2021 HuntingLife Gift Guide
Sawyer Micro Squeeze Water Filtration System
The Sawyer Micro Squeeze weighs in at an unbelievable 1.8 ounces. It fits in an included bag and it will fit on just about any water bottle no matter where you travel in the world. This is the lightest water filtration system in existence, and it is rated for up to 100,000 gallons. It removes Bacteria, Protozoa, and Cysts, including E. Coli, giardia, vibrio cholerea, Salmonella typhi, and microplastics all of which are absolutely not good for you. The Sawyer Micro Squeeze retails at under $30.00 and offers packability in your carryon luggage no matter where you fly in the world. We have been using ours over the last year, and it is so nice to have in our pack knowing that we can drink from that cattle stock tank or out of that small stream if the need arises.
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