I am a big Survivor Filter fan. I have the Survivor Filter Straw, and the straw is what made me a convert to this brand. I am beyond thrilled that I was afforded the opportunity to review this Survivor Filter Pro at a reduced price in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. We as a family are trying to slowly build our preparedness up. It’s a wonderful thought to know that in an emergency, and you are out of water, that you can find water safely for your family in other ways. You never know when a bad storm can strike, shutting you off from your water supply and you’re ability to get regular drinking water. These are also perfect and light enough, to take hiking and camping with you. The same holds true for long car trips. And these are only a few scenarios. We, as a people, tend to take our basic necessities for granted. Just take a moment and imagine, what if. Especially if you have a family that depends on you. That’s a sobering thought to me and my husband.
This Survivor Filter Straw and Pro are my favorites because of their size and replaceable filters. Their products also clean down to 0.01 microns. This is one of the best I have seen. The popular competitors clean down to 0.02 microns. I just love the fact that I can use replaceable filters instead of throwing out an entire unit. This unit uses three different filters. The first stage is the cotton pre filter. If you are cleaning highly dirty water make sure to replace this one frequently. It also needs to be replaced if you notice it start to yellow or grey in color. The second stage is the Carbon Filter and the third and last stage is the Ultra Filter. They give you great instructions on cleaning and replacing these filters with the unit. They also have a website: http://www.survivorfilter.com that has everything you need to know about their products. I like having a back up source of information for when I lose my paperwork, lol. It is so easy to set this unit up. One side of the unit has the hand pump. You have to unscrew the cap around the pump, to loosen it enough to pull the pump up. On this side of the unit is the port to attach the long tubing with the attached filter and floaters. You place this tubing into your water source. The other side of the unit has a port too. Attach the smaller tube to this port. It’s tight at first, but you will get it on. You place the other end of this tube into a cup or the cover to this unit, becomes a cup as I have shown in my photos. Then all you need to do is start pumping. Only use this on fresh water. This filter cannot turn salt water into drinking water.
A couple years ago a hurricane slammed into Haiti. These poor people didn’t have fresh water for the longest time. Absolutely devastating to the people. Many people ended up dying from disease brought on by the lack of clean water. These people ended up surviving on filter straws like these, while they were waiting for a fresh water source to be brought back to them. Fresh water really equals life. You cannot have life without it.
This Survivor straw is so easy and convenient to use. There is minimal waste since you can clean and replace the filters. They do suggest cleaning the filters, as described in their instruction manual, with vinegar. Years ago, I was an in home nurse for a baby on a vent, and more. We used to sterilize her equipment in vinegar. You need to have things soak for a minimum of 24 hours to sterilize in vinegar. I could not find a negative in this Survivor Filter Pro. It’s a fabulous size to use for either one person or a family. My husband is also in the Army. Now that I have this unit, he will be keeping the Survival Straw with him. I highly recommend the Survival Filter Pro. I will be getting more of their products for my family.
If you would like to purchase this filter, it can be found here on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00QFXGSIY/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1