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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.

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May 7, 2022

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Media Mentions from Greenbelly

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


Sawyer Permethrin Premium Insect Repellent is used on clothing, not skin, and it provides long-lasting protection against ticks.

Media Mentions from Wirecutter


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.

Brodie Swisher


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).

Alyssa Longobucco