Hydrated Hiking: Why YOU Need A Sawyer Water Filtration System On The Trail

This post is brought to you in sponsorship with Sawyer Products

Did you know that millions of people die of dehydration every year?

When you’re hiking or backpacking, you need ample water to stay hydrated and healthy. Running out of water can be extremely dangerous and in some cases, life-threatening.

Don’t let this be you.

You can stay safe on the trail by having access to plenty of clean drinking water.

So, how can you make sure you have enough water without carrying gallons of water on your back?

Your answer: a water filtration system.

Side note: In addition to your water filtration system, we recommend you always carry 2-4 liters of water depending on the length and difficulty of your trek.

According to our backpacking gear checklist, a water filtration system is absolutely necessary when you set out on a remote adventure.

When you have a way to properly purify water, you avoid dehydration and a potentially fatal situation.

Are you missing this backpacking essential?

Whether you’re trekking through the Andes or going off-grid near your hometown, don’t leave home without a reliable water filtration system.

You never know when you’ll run out of water or run into an emergency while on the trail, so don’t risk being unprepared.

You’ll never run out of water with Sawyer’s new Micro Squeeze water filter.

This compact filtration device can clean up to 100,000 gallons of water. Plus, it removes 99.99999% of bacteria from any water source.

What's that mean for you?

Unlimited safe drinking water, no matter where you are.

But wait. There’s more…

Your new Sawyer Micro Squeeze Water Filtration System can fit in the palm of your hand. And it’s lightweight too. This practical filter only weighs two ounces.

This new product is Sawyer’s smallest and fastest flowing filter yet.

Plus, it’s reusable so you can keep benefitting from it long after your first use.

See for yourself why 52 Hike Challenge Co-Founder Karla Amador loves this new product:

A few weeks ago I went backpacking with friends and my son. On our second day we had a pretty long day of hiking with heavy packs. About 5 miles in we began ascending a pass. Around the top of the pass we came to a refreshing water source. We decided to take a break and for some reason I had a hunch that we should all refill our water there. We pulled out our Sawyer Products Squeeze and S1 filter, which includes the Micro squeeze filter, and refilled our water bottles. The cold water tasted so good after hiking in the sun for so long. My son filled his S1 filter and put it back in his pack. Once up the pass, our group split, a few of us headed up to a local peak. The rest of the group decided to head down to camp. After we climbed our peak, we started on our way to camp. We knew there was a water source on the way there and were looking forward to more cold water. We hiked and hiked, but no such source came to sight. We finally found it, but it was bone dry. We were starting to run out of water and still had about 1.5 miles to camp. We were thirsty, tired, and hot! We all had almost no water left by the time we reached camp. I don't know why we opted to refill water when we did, but boy was I glad we did. I always say follow your gut when you're out on the trails. I think my hunch saved us all from thirst that day."

For only $28.99, you can rest assured you, your family and your pets are well hydrated while out in the wilderness.

That’s a small price to pay for safety and peace of mind.


Already own other Sawyer water filter products? The Micro Squeeze is completely compatible with your other squeeze filter accessories.


  • @Master Hiker, Although the risk does go down when the water is flowing, we always recommend using a water filter to err on the side of safety.

    52 Hike Challenge
  • You don’t need a water filter when getting water from a flowing stream.

    Master Hiker

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