The Sawyer Squeeze Water Filtration System is a versatile, compact way to get potable water in the outdoors. Even if you are an urbanite who is more into city travel than hanging out in the woods, you still need one of these. Everyone needs one of these–you need it for your emergency kit.

What I love about this particular filter is its simplicity. There is no pump, it’s a minimalist filter system and that means less to pack, less to break, and less to go wrong. The Micron Absolute Filter removes contaminants like bacteria and protozoa, and it takes care of sediment too.

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I can tell you first hand how important water becomes when a hurricane knocks out your water source. Most of us (I seriously hope) keep a 3-day water supply on hand, but what happens if that runs out? If you have one of these, you are covered for the worst, and it’s worth its weight in gold when you need it. I’d add some iodine tablets to your kit as well, for viruses.

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For backpacking and hiking, this is a compact water filtration system that offers something a little different from others–it has the ability to filter in four different ways to suit your needs. You can drink through the filter attached to a bladder or bottle, you can use gravity to filter your water, or attach the filter to your inline system such as a Camelbak. Genius, right?

In addition to emergency and outdoor use, this is an easy filter to take with you to destinations where bottled water is recommended. This little filter is good for a million gallons–isn’t that amazing? Find the Sawyer Squeeze Water Filtration System HERE.