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Sawyer Mini Water Filter 4-Pack
Down to $59 for a pack of four water filtration systems, this is a rare deal for the personal water filter pick from our guide to the best gear for your bug out bag. The Sawyer Mini filters out bacteria and protozoa, and can be used directly in a water source or attached to a bottle. It requires little maintenance and is the smallest filter we tested. Typically a single water filter sells for $20 to $25 each, so this price of about $15 per filter is a notable discount. Whether you're preparing a survival kit, or traveling to a place where you may need to filter your own water, now is a nice time to save on four of these personal filters.
July 20, 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