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What’s the best water filter for my road trip?

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).

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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!

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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.

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For more information, please visit the SAWYER website

Crédit photos : sawyer.com

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