'Life-saving' camping gadget is a must-have for your next excursion

'Life-saving' camping gadget is a must-have for your next excursion

If you're somebody who regularly travels, goes hiking or camping, you might just benefit from owning LifeStraw's "Personal Water Filter".

Available to buy on Amazon, it's the perfect addition to your emergency kit - allowing you access to clean drinking water when there's none around.

According to its official description, you can use it to drink water from streams, lakes, rivers, ponds as it filters up to 1000 liters of contaminated water without iodine, chlorine, or other chemicals.

Credit: Amazon / LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

It is also supposed to kill at least 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria, 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites, and filters to 0.2 microns.

If the reviews are anything to go by, buyers are in love with the product!

One reviewer wrote: “Stands up to dirty dish water. As soon as I got this thing in the mail I went straight to the nastiest, most contaminated thing I could find. There just happened to be a sink full of soaking dishes that worked just fine. Couldn’t taste a thing. I even spit some of the water out and it was nice and clear. I’m going hiking soon and going to test it on some stagnant water when we find it, and I've given instructions to lower this rating down to 1 star if I die.”

This is the heart-wrenching moment a desperate koala guzzles down water from a cyclist amid the bushfire crisis:

“Saved my life...,” another buyer revealed. “Recently I got stranded in the back woods of the Adirondack Mountains. I had run out of water earlier on the first day and used this until I was rescued on the morning of day three. THIS WORKS — this helped save my life. If you hike YOU NEED THIS PRODUCT.”

Credit: Amazon / LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

A third wrote: "I've used these both in Iraq & Afghanistan. Works as advertised. Extremely reliable and genuinely safe to use filtration system. We now use it as a SOP to have one in everyone's ruck when we deploy! Semper Fi."

Get your very own for just $15.