No items found.

Hiker Jam #3: Sawyer Products on Revolutionizing Water Filtration

I talk with Travis Avery of Sawyer Products. Sawyer makes a line of extremely popular items ranging from insect repellents to water filters.

We dive deep into how their product, the Sawyer Squeeze, revolutionized the way we consume water in the backcountry. We also talk about how the company started in 1984 with a surprisingly unique product, insect repellents, water filtration, and more.

Mentioned in this episode:

  • Sawyer Squeeze
  • Picaridin (topical insect repellent)
  • Permethrin (insect prevention spray)
  • Sawyer International (clean water non-profit)
  • Tap Filter
  • Hot Ones (First We Feast youtube channel)

To listen,  stream or download the podcast with host Chris Cage here.

Find this episode also available on Spotify, Stitcher, iTunes, Google Podcasts, iHeart.


October 21, 2023

Written by
Photo thumbnail Blog Author


Media Mentions from Greenbelly

Ready-to-eat backpacking meals that provide about 1/3 of your daily nutrition. All natural ingredients. Darn tasty.

Explore More Content

Media Mentions

Sawyer Insect Repellent is a versatile picaridin spray recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) as safe and effective for most people. Our testers liked the evaporating smell and how the spray feels once it dries.

Media Mentions

Insects and arachnids that bite in self-defense instead of to feed -- such as yellow jackets, bees, wasps, hornets, certain ants or spiders -- cannot be repelled with insect repellents.
Media Mentions from

Media Mentions

The number of bug-borne diseases is increasing, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And the number of places they're spreading to is also on the rise.

WXYZ Detroit 7
Media Mentions from WXYZ Detroit 7