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Be sure to pick up a copy of the April 2014 Gear Guide Issue to see what else they recommend but here is what they had to say about the Sawyer Mini Water Filter:
"This pipsqueak, measuring not much larger than a roll of quarters and weighing less than a Snickers Bar, proved itself on multiple trips in Utah and Colorado. It's built to be installed inline on a hydration system- just slice the hose, insert the filter, and you're done.
"Delicious drinking water without any hassle or the arm-fatigue of pumping" says one tester. If you eschew hydrations systems, the Mini screws onto a standard size soda bottle or any of Sawyer's soft-sided bags (16 to 64 oz : $8-$9 for three packs). It even comes with a straw for sucking water straight from the source."
May 19, 2022
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Sawyer Permethrin Premium Insect Repellent is used on clothing, not skin, and it provides long-lasting protection against ticks.
One of the most popular, and readily available, means of tick prevention these days is the use of permethrin. Sawyer Permethrin Fabric Treatment is easy to find at most any sporting goods store and applies quick and easy to your clothing, boots, gear, etc.
While not technically a filtered water bottle, Sawyer Products’ water filtration system can transform anything into a safe, clean drinking vessel. Simply fill up the included reusable pouch at any water source, screw the pouch onto the filter, and either drink directly from the filter or squeeze the now-filtered water into another vessel (like a water bottle or pot for cooking).