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Testing out the new LifeStraw Peak Series Straw

Why this Straw should be considered a staple in your adventure pack!

By: Ann-Marie Brissett + Save to a List

Running out of drinking water or drinking contaminated water is a concern when I am out adventuring. Getting sick in the wilderness due to poor quality drinking water is probably one of the worst things imaginable. 

A black woman wearing a pink patterned long-sleeve top and tan vest is drinking water out of a bottle with a water filter next to a stream in the woods.
Using the LifeStraw Peak Series Straw. Photo by Ann-Marie Brissett.

An opportunity to try out the new LifeStraw Peak Series Straw caught my interest. Why is that might you ask? I was intrigued with the simplicity and power of the straw to filter water in such convenient housing.

A black woman with a pink long-sleeve tee and tan vest is drinking water from a stream with a water filter straw.
Photo by Ann-Marie Brissett.

I loved how this filtration straw can be used in a variety of ways.

The coolest by far was being able to drink directly from the water source. You can literally just take a sip from any puddle, stream or lake! If you don’t want to drink directly from the water source, my go-to way to use the straw was screwing it onto a water bottle and filtering as I drink! This made filtering water super easy. I was also able to quickly fill up my reusable bottles with the same set up for the rest of my adventuring. You make the water drinkable by squeezing the water through the filter.

A black woman wearing a pink patterned long-sleeve top and tan vest is leaning over a small body of flowing water. She's laughing and holding a water filtration straw.
Photo by Ann-Marie Brissett.


The LifeStraw Peak Series Straw has achieved the title of “staple” in my adventure gear. It cuts the wait time for filtering water and is an easy option for when you need safe drinking water quickly. It is easy to carry and takes up little-to-no space! You cannot argue with that fact! Packing a LifeStraw has now become a part of my gear line up for many adventures to come.

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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