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)
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