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Sawyer Tap Filter

The best filter for car camping of 2021.

For camping destinations where water from the spigot isn’t potable, this filter is an easy cleaning solution. It screws on to most exterior-threaded nozzles, and its .1-micron, hollow-fiber filter weeds out bacteria and protozoa (but not viruses, so check your destination before taking it abroad). We were able to produce 2 liters of clean water in 3 minutes at a cabin near Lanigan, Saskatchewan. The hose attachment easily fills jerrycans and reservoirs, making this device ideal for large groups. Note: Like any other hollow-fiber filter, freezing will cause the pores to expand and become useless, so keep it warm.

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May 7, 2022

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While DEET products may be more familiar by name and their chemical smell, sprays with 20 percent picaridin, like Sawyer Products, offer comparable protection without the harsh odor and oily feeling on your skin.

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The Sawyer Squeeze was (by far) the most common Pacific Crest Trail water filter this year – for the fifth year in a row. It’s a $39, 3 oz / 85 g hollow fiber filter that rids your drinking water of protozoa and bacteria (and floaties). It can be used with Sawyer bags (included with the filter) or with compatible water bottles (Smartwater is the bottle of choice for many hikers).

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SAWYER MINI WATER FILTER, $22 This has been my water filter of choice for years now. The bags can be iffy — I have had a few break – so carry a couple. However, the filter itself is reliable, light and inexpensive. -Logan

Bikepacking Team