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Sawyer bug spray & Micro Squeeze water filters keep you safe in the backcountry

Is it merely me, or are we hearing about mosquito & tick give birth illnesses more than always recently ? Whatever the argue behind it, when it comes to dangerous diseases like Dengue Fever, the World Health Organization is reporting a 30-fold addition in cases globally. then there ’ sulfur Malaria, Zika, Lyme, etc. Are you going to contract any of these on your average ride ? probably not. But if you ’ re headed to an area with higher risk, it ’ south worth taking along some wiretap spray to be safe .

Lots of places for mosquitoes to breed in Bali.Recently, Sawyer sent over a sampling of a number of products both in the insect repellent and water discussion syndicate. The clock was perfective since I was soon headed to Indonesia for the Patrol batch bicycle launching. Along with the commend vaccinations, my repair official antimalarials as a caution. however, it turned out that in Bali, Dengue fever is becoming more of a concern than Malaria, and there ’ s no preventive measures for Dengue other than avoiding mosquitoes entirely. That ’ s not truly an choice when you ’ re design to go batch bicycle on a tropical island – or evening just stepping foot on the island. For whatever reason, insects love me and I started seeing mosquitoes about deoxyadenosine monophosphate soon as I stepped outside ( there were besides a few in our first hotel board ) .

Fortunately, thanks to the products from Sawyer I was prepared. Before leaving home, I treated most of my clothing with Permethrin sprays from Sawyer. Available either in an aerosol spray or gun trigger spray, you basically just hose down your gear with this stuff until it ’ south damp .

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May 20, 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

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