Sunday, August 1, 2010

Testing, testing 1,2....

Let's face it, carrying enough water for a day in your pack sucks. It is heavy and difficult to ration.

Enter the Sawyer 32 oz. filtration system!

This thing gives you 4 options for using the filter to produce clean drinking water while on the go:

-For the initial test I used the included water bottle to treat the water of Lake Michigan while on a short hike. It was an easy three step process: 

1. Fill the bottle 

2. Replace the cap

3. Sip away from the included rubber stray

-The filter can be used to make your own gravity filtration system or even as a prefilter for your pump filter!

-The good thing about this is that it physically removes particles, protozoa, and bacteria down to 0.1 micron in size, including giardia, salmonella and cryptosporidia, I am glad for this because at one point when I filled it I was just a few feet from some tourists who were no doubt peeing in the water.

-All Sawyer water filters meet or exceed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommendations for removal rates

Filter is fully field maintainable to ensure a fast flow of water

This Sawyer Four-Way water filter comes with a Million Gallon Guarantee, essentially eliminating the need to ever have to replace the filter cartridge

The bottle is also BPA free! 

AAAaaaaaannnd: Drumroll!
------>It is made in USA.
The water tasted great, and flowed quickly. I was impressed at the fresh taste, even when the bottle was filled down current of tourists. One of the nicest things about this is that it lightens up the pack load by a great amount, and with a million gallon guarantee per filter it seems worth carrying it in the back of my car for when I am in between destinations. (bottled water is evil)
It looks pretty good while it filters too!
The next test will come when I filter some river water!
MMMM MMMM Lake Michigan water through the Sawyer ROCKS!!!
Take care,