When we first started hiking we used to carry up to 3 liters of water with us, which made our packs super heavy because we didn't know much about filtering water. Once we started getting into backpacking we knew we needed to learn how to filter water in an effort to minimize our load.
If you're looking for a simple and lightweight filter that can be carried on day hikes and backpacking trips look no further than a Sawyer Products Squeeze or Mini filter. Both filters are inexpensive and easy to use.
Sawyer offers the most technologically advanced and durable, yet incredibly simple to use water filtration solutions on the market. Their filters remove bacteria, protozoa, E. Coli, giardia, vibrio cholerea, salmonella typhi, leptospirosis from water, so it's an essential item to carry for multi-day trips where filtering water is necessary. It's not hard to filter with Sawyer filters and it takes the guessing game / stress out of other more complex systems.
In this blog post we're showing you how to properly use your Sawyer filter.
Step 1: Grab the Sawyer water pouch and blow it up to maximize it's use, next fill the bag with the questionable water source.