“Water For Madre, a non-profit grass roots organization based in Kansas City, MO, has begun working with the people of Santa Maria Madre de Los Pobres in San Salvador, El Salvador to bring clean, healthy water to families in desperate need. We are proud of these 10 families receiving their Sawyer water filters, training, health checks and other materials necessary for success. We are starting out strong and won't stop until all families have "Healthy Water - Happy Kids".”
May 9, 2022
Outdoor Life: Do You Really Need a Water Filter for Backpacking and Mountain Hunting?
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!
Built for backcountry reliability and portability, the Sawyer Squeeze filter is our pick for the best portable water purifier.
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).