Showing posts with label water treatment. Show all posts
Showing posts with label water treatment. Show all posts

Replacing my Sawyer Filter Cap

  Never been a fan of the cap that comes with the Sawyer Squeeze Filter.  Don't like having to pull the top open and closed.  Then after your mouth touches the valve, it seems to close a bit; which affects flow output.    It also feels like you're drinking out a water bottle, maybe its something to do with the way air mixes with h2o when it leaves the plastic.  Whatever it is, I never liked it.  Prefer drinking straight out of the bottle with no cap.  However that is not optimal with this filter.   I figured it was time to try something different.

New Sawyer Squeeze Cap
Smartwater Cap, also using the bottle on the reservoir end. 

Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter - Long Term Review

  Aside from walking, hydrating is the second most consuming task while backpacking.

  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.  

Sawyer Squeeze
My first trip with the Sawyer Squeeze Filter System - shortly after I started having trouble with leaking bags