So, I got bored this weekend and needed something to work on. I had been looking at the Sawyer squeeze filtration system. Considering the price tag of nearly $60, I talked myself out of buying one. I kept thinking about it and realized I had enough stuff around the house to make my own; in fact, I think I can make it lighter.
Here is the stat I have to beat:
filter: 3.2 oz (used filter/already saturated)
Water is of the utmost importance on the trail. Over the years I’ve come up with a system that works very well for me and is very light weight. Water availability will generally dictate the amount of water you want to carry on the trail, but as a general rule, a 3 liter bladder or 3 liters of total storage should suffice. I use a 2L bladder and a 1L platy-bottle.
We all can agree that ounces add up and eventually become pounds. Here is an easy way to to save some ounces, and potentially some money by switching to a simple Aquafina bottle.
Although lighter, the typical soda bottle can be awkward and occupy unnecessary space if not being used. BackpackersResource recommends: The Platybottle found in our hydration section.