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  • Sawyer Filter Named Backpacker Magazine’s Editor’s Choice

    November 23, 2013

    We think it’s completely worth it just to make really cool products, but it’s even cooler to be recognized for it. The Sawyer Squeeze Filter was awarded the coveted Editor’s Choice Award by Backpacker Magazine in the April 2012 Gear Guide. Thanks, Backpacker! Check out the full story here. Check out how the Sawyer Squeeze Filter […]

  • First-Aid Kits: Pre-assembled vs. Do-It-Yourself

    November 23, 2013

    Some people like to create their own first-aid kits because they feel is will save them money or that they can piece together a more customized pack. However, a study completed by the NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute, shows it’s quite a bit more economical to purchase a preassembled kit and refill it as you deplete […]

  • The Importance of First Aid Kits

    November 18, 2013

    A good first aid kit is one of the Ten Essentials of backcountry travel and sometimes it can be difficult to decide what it is that you will need and how you will want to be prepared for outdoor injury. Most outdoor enthusiasts choose our pre-assembled first-aid kits because they are convenient. It’s also a […]

  • Sawyer Sunscreen Recommendations

    November 11, 2013

    The higher SPF formulas (above SPF30) will hold in your body heat which can be helpful in cold weather, but please be careful in warmer weather to make sure you can adequate cool yourself. Intense sun conditions include: Low latitudes (near the equator) Higher altitudes Peak sun season: May, June and July in the Northern […]

  • Sunscreen News

    November 6, 2013

    Things we have learned about sun blocks since introducing the SPF nomenclature in the 1970′s: When sunscreens were first introduced in the 1970′s, the “Sun Protection Factor” (SPF) was a great step forward in helping people understand how to get better protection. Since then, the industry has made great improvements both in the chemical formulations […]

  • International Childcare Ministries- Kenya

    November 3, 2013

    “I am glad to report of the water filter distribution that we carried out late last month in Mautuma School. Most of the people here get their water from wells, while there are some who also go to fetch water from the river for domestic use. We were here to distribute water filters to some 209 […]

  • Different Types of Sunscreen Formulas & How They Work in the Skin

    November 2, 2013

    To prevent sun rays from penetrating the skin, sunscreens use either a Chemical Absorber by converting it to heat, or a Physical Blocker to reflect the rays. Chemical Absorbers Chemical Absorbers generally include names such as salicalate, cinnimate, or benzophenone. There are several variations within those chemical families and a formula will often include two […]

  • Sawyer MINI Filter Review

    October 23, 2013

    “The Sawyer MINI is amazingly light and fast. It filters much faster than I expected. Roll the bottom of the squeeze bag gently like a toothpaste tube and clean water flows quickly into a bottle or a drinking bag. It even improved the taste of ‘safe’ water that was clear but had an aftertaste when […]

  • Our Newest Product

    October 23, 2013

    Sawyer MINI water filter — the lightest, smallest 100,000 gallons of water you’ll ever carry. The Sawyer MINI is ideal for outdoor recreation, hiking, camping, scouting, domestic and international travel, and emergency preparedness. This high performance MINI filter fits in the palm of your hand, weighs 2 ounces, and filters up to 100,000 gallons (30 […]

  • First Aid Kit Size: How do I choose?

    October 11, 2013

    Below are some things to consider when choosing your kit size: Group size. We estimate the number of people a kit is expected to accommodate. Your results, of course, may vary based on trip duration, and frequency of injury. Trip duration. Same thing; consider how long you’ll be away, and find a Sawyer kit that […]