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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.
A 20% DEET Premium Controlled-Release Lotion will work well against mosquitoes, but Dr. Zimring says he prefers the 20% Picaridin lotion since it also protects against ticks, gnats, chiggers, and flies. (In both instances, he recommends Sawyer brand.)
Part of spending time outside means battling ticks, mosquitoes, and other biting insects. For this, Nelson swears by permethrin.
And out of the products we tested, Dr. Zeichner highly recommends Sawyer Products 20% Picaridin Insect Repellent.