Exceeding EPA and NSF safety recommendations, weighing just 3 ounces, and taking up little space inside your pack, the award-winning Sawyer Squeeze Water Filtration System is ideal for backpacking, hiking, camping and emergency preparedness.
The Sawyer Squeeze Water Filtration System is easy to use. It is very lightweight and you can take it into the backcountry. You can take it traveling with you and be confident of clean, safe drinking water.
The kit that you get here consists of a couple of different pieces. The thing I am holding here is the show stopper. This is this Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter. It virtually fits into the palm of your hand and it is extremely lightweight. So with this filter it is going to filter down to 0.1 micron. So you have got hollow fibers in there. It is both very lightweight and also very effective. It is super easy to use. There are printed instructions on each piece here. So you have got the filter. You have got some caps here, a back flush cap and then a cap that you can either use to drink out of or to squirt into another bottle. You do have the back flush plunger. ANd this is important because the Sawyer Water Filter is really easy to clean. It is easy to back flush and this is going to allow you a lot of years of safe drinking water.
When the filter starts to become a little bit dirty it is going to be very hard to push the water through the filter, because of all of the sediment in there. So you can use this back flushing plunger just to push the water back through the opposite way and get all of that sediment out of the filter. So this is very ... also very lightweight and very important for the system. And then you get three different size water bags. If you are just going out for the day or you are just by yourself and you want a smaller one, you have got the 16 ounce water bag here. ANd then you have 32 ounce and the big one here is the 64 ounce. So you have options. You can... like I said, you can take all of them with you if you want to filter a lot of water or pick and choose which size.
The thing I love about these water bags is they are very durable, first of all, they have got very clear instructions printed on the bag on how to use the filter and the different steps so you can always be confident that you are doing it correctly. And when they are not in use, you just simply roll them up and pack them away. They are very lightweight as well. So this system is reliable, super easy to use and very, very packable. So we will just go through and kind of how all the pieces work together.
When you are ready to filter the water out of the bag, first you need to go to your water source and fill one of these bags with water. So this is going to have the dirty water in it and they just suggest wiping off any excess water from the outside. That way when you are using this system water on the outside of the bag doesn’t drip into your vessel. Got a water bottle here and all you have to do is attach the filter onto the water bag and then squeeze it into another vessel here. So I have just got a water bottle and there is an arrow here showing which way the water flows. So I am going to attach that to the dirty water bag. Just use the cap here to show how that works. We attach the cap on to the top and this is just like a sport cap that would be on, you know, any sort of other water bottle. You can drink right out of here. So as long as you have got all the water wiped off of the bag, you could simply drink from this cap or you can just use it to put in another bottle. So all you have to do is squeeze the water through the filter and into your water bottle.
It is very easy to use and it filters water very fast. So once you have got all the water that you need, you can take the system apart, pack it away. If you are just day hiking or if you are backpacking you can stop at different places. If you are traveling with it, it is very, very simple to use.
Since this is a 0.1 micro water filter it is going to filter out all of those nasty things in your water that could make you sick. The only thing it doesn’t filter out is viruses. So if you are in an area where that is of concern, you will definitely need some other ways to treat your water to take care of that. But in most environments the Sawyer Squeeze Water filtration system is just very reliable and easy to use.