Safe water for teams going overseas or doing disaster relief – Light, inexpensive, high volume, no need for lots of additional filters.
Need a water filter setup with a large-volume gravity fed purification system to filter up to 170 gallons per day for your team or organization’s volunteers? How about a system you can leave behind to change the lives of hundreds of people – With an incredibly clean .02 Micron standard? For under $200? You can even use the included faucet adapter to drink straight from the tap during crises or in other emergencies when you know safe drinking water is compromised. This is a great choice for relief agencies or volunteer support groups traveling to areas where the water source is compromised or in question, and you need ultra-pure particle and bacteria filtration. (See the list of NGOs worldwide that are already using this technology.)
Chemicals and electricity are NOT required, and the filter lasts and lasts before needing to be replaced (1 million gallons!) This is also a great choice of an affordable system that can be left behind when your team leaves an area, village, or slum, since Amazon lists it for around $120.00. and even includes the drill bit you’ll need. (More after image.)
Instructions (including simplified pictographical ones that can be translated into other languages easily) can all be downloaded here: https://sawyer.com/downloads/ The only item that doesn’t come in the kit is the bucket ( which are common worldwide and you wouldn’t want to pack anyway).
5.5 log for viruses = 99.9997% filtration rate
6 log for for protozoa like Giardia = 99.9999% filtration rate
7 log for bacteria like salmonella, cholera, E. coli = 99.99999%
It’s $142.95 for the more powerful viral PointZeroTWO™ Purifier, and $59.95 for the biological one.
These systems by Sawyer (see them all here) use technology from kidney dialysis machines. The PointOne Filter pores are so small (0.1 micron absolute) that no bacteria, protozoa, or cysts like E.Coli, Cholera and Typhoid can get through. At 7 log (99.99999%) the filter attains the highest level of filtration available today. Simply put, it is impossible for bacteria to pass through the 0.1 micron filter. If the water being filtered is very muddy, you’ll need to backwash the filter more often – But this is not hard at all. (Sawyer recommends backwashing every 1000 gallons if fairly clear; if turbid every 10 gallons.)
Watch more videos here: https://sawyer.com/international/videos/
For personal use, Sawyer has the following that are light and packable:
Filtration for Individuals
(From the Sawyer website) – If you are looking for a filter you will be using for yourself, the following products will be best for you needs. Even Bear Grylls carries one!
The Sawyer Mini Water Filtration System is our newest and most popular filter. The Mini weighs just 2 ounces and filters up to 100,000 gallons! You can drink directly from the Mini, attach it to Sawyer Squeeze Pouches, use inline on a hydration pack, or attach it to the top of almost any bottled water? How about that for versatility? And like all Sawyer Filters; they are backflushable almost indefinitely. That means no expensive cartridges to replace, ever. (SP128, SP124)
The Sawyer Squeeze Filter – This is the simple, portable, lightweight system that won Backpacker Magazine’s Editor’s choice in 2012. The threaded filter is also very versatile and also comes with a Million Gallon Guarantee. It is perfect for backpackers who want clean water fast without adding much weight. (SP129, SP131)
All-in-One Filter – This versatile system is based off the popular SP131 – Sawyer Squeeze Filter. This system includes a screw on filter, a 32 oz pouch for portability, a faucet adapter to filter tap water, and everything you need all to use it as a bucket gravity filtration system. This is perfect for individual use, groups, and emergency preparedness kits. (SP181)
Personal Water Filtration Bottle – This is a simple bottle system that comes with a back-flushing syringe. Perfect for traveling to areas where you do not trust the water. (SP140, SP141, SP142)
2 Liter Gravity Filtration Systems – One of Sawyer’s time-tested favorites, the Sawyer 2 Liter water filter system will simplify your backcountry to-do list. Simply set it up, and let gravity do the dirty work. No tedious pumping, just set it up and gravity to the work for you. In the time it takes you to turn around and unload your pack, you’ll have clean, fresh water waiting. These systems are available in a single and dual bag setup. (SP161, SP162)
We hope teams make use of Sawyer’s products to change villages, shanties, and communities around the world.