The Sawyer Mini Filter is a high quality, lightweight and compact water purifying system, which allows water to be purified without the requirement of boiling or the addition of chemicals.
Depending on the environment, the human body requires at least 2 litres of water each day. This can easily be achieved when in a city or when near a constant water source, however, when travelling long distance or when the carrying of several litres of water is not desirable, then the use of the Sawyer Mini Filter can be invaluable.
The author of Smart Bushcraft has personally used the larger Sawyer Squeeze filter in the Jungles of Borneo, as well as this smaller Mini Filter in the Canadian back country and also throughout various countries in Europe, including the completion of Scotlands West Highland Way, where due to the distance involved, weight is at a premium.
The Sawyer Mini Filter weighs only 65 gms (2.29 ounces), is small enough to fit in the palm of the hand, and comes with a 100,000 gallon (378,540 Litres) guarantee, making it ideal for a lifetime of long distance hikes, bike rides, trail runs and canoe trips.
The Mini Filter comprises of tiny “U” shaped micro-tubes that allow water to enter into their core through minuscule micro-pores. Contaminates get trapped in the tubes while the decontaminated water passes freely through. The result is that 99.99999% of bacteria and protozoa are removed, including salmonella, cholera, E. Coli, cryptosporidium and giardia.
Rather than having to carry several litres of water on each journey, simply fill up the pouch at a lake, stream or river, screw the filter directly onto the pouch and then squeeze the bag, forcing the water through the filter and into your water container. The Mini Filter also comes with a straw attachment, allowing it to be used direct from the water source. The filter will also fit onto most threaded water bottles. Click here to buy the Sawyer Mini Filter.
100,000 gallon guarantee
Allows water to be drank direct from the source
Fits onto normal water bottle
Reduces amount of water carried
The pack comes with a syringe, which allows water to be forced back through the filter to allow it to be cleaned to maintain efficiency.