Reddit Reddit reviews LifeStraw Go Water Bottle 1-Stage with Integrated 1000-Liter LifeStraw Filter, Blue

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LifeStraw Go Water Bottle 1-Stage with Integrated 1000-Liter LifeStraw Filter, Blue
23-ounce water bottle with integrated replaceable LifeStraw filters up to 264 gallons (1,000 liters) of water down to 0.2 MicronsLeak-proof bottle made of BPA-free Tritan can be re-used indefinitely, simply purchase a replacement filter when the filter has reached capacitySurpasses EPA standards for removing E. Coli, Giardia and Cryptosporidium oocysts, and many other waterborne contaminantsRemoves 99.9999% of Waterborne bacteria (> log 6 reduction), removes 99.9% of Waterborne protozoan Parasites (>log 3 reduction)Zero aftertaste, no chemicals or iodine, food-grade flexible silicone mouthpiece is removable for easy cleaning
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9 Reddit comments about LifeStraw Go Water Bottle 1-Stage with Integrated 1000-Liter LifeStraw Filter, Blue:

u/Blitzsturm · 6 pointsr/Advice
  • Call your credit/debit card issuer ahead of time and let them know you'll be traveling to specific areas and ask what their exchange rate fees are. Often you can use your card about anywhere but pay an extra 3% for the exchange to different currencies.
  • Depending on airline, "Check in" online up to 24 hours before your flight. You'll often have an option to see and change your seat.
  • If you can get an isle seat for more leg room or a window seat for a better view and something to lean against. The middle seats are universally terrible. If this is your first time flying I'd say try to get a window seat, you'll love the view.
  • Show up early to every flight. At least 2-3 hours.
  • Most flights board 30-60 minutes before the takeoff time so be at every gate early.
  • Know all your connecting flights and get to the terminal as soon as you can. It may help to write down and have a list of the takeoff times and destinations. If you know exactly where to be feel free to wonder around the terminal shops and see what's available to buy.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and consider having something long-sleeve or a sweater. Many plans have the air-conditioning cranked and it can get a bit cold.
  • If the flight is 6+ hours try to get some sleep on the plane. It's not easy. If your of age ask for wine from the drink cart (or have some overpriced drinks in the terminal before takeoff), put on a movie and see if you can drift off to sleep.
  • Don't cary any fluids on you, you'll have to give them up at security checks. Always have your passport and boarding pass ready to go at every checkpoint.
  • You should always be provided drinks on flights, but carry an empty bottle to top off at water fountains before boarding flights. You'll want to stay hydrated
  • Depending on where you land, if it's not considered a "first wold country" DON'T DRINK THE WATER or eat anything washed in the water (most fruit's and vegetables if they are cut). Maybe grab this bottle or one like it to drink out of. If you do eat or drink the wrong thing you'll get Traveler's Diarrhea. If that happens you'll want to have some Imodium on you to counteract the symptoms. Also consider carrying pepto bismol to deal with any upset stomach issues that may come up from the local food. In general stick to bottled or self-filtered water and well cooked food. If you come from an area that doesn't have a well developed water treatment system, you may already be immune to this.
  • Make sure you have a contact at your destination to pick you up and have a well understood plan. If you have an unlocked mobile phone try grab a local prepaid SIM Card for your phone to get phone service. In many countries you can buy them in or near the airport. Also many airports have WiFi so things like Google Voice work great there.
u/Isogen_ · 5 pointsr/photography

It depends on where you're going and what shots you want.

Are you planning to go to Udawalawe? If so, your kit lens will do for the most part, but do bring a telephoto to get some of the wildlife shots esp. the birds. Depending on the guide and timing, you can actually get pretty damn close to the elephants for example: http://i.imgur.com/fhtcL6z.jpg. However, there are other things like birds you can't really get without a telephoto.

For example, if you're going to Polonnaruwa and want to take shots of the monkeys, you need a telephoto. You don't want to get very close to these bastards despite them being used to people and coming pretty close to people. I have a bunch of shots from here, but these are not on my phone unfortunately, so can't upload them. edit: Found a few more pics: http://imgur.com/a/eqEg1

Pic 3 - I wish I had a fast zoom. You can clearly see the issues with the image in low light. This + bad tripod + no IS (older kit lens) on the lens = bad time.

Pic 4 - Frescos are pretty cool and there were places where I couldn't get multiple of them in to one shot like I wanted. A wide angle would help. I can imagine a few cool macro shots of the frescos as well, but I wasn't really able to do that due to equipment limitations.

For landscape hots of say Polonnaruwa or Sigiriya or Mackwoods other places, you definitely should go with a wide angle. The Canon 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM is under $300 and probably your best bet when it comes to price vs performance. It's by no mean the absolute best wide angle lens, but it's pretty cheap and offer good performance.

Your f2.8/1.8s will come in very handy, especially if you want to take inside shots of say the Dalada Maligawa. I really wished I had a fast lens when I went.

Also, if you're going to the Peradeniya Botanical Garden, either bring a macro lens or extension tubes. You may also want to invest in a GoPro (or a Xiaomi Yi, make sure you get a real one and not a counterfeit). I wished I had a GoPro or similar action cam to record say the ascend/descend for Sigiriya.

And bring LOTS of batteries AND a DC to AC car inverter in the 100-200W range so you can charge your stuff on the go. My relatives told me to bring this, and it was invaluable while traveling to charge my camera batteries, laptop and phone. I used this one: http://smile.amazon.com/Outlets-Inverter-Charging-Smartphones-Tablets/dp/B004MDXS0U/

DO bring a laptop and external HDD/SSD for backing up. I would personally go with a 500GB or larger SSD now as things can get rough on a HDD while traveling. I had 2x500GB SSDs (swapped out DVD RW to 2nd HDD cage see: http://www.smile.amazon.com/Protronix-Optical-Drive-Caddy-Universal/dp/B004XIUQYA/, make sure you get the right sized one) on my laptop, and had an 2TB HDD. Backed up photos/videos to both of these.


Things I wish I brought:

  • A good tripod, I got a cheap light weight $40ish one, and it really showed. This was really apparent at Sigiriya when the wind picked up. I couldn't even do 1/2sec shots as the camera moved just enough in the wind to blur things. Invest in a good tripod.

  • Macro lens or extension tubes. Particularly wished I had this at the botanical gardens and a few other places.

  • Action cam, see above

  • A Lifestraw. Got sick for like a few days probably because of bad water. I was careful about the food, but still got a bug. DO be careful of the food AND the water. There are places that will sell refilled water bottles that have local unboiled/unpurified water, so be careful. Make sure you break the seal yourself. Or just use the Lifestraw water bottle. See: http://smile.amazon.com/LifeStraw-Bottle-Integrated-1000-Liter-Filter/dp/B00H90PFOK/

  • Bring a small first aid kit or just buy locally when you get there. Got a few cuts and scratches on the field (slipped while not paying attention lol) and had to improvise bandaid using some tape + paper lol.

  • Wide angle lens. Some of the shots at Sigiriya frescos and just landscapes in general would have been nice with a good wide angle lens.

  • Fast lenses for low light indoor work. Really missed this. But you have this covered pretty well.

  • Extra SD cards. I brought 5 64GB cards, but I did video on my camera as well, so the cards filled up fast. I brought back roughly 300GB worth of stuff (after culling) and moving them on to the laptop was a bit inconvenient as the cards filled up but not too big of a deal. HIGHLY recommend buying a GOOD external HDD or SSD + enclosure to backup your stuff.

  • A notebook. I didn't bring one, but bought one locally after the first day of shooting to write down thoughts/plans,etc. More convenient than typing up on the laptop/phone.


    Source: Been there, done that. Spent about 4ish weeks in June/July. Traveled to Udawalawe, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Mackwoods and Peradeniya. I didn't spend a lot of time in the big cities like Colombo, so can't really comment on cityscape stuff. I traveled with my aunts, cousins, uncles, etc who live/lived in Sri Lanka so they knew their way around stuff which made it a lot easy to get to places. PM me or ask here if you have any questions.

    Well, that's a lot longer than I expected... hope this helps OP!
u/JaggerManJensen · 5 pointsr/nba

Get a Lifestraw! I used it for the whole three months and had no problems whatsoever

u/huge_ox · 4 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Water itself doesn't go bad, it's the conditions it's kept it. It stagnates in air, or in bottles the chemicals leach into it.

That's why I have one of these on my wishlist.

LifeStraw® Go - Water Bottle https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00H90PFOK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fRQAyb8FGERFY

Regardless of the situation, it will make enough water safe to drink for my family and I for at least 125 days (based on the average 1000 litres, and 4 people drinking 2 litres a day).

u/WhiteLaceTank · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I've been trying to improve my self-reliance ability. A lot of it is about hands on experience and knowledge, but most of my outdoor items are invaluable tools. I have most of the basic things, but I've been looking to expand and cover more bases.

The Lifestraw water bottle (or alternatively, the $9 cheaper filter without the bottle) seems like a great item that everyone should consider. You need clean water more than anything else, so the more ways to get it the better.

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u/spacepod · 1 pointr/WaltDisneyWorld

We bought a life-straw bottle when we went. I found it a bit chlorine-y at first, but after a bit it made even the grossest fountain water taste like bottled. It was a bit expensive for a water bottle, but at $3 per drink in the park it was well worth the price overall.

u/Firehooligan · 1 pointr/Hammocks

Yes! Excellent Eagle eye!!! The campsite was awesome!!! We had a blast! We used Lifestraw water bottles (Amazon link below) and it tasted amazing. We did use our balaclavas and bandanas to cover the opening just to filter out large particulate and floaters. I'll definitely be going back again. Tried fishing, with no luck but at any rate... A+

http://www.amazon.com/LifeStraw-Bottle-Integrated-1000-Liter-Filter/dp/B00H90PFOK?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00

u/rawsiefilnredom · 1 pointr/hiking

Yeah, the LifeStraws only filter if you sip through the straw. I don't think it is overly difficult to suck through the straw nor does my wife. This is what we have and use. I have no real complaints, to be honest.