One of the biggest worries when we traveling, lost in the wild or in cities, is to have access to clean water And drinkable !
Because traveler’s diarrhea happend to fast ! And we can get worse than that! So, we need a water filtration system, the most efficient as possible.
After a lot of research, I turned to the water filters brand Sawyer !
When you look at the filter gourds, they are beautiful, but at the end, they dont filter more than 400 liters … while … hang on … a single filter Sawyer is equivalent to filtering 378,540 liters of water ! Don’t take us for gourds … :p
A revolutionary technology, based on materials designed for medical use (kidney dialysis in this case), this filter reusable at will, includes a hollow fiber membrane of 0.1 micron, to eliminate with a very high efficiency 99.9999% of bacteria, protozoa and algae, but especially, allowing a new life, and dimensions well below the competition.
Thus, the Sawyer Mini is only 12.5 cm long for a diameter of 2.5 cm, enough to hold in the hand or pocket, for a negligible weight of 40 grams (100 grams for the complete kit).
1 micrometer is a unit of measurement corresponding to 0.001 mm. Example: the diameter of a human hair is 0.04 to 0.07 mm
Gourds, don’t filter more than 0.2 or 0.3 microns .
For sale on amazon, I recommend the kit that includes a filter and 3 pockets of 1 liter . This is clearly the best deal, and most important, it does not take places at aaaaaaall The top of the traveler .. ye ye !
What this filtering capacity means? Por exemple, if you drink 3 liters in a day, you could drink every day for 345.5 years!
What’s more? It’s perfect fo my zero waste initiative by avoiding buying bottles of water, A simple calculation : if I buy a bottle of 1.5L everyday, and I travel 8 months, I avoid using at least 244 bottles of water. And at the same time, I’ve been saving hundreds euros / dollars.
For more information, please visit the SAWYER website
Crédit photos : sawyer.com