LifeStraw family 1.0


When I got a chance to review LifeStraw family 1.0, I was elated. My testing’s of LifeStraw products are always a fun weekend followed by a Monday at home to write a review. It is always interesting to test these products.  I often get to travel to places that I’ve never been to. All this to do two activities I enjoy and do for work: camping and traveling. I checked the contents of my package and certainly, there was all that was described on the official website.

LifeStraw family 1.0

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LifeStraw family 1.0 package consists of a two-liter water feed bucket, a pre-filter, PVC hose and the Ultra-filtration hollow fiber membrane cartridge(simply; where the dirt, bacteria, protozoan’s and other contaminants get separated from the water). There is a blue tap and a red one. The blue one releases clean water while the red one releases the contaminated water. The backwash bulb helps you clean the fiber membrane.

Like all LifeStraw products, LifeStraw family 1.0 also guarantees water filtration that is only unique to its brand. It ensures that your unclean water is rid of 99.99 of viruses, 99.999 of bacteria and 99.9999 of bacteria. The water is absolutely safe for drinking and is guaranteed of not making you sick.

LifeStraw family 1.0 is a gravity filter. To use it, you hang the water feed bucket in a raised position. This allows the water to flow down through to the hose and into the hollow fiber cartridge. Once you have set this up, the remaining part is to place a clean water container and direct the blue tap to it and there you go. You have your clean water in your container. The life of this filter is estimated to be between four to five years. Note, LifeStraw is fundamentally designed for the harsh conditions of the African climate. You should expect to use this filter for longer than this if you are using it occasionally for camping and travel or even keeping it in your emergency response kit.

While water filtration is a technically touchy issue it’s important that you make sure that your family is having a filter that is tried and tested for the quality of water filtration. The LifeStraw mission exceeds US EPA standards. As such, you are guaranteed that the water you are drinking is clean and will definitely NOT make you sick.


Natural disasters have become commonplace. The possibility of a flood, hurricane or any other disaster occurring is very real. Having the LifeStraw family 1.0 in your survival kit gives you peace of mind. You are safe knowing that your family is able to survive with water from whatever source, and convert it into safe drinking and cooking water in case of a natural disaster.

LifeStraw family 1.0 is absolutely easy to set up and use. The instructions are pretty easy to understand and are precise and concise.

Filtration levels of this filter are out of this world, you will find it good to realize that no one has ever gotten ill from taking water filtered correctly using this apparatus.

This filter will work in any situation, it is gravity powered. Without the requirement of batteries or electrical power, it makes a good partner in camps and travel. It will also be a welcome addition as a gift to families that live I areas without piped and treated water


In using this filter, you will realize as I did. The initial use and flow of water is a little slow. But this is not so with the subsequent uses. To get rid of this, it would be wise to test filter some tap water at home before venturing out to the camp or travel expedition.

One thing that I realized is that using the LifeStraw Family 1.0 is the change in the taste of the filtered water. While using it, water from different sources will have a change in the taste differently. This is because the filter does not alter the ionic composition of other compounds or minerals that may be in the water.


LifeStraw family 1.0 goes for $59.99. It gives you a whole lot of value for your money. The Survivor Filter Pro 0.01 Micron Nanofiltration Water Purifier is another option for the same needs. Going for $ 59.99 is a handy water filter that does the same for an equal price. Its major merit is also it’s undoing; it has extra fast filtration rates also make it wear fast. It will not last long. It is also bulky to carry.

Big Berkey Water Filter with 2 x 9″ Ceramic Filter is a fantastic filter. It works well with survival. It will be a perfect filter for a long-term base camp. It is expensive, it sells for $202. It fits the job as with the additional cartridges, it will filter metals too. It uses electrical power; you will definitely consider where you are going to use it. It is also bulky to transport.


For emergency preparedness, LifeStraw family 1.0will ensure that you worry about other issues, water safety concerns are settled with it. Another reason why you should buy LifeStraw family is that it is unreservedly versatile. You see, when car camping, you only need the LifeStraw family to purify your water and not worry about it. It eliminates the need of carrying all your water for travels. If you are in a base camp, the water needs are sorted.

This filter is actually the best and cheapest solution for water filtration solution for filtration of large volumes of water.

The amazing corporate social responsibility of this company is also an initiative that should motivate you into buying LifeStraw family 1.0 is one that cannot be ignored. For every LifeStraw purchase, a child in rural Africa will receive a full year supply of safe drinking water. There you have it, three years of safe drinking water for your family.

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