Sawyer Mini vs. LifeStraw – Which Is The Best?
Two of the most popular water filters for camping, disaster prep, and prepper bug out bags are the Sawyer Mini and LifeStraw.
Overview of the Sawyer Mini and LifeStraw
Both the Sawyer Mini and LifeStraw are hollow-fiber membrane water filters. This means that the water passes through a mesh-like membrane. The membrane catches bacteria, protozoa, algae, and other waterborne pathogens.
Compared to the bulky ceramic water filters of the past, the Sawyer Mini and LifeStraw are very compact. They are also straightforward to use.
No pumping is required, and you never have to change the filter.
I’m not exaggerating when I say these water filters are game changers.
When I was a kid, camping water filters were clunky, and the filters had to be constantly replaced. The Sawyer Mini and LifeStraw are often distributed in disaster-struck places (such as Haiti after their massive earthquake).
These water filters have probably saved thousands of lives by providing a cheap and easy solution for clean drinking water.
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