Outdoor Gear Reviews

Lifesaver Jerrycan Review

We picked up the Lifesaver Jerrycan 10000 UF nine months ago for our overlanding rig.  We are currently running a 2002 Toyota Tacoma 4-door, and carrying water in the back of a truck is always a concern.  Jerrycans have been around since the 1930’s, but no one was really focused on creating a jerrycan that had water filtration until the team at LifeSaver came around.

The LifeSaver Jerrycan holds 18.5 liters of water and is built for adventuring, group expeditions, overland travel and families focused on off-grid living.   The Jerrycan stores dirty water, and it is extremely easy to fill from any water source.  The LifeSaver Jerrycan allows you to filter the water when you need it, so you don’t have to worry about recontamination of water before you use it for drinking, cooking or washing.  The LifeSaver Jerrycan passes independent compliance testing for the NSF Protocol P248 Military Operations – Microbiological Water Purifiers. 

The LifeSaver has a Failsafe that lets you know when the cartridge needs replacing.  All you have to do is fill the unit, pump the handles and drink the water.  There is also an optional shower attachment for the LifeSaver

We found the LifeSaver to be as solid as it can get.  This unit has been in and out of the bed of the truck countless times with no wear.  We use it for all of our water storage, and with 4.8 gallons of water we know the water will last.  The LifeSaver holds up to just about anything you can throw at it, except bullets which will blow it up although we don’t have any firsthand knowledge of that.  Seriously, if you like clean water and you like to bomb off to remote locations, like elk camp, this unit should be an important part of your kit.

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