Lifesaver from Nextfest

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The single most important product shown at Nextfest in NYC was not a high tech electrnic gizmo at it.  It was Lifestraw profiled today in the NY times.  This $3 tube contains carbon filtration and a resin and is effective as a personal water purification system for up to 1 year (700 liters).It filters bacteria such as Shigella, Salmonella, Enterrococus, Staphylococcus Aureus and E .Coli which cause the diseases diarrhea, dysentery, typhoid, and cholera- #1 killers in the developing world.  Amazing it was at a tiny quiet booth with little traffic or fanfare.  Most people just did not appreciate how this little thing will save countless lives.  Kudos to the company – more info here

More posts to follow on their new fly mosquito and malaria prevention tarps.

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