Safe potable water for a Traveller

I consider my self a big adventure sports freak and over the years have indulged in many adventure related activities like trekking, rafting, mountaineering, paragliding etc. One of the primary and most important issue faced during such expeditions is and has been the issue of clean potable water. And we have tried many an innovative  methods to clean the drinking water like Chlorine tablets, khus khus draining, etc.

Recently I was introduced to one wonderful product which can solve the issue of a safe potable water for the weary traveller. This is a Filter Bottle by the name of LifeStraw® Go, a refillable water bottle that removes bacteria and parasites from water to make it safe to drink.

I was amazed when I first used it during one of my recent trips in the Garhwal Himalayas. The bottle did wonders with what ever quality of water I filled it up every time. Spring water, water from a pond, rain water collections, whatever the source of water was – I got thoroughly filtered clean water with a slight improvement in the taste also.

So here I am back from the trek – fully safe and fit (normally I would have at least some amount of food poisoning when I cam back from such trips); all thanks to the wonderful product introduced by A&S Creations, India’s leading importer and distributor of world’s most renowned adventure and outdoor lifestyle brands.

I am planning to even use the bottle while at home in Delhi also as most of the times the potable water supply is yellowish in colour and is contaminated. I have already found noticeable changes in the quality of water that I drink.

LifeStraw® water filters have been introduced in India by A &S Creations. It is a refillable water bottle that removes bacteria and parasites from water to make it safe to drink. It is ideal for outdoor activities, travel and emergency preparedness.

A&S Creations established in 2003 by Anita & Sumit, is the largest importer and distributor of world’s most renowned adventure and outdoor lifestyle brands. A&S Creations aims to promote adventure sports in India and help adrenaline junkies get their rush by providing quality products that they seek.

This current introduction – LifeStraw® Go incorporates award-winning LifeStraw® hollow fiber technology into a durable, refillable water bottle. This highly efficient filtration method requires no chemicals such as chlorine or iodine. Users simply scoop water into the bottle, screw the lid on, and sip clean water through the mouthpiece.

LifeStraw® Go is durable and effective. It removes 99.999 percent of bacteria, such E. coli and Cholera, and 99.9 percent of parasites, such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia, and it removes particulate matter. It is made of durable plastic and doesn’t require electrical power, batteries or replacement parts. Instead, LifeStraw® uses advanced hollow fiber technology to remove contaminants and is powered by user-generated suction. Each will filter at least 1,000 liters of water.

LifeStraw® has been time-tested in some of the harshest environments and humanitarian emergencies since 2005. It was originally designed for communities in developing countries and as an emergency response tool, but has since had significant interest from campers, backpackers, travellers and people who want to use it as an emergency preparedness tool. It has received several accolades from media and the business community. In 2008, it won the Saatchi & Saatchi Award for “World Changing Ideas.” Time magazine named LifeStraw® the “Best Invention of 2005.” Esquire called it “Innovation of the Year.” Forbes praised LifeStraw® as “one of the ten things that will change the way we live.”

Consumers in India can purchase LifeStraw® through  The retail price is INR 1,145.00 for Life Straw Personal water filter and INR 1,790.00 for Life Straw GO Personal water bottle. Additionally, as part of the ongoing LifeStraw® Follow the Liters program, for each LifeStraw® purchased by a consumer in India, one school child in a community in India without access to safe water will be provided with safe water for an entire school year. For more information, visit



25 thoughts on “Safe potable water for a Traveller

  1. I did read about lifestraw earlier as well but this is first time I came across detailed write up. so which trek did you use this one for? I read you can use it even with a pond full of algae!!! Its still safe to drink


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