When you go on a camping trip, hiking, or even if you’re in a dire situation, there are plenty of instances where you may not have clean drinking water. This is the very reason why you should pack a water filtration system in your backpack.
While you may not have to drink urine like you would on those reality survivor type television shows, you’ll be grateful that the water you do drink will be clean, thanks to a water filter.
Of all the Sawyer water filtration systems available, this is the most compact but still provides the same cleaning power as larger products. This is attributed to the hollow fiber membrane and the tiny pore size where micro-organisms of the size of 0.1 microns cannot pass through.
The quality of the water you get when you drink the water from this filter is on par with anything you can get in the store because of the great water filter. You can drink the water and be confident that there isn’t any bacteria or protozoa lurking around, possibly infecting the water.
Perhaps the best part of this particular system is that you can get 100,000 gallons of water out of a single filter. How awesome is that?
The thing that makes this particular filtration system different than others is that it is quite versatile. You can use it with a straw, you can splice it into a hydration pack, use it with a water bottle or just use the squeeze bag to fill up your water containers.
Like all things, not everything is going to be 100% perfect. With this system, you will have to do a little backflushing every now and then to keep the system flowing strong.
Also, when you buy this system, it only comes with a 16 ounce pouch—definitely not enough to last a long time. You can, of course, purchase larger, 64 ounce pouches.
The price of the Sawyer Products Mini Water Filtration System ranges depending on how many filters you want. For a single filter system, you can find it priced around $20. You can purchase 2, 3, and 4 packs of filters, each one adding more money to the price. The most expensive option you can purchase will cost approximately $90 for a 4 pack.
As far as water filtration systems go, the price tag isn’t so bad considering you can get 100,000 gallons of water for only $20. The beauty of using a mini filtration such as this is that it is lightweight (it only weighs 2 ounces!) and is small (1 x 5 inches total).
It doesn’t take up much space at all in your pack and it’s versatility can’t be beat. Is it worth your money? Definitely.