Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide
Finding small things that provide real value is something we really appreciate, and we look for on a daily basis. These items are small but mighty, and they all collapse into a package small enough to fit into a stocking. Or better yet in your backpack on an adventure.
Sawyer Micro Squeeze
Enjoy clean and safe drinking water wherever you are with the Sawyer Micro Squeeze Water Filtration System. The Sawyer Micro Squeeze is only 2 ounces and removes 99.99999% of bacteria (salmonella, cholera and E. coli), 99.9999% of protozoa (cryptosporidium and giardia), and 100% of microplastics Attach the Micro Squeeze to the included drinking pouch or screw it onto standard disposable bottles The Sawyer Micro Squeeze is rated up to 100,000 gallons and it works everywhere. We really like that this works on a plastic water bottle and keeps you safe no matter where you are in the world. It costs less than $30.00.
Further explore this stocking-stuffer guide written by Kevin Paulson here.
May 9, 2022
Outdoor Life: Do You Really Need a Water Filter for Backpacking and Mountain Hunting?
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.
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).
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