WL Gore & Assoc

Lifesaver Jerrycans


The Lifesaver Jerrycan is capable of holding up to 18.5 liters of water at a time, and can produce up to 10,000 liters of water through the life of the device. The Jerrycan uses an activated carbon filter that reduces a broad spectrum of chemical residues and contaminates; a single filter lasts for 500 liters. Lifesaver’s own FAILSAFE technology deliberately increases the number of pumps required to induce water flow as the device reaches the end of its filtration capacity, and makes it impossible to flow water when the cartridge needs replacing. The Jerrycan also features a flow rate of 3 liters per minute and can be used with an optional shower attachment which plugs on and off in seconds. A 20,000 liter variant is also available.



12 Responses to “Lifesaver Jerrycans”

  1. SAR says:

    Activated carbon is just for chemicals and taste. Not good for bacteria (lacks ceramic filter) and viruses (lacks UV light or iodine or chlorine). Not good. This is for tap water only.

    • Josh says:

      It also has a ceramic filter (or fibreglass, not sure).

      • Rachael Gordon says:

        This has a filter that filters ALL VIRUSES, ALL BACTERIA, ALL CYSYS, ALL PATHOGENS – everything out. It doesnt need a ceramic filter it has a filter in it that is the worlds first and only portable filter to turn the water sterile?! Its not for clean water – you obviously havent seen the TED video, the OXFAM usage or the fact there is over 30,000 in active use at any one time in the military!

  2. Alvais says:

    Hey Sar, from their website it says: “The LIFESAVER technology is the world’s first and only portable technology that removes all bacteria, viruses, cysts, parasites, fungi and all other microbiological waterborne pathogens without the aid of any foul tasting chemicals like iodine or chlorine or the need for any power or UV light.”

    Their website also indicates that the activated carbon filters are separate and can be used in conjunction with their jerrycan.

  3. Mark says:

    Only one carrying handle? They haven’t understood the jerry can principle.

    • Kaoskydexsolutions says:

      One handle because its for water. Only fuel has 3

      • Mark says:

        Two handles so that two people can carry one can. It has nothing to do with water or fuel.

        • Mark says:

          Not two but three, sorry.

          • Kaoskydexsolutions says:

            So it’s just a coincidence that all US water cans have one handle, and US fuel cans have 3? People carrying water dont need help?, but people carrying fuel do?

            It’s so you can differentiate between fuel and water in the dark

  4. redbeard33 says:

    About $300 per can.

  5. Bruce says:

    There is a catch with these…

    They have a shelf life. It implodes on itself after a while, whether used or not.

    Not necessarily a deal breaker, but something to be mindful of.

    Good if you are actually buying it to put right to use. Not a good option if you are buying it to put on the shelf “just in case.”

    • Rachael Gordon says:

      Hi, the shelf life (unopened) is about 3-4 years, once primed, 6-7 years with water in them, although can and will last longer. You can buy them foil wrapped which adds another 10 years shelf life onto the product…