• 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 […]

  • Different Types of Sunscreen Bases

    October 11, 2013

    Bonding, film or wax The base or lotion in which the absorbers or blockers are suspended is very important because it will ultimately determine how well the sun block works. A “bonding” base works best because it enables the absorbers to cling to the skin. Imagine your skin as a series of ridges and valleys. […]

  • Stephen Fortner/Disaster Aid Canada

    October 3, 2013

    “ With the help of Disaster Aid Canada we were able to bring in 12 of your Point Zero Two Systems. We brought the kits from Victoria with us along with other aid into Dalla Township in Burma. We bought the buckets in the plastic market in Yangon and hired porters to take them to […]