In the past I would dread taking off my pack and hand pumping water through a traditional form of treatment.
Then trying treatment drops was more efficient, but one still had to wait 15 minutes for the water to treat. If I wanted to put in trail miles, I would have to carry water in my pack in order to keep moving.
When I was asked to test this product it got me excited. At first I was skeptical, but with use, I started to fall in love.
After a few trips in the wilderness this spring, I decided it would be my primary water treatment system for '30+ Days in the Olympic National Park' trail series.
Not once did it let me down and was able to field back-flush without carrying the manufactures syringe, which I chose not to carry because it served no other purpose.
Note: This is for the first generation filter.
|My first trip with the Sawyer Squeeze Filter System - shortly after I started having trouble with leaking bags|