Lifestraw Family

LifeStraw® Family by Vestergaard

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LifeStraw® Family high volume water purifier

Lightweight and highly portable, LifeStraw® Family is ideal to purify water at base camps, while car camping, or when camping with groups. It will purify up to 18,000 liters or 4,755 gallons of water, removing bacteria, protozoa and viruses.


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How LifeStraw® Family works

LifeStraw® Family works by forcing water through narrow fibers under high pressure. Clean water exits through tiny pores in the walls of the hollow fibers, but viruses, bacteria, protozoa, and other contaminants are trapped inside the hollow fibers and re-flushed out by backwashing. (Note: Water from the red exit tap should never be consumed.)



How to use LifeStraw® Family

To use LifeStraw® Family, hang the purifier so the red tap is several inches from the ground. Pour collected water through the pre-filter in the dark blue bucket. Open the red tap for 3 seconds to allow water to flush through the filter, and then close the tap. Place a drinking vessel under the blue tap to collect filtered water. When you’re finished, close all the taps, squeeze the red bulb until flat, then open the red tap and let the remaining water drain from the filter.

Tried and tested in the harshest conditions

Award-winning LifeStraw® technology was originally introduced in 2005 as an emergency response tool to filter water often contaminated following natural disasters. Today, LifeStraw® is used in water filtration products around the world.

Highly rated by real users

LifeStraw® Family has been honored with a 5 star average rating by reviewers. Here are just a few of their comments.


I have not had to try this unit yet, thankfully.....I bought it to place in our "earthquake preparedness kit" in case it became necessary to filter the water from the creek behind our house at some time. The unit would also be valuable, I think, in the event of any prolonged "boil water" episode, such as happened recently in Portland due to E.Coli contamination in the public water.

Neil W.

Works wonderfully!

I cannot say enough good things about this product. Very easy to use, works wonderfully, small and inexpensive. A Perfect fit for camping,hiking or emergency.

Ron P.



LifeStraw® Follow the Liters

For each LifeStraw® product you buy, one school child in a developing country will be provided with safe drinking water for an entire school year. Visit LifeStraw® Follow the Liters where you can see the impact of consumer contributions. There, you can follow the program’s progress by viewing the most up-to-date measurable data on program achievements and hear stories from children who have been positively impacted.