Sawyer Products MINI Water Filtration System
Dehydration is every backpacker or camper’s worst nightmare. One can be presented with bodies of water like lakes and rivers, but there simply is no way of telling whether it’s safe to drink from these water sources or not. Sure you can boil water for 15 minutes, but you’d have to cool it down to be able to drink it. Besides you’d have to have a way to boil water.
The Sawyer Mini Water Filtration System addresses this innate need for safe drinking water regardless of one’s location. You can be in the middle of the malaria-laden jungles of Borneo, the unforgiving landscapes of Iceland, or just outside the city limits. The Sawyer system ensures you get to enjoy potable drinking water from almost any other source.
Weighing just two ounces, the Sawyer cylinder features a unique absolute micron filter technology that effectively traps all particles larger than 0.1 microns. This filtration system was tested in independent laboratories to be effective in the filtration of 99.99999% bacteria and 99.9999% of protozoal organisms. It’s effective against Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhi, Giardia lamblia, and Vibrio cholerae. The only particles that the Sawyer Mini cannot filter are viruses, dissolved solids, and chemicals as these are generally smaller than 0.1 microns.
The good news is that the brand actually has other products that can filter out such particles, further adding to the safety of the water you’re drinking.
The Sawyer System is remarkably versatile. It can be used in conjunction with its accompanying 16-ounce reusable squeeze pouch that comes with a large lid for scooping water from bodies of water before sealing it with its water-tight lid. Alternatively, the filtration system can be screwed onto the threads of disposable water bottles. It can also be made an integral part of one’s hydration pack without the need for special adapters. One can sip straight from the integrated Sawyer straw. What this means is that you can actually drink straight from the lake or river.
The Sawyer Mini Water Filtration System is a compact, effective, and highly versatile tool for keeping you hydrated regardless of where your water came from.