Clean water is often something overlooked as a necessary item for overland travel. With so many ways to carry water on the market, the number of products that will properly filter water is much smaller. In the outdoor gear market, there’s plenty of water filtration options but most don’t have the capability of processing high volumes of water. The products that can produce the necessary amounts often require a power source of some type which isn’t always feasible.
Recently, a company new to the US market has come up with a great option specifically for the overland crowd, the LifeSaver Jerry can. This rugged Jerry can hold nearly five gallons of water, mounts directly to a bumper or tire carrier and will filter over 5,000 gallons per filter. What’s really cool about this product is its pressurized system. With just a few pumps, the water inside the can is pushed through the filter and out of either the factory nozzle or the upgraded shower attachment.
Using ultrafiltration, the LifeSaver filters removes 99.999% of viruses, bacteria and cysts. This means can get clean extremely clean water for all of your cooking, drinking and hygiene needs while out on the trail!
As with any cutting-edge product, these filters come with a considerable price tag, ranging from $200 to just shy of $500 (which includes the shower attachment and extra 20,000 liter filter). So, if water filtration is something that is high on your priority list, check out the LifeSaver jerry can!