In the February edition of Landrover World, the LIFESAVER jerrycan gets put through its paces by Michael Konstantinou.
"How much portable water do you need to carry on a trip? The answer depends on several factors: the number of people; the climate and environment; the length of the journey; and the availability of reliable water sources en-route. Another consideration is the type of vehicle you drive, which can limit your capacity for extra weight. I've travelled with a Defender Ute that's carried 400 litres for a desert trip, and that served four men for two weeks...but most vehicles don't have the capacity to carry so much weight on top of extra fuel, passengers, camping equipment and tools....Then I came across the LIFESAVER jerrycan. Developed for disaster relief, the unit can filter 10,000 litres of dirty water into medical grade water and filters things smaller than a virus!
....In my test for this article, I stirred up a roadside ditch of muddy water, a few days after rain, and dunked the jerrycan into it. In real life, you'd let the water settle, and then scoop it in to avoid as much dirt and debris as possible....But to demonstrate just how good this LIFESAVER unit is and that you don't need to start with clean water, I scooped up the whole muddy mess....[and[ out of the tap came soft sweet and very, very clean water."