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The 6 Best Backpacking Water Filters to Keep Your Adventures Illness-Free

Water is heavy and a pain to carry hiking. When made safe to drink, outdoor water sources are the answer. Here are the best backpacking water filters and purifiers to keep you from coming home with a stomach bug.

Your Four Options for Treating Water on the Trail

Even the most pure-looking mountain streams can have bacteria and protozoa in them that will make you sick, such as parasitic giardia and cryptosporidium. If you’re traveling internationally, water may have viruses in it too. So, if you’re not sure about water quality, it’s time to listen to your grandma when she told you, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

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May 7, 2022

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Fresh drinking water is essential. This water filtration system ensures you will never run out as long as there is a nearby natural water source. It can filter out bacteria, protozoa and microplastics.

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Faster and more efficient than pumping or waiting for chemical treatments, the Sawyer Squeeze System offers on-the-go hydration at a good flow. This product is long-lasting, affordable, reliable, cleanable, and very user-friendly.

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But Sawyer was way ahead of me — 15 years ahead, to be precise. In 2008, the brand started its Clean Water for All initiative, which provides Sawyer filters to developing countries around the world. And the company spends 90% of its profits funding it.

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