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An absolute essential for sportsman during most of the year is insect repellant and sunscreen. This is especially true for spring and summer hunting or off-season activities. Whether it’s turkey hunting, hog hunting, or scouting for deer, spraying down with insect repellant and sunscreen can protect you from the sun and keep potential serious insects like ticks at bay.

Permethrin insect repellent treatment from Sawyer is made for use on clothing and hunting gear such as backpacks and boots. A single application of Permethrin lasts 6 weeks or 6 washings, whichever comes first!

As a hunter, especially in climates like Texas, it is important to protect your skin. Most of the time this compromises scent control. Fortunately, Sawyer makes a scent free sunscreen for hunters!

You can watch the complete Sawyer insect repellent and sunscreen review here.


May 8, 2022

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Pure Hunting

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Willi Schmidt and his co-hosts hunt the way the majority of hunters across the country hunt.


My only complaint is that eventually, backflushing won’t be enough. These can clog up after some time and no amount of back flushing will fix its low flow. I went through 2 on the AT. However, it will attach to Smart Water Bottles and most bladders!

Anna Hamrick


Built for backcountry reliability and portability, the Sawyer Squeeze filter is our pick for the best portable water purifier.

Pete Ortiz


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).

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