back, but you still see them around, or you may even have one, in which case, you ought to ditch it. "
Above quote from Equipped to Survive.

-- Max Dixon (, September 15, 1998.

Thank you for the info, and for including the reference.

-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (, September 15, 1998.

Bill, see It sounded too good to be true and , according to Max's response, it evidently is!!

-- Sylvia (in Miss'ippi) (, September 15, 1998.

I have this for "Just In Case Purposes" Something is better than NOTHING!!! :o)

-- Too Shy (Woogers@hotmail.comff), September 16, 1998.


Dear person, Just in case is where you DESPARATELY need to have something you can RELY on, like a Katahdin, or a water washer, or......

Just in case is the last straw, as it were, when you are down to the little kit you put together never planning to use.

Please see "Alas Babylon" Pat Frank and the Iron Rations reference.

See also "Pulling Through" Dean Ing all of the book.

-- Chuck a Night Driver (, September 17, 1998.

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-- Raymond Kwong (, September 17, 1998.

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