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LifeStraw Family

LifeStraw Family

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For Base Camp & Group Trips

Using the filtering technology behind the popular LifeStraw Personal, the LifeStraw Family is ideal for purifying water at base camp, while car camping, or when traveling with a large group. Lightweight and portable at just 25.6 ounces, this purifier removes at least 99.99 percent of bacteria, viruses, and protozoa, instantly raising your freshwater source to US EPA drinking standards. The LifeStraw Family is designed to filter up to 4,755 gallons (or 18,000 liters) of water—enough to supply a family of five for up to three years. Bring it along to that off-the-grid cabin, or keep it at home as emergency backup.

LifeStraw Family
LifeStraw Family
LifeStraw Family
LifeStraw Family

How It Works

You won’t need electrical power, batteries, replacement parts, running water, or a piped-in supply to get your LifeStraw Family going. Once the 2-liter feed bucket is filled, the water moves through the 80-micron textile pre-filter (which removes coarser particles) and then through the meter-long blue PVC hose (where gravity creates a high flow rate). Ultra-filtration takes place in the hollow fiber membrane cartridge. Finally, the dirty water is released from the red tap, while the blue tap is turned to release purified water.

LifeStraw Family
LifeStraw Family
LifeStraw Family


  • LifeStraw
  • Filters up to 4,755 gal (18,000 L) to 0.02 microns (20 nm)
  • Construction: BPA- and chemical-free ABS plastic
  • Flow rate: 9–12 L/hr
  • Easy-to-clean pre-filter and purification cartridge
  • Removes 99.999% of viruses
  • Removes 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria
  • Removes 99.99% waterborne protozoa
  • Reduces turbidity
  • No aftertaste
  • Meets US EPA drinking water standards
  • Dimensions, reservoir: 9 x 8 x 5 in (22.9 x 20.3 x 12.7 cm)
  • Dimensions, filter: 2 x 12 in (5.1 x 30.5 cm)
  • Weight: 25.6 oz (726 g)


All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is July 25, 2017 PT.

After the drop ends, payment will be collected and the group’s order will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Check the discussion page for updates on your order.