Hikers on remote island with no safe drinking water

Jonathan Goldin spends his days building his tiny house, hiking daily, testing outdoor gear, and is a handyman. He quietly plans his next adventure. He explains to Backpackers.com his adventure on a remote Hawaiian island of Kauai. A rugged hike through lush jungle lead them to a water source that was not safe for drinking. Jonathan explains how the  Sawyer MINI Water Filtration System literally saved his and his fellow hikers lives as they now could confidently filter and drink the only water available for miles in this remote destination.

Read about his review here.

We are faced with the reality of not having access to clean water when we need it. When at home we can purify our water but what if we are out of our home? We want to make sure we have the equipment to make it possible to purify our water when we are at work, shopping, hiking or camping.

Nourishing Nosh is pleased to stock the ever popular  Sawyer MINI Water Filtration System . You can buy it here.

Sawyer water filters use Hollow Fibre Membranes, a technology developed for kidney dialysis. Sawyer’s proprietary water filters are comprised of tiny “U” shaped micro-tubes that allow water to enter through minuscule micro-pores. Contaminates get trapped in the tubes while the decontaminated water passes freely through. The high number of those tiny tubes and their significant surface area allow the filter to have one of the fastest flow rates available in the world.

Each Sawyer filter is certified for ABSOLUTE microns; that means there is no pore size larger than 0.1 micron in size. This makes it impossible for harmful bacteria, protozoa, or cysts like E. coli, Giardia, Vibrio cholerae and Salmonella typhi (which cause Cholera and Typhoid) to pass through the Sawyer PointONE™ biological filter. At 7 log (99.99999%) the filter attains the highest level of filtration available today, exceeding EPA standards.

All Sawyer Hollow Fiber Membrane filters are small, portable, easy-to-use, reliable, inexpensive, and can last a lifetime without needing to be replaced.

Sawyer MINI Water Filtration System

Our most popular filter just got smaller and lighter. The Sawyer MINI Water Filter is rated to 0.1 micron absolute, weighs only 2 ounces (60 grams), and filters up to 100,000 gallons (300 000 litres)!  

The MINI can be attached to the included collapsible drinking pouch, inline on a hydration pack, on a standard soda or water bottle, or simply use the included drinking straw to drink directly from the water source.  How is that for versatility? Like all Sawyer filters, a proper backwashing can restore up to 98.5% of the filter’s flow rate. That means no expensive cartridges to replace, ever.


Ideal for outdoor recreation, hiking, camping, scouting, domestic and international travel and emergency preparedness

The MINI removes 99.99999% of all bacteria, such as salmonella, cholera, leptospirosis, and E.coli; removes 99.9999% of all protozoa, such as giardia and cryptosporidium

High performance filter fits in the palm of your hand, weighs 2 ounces (60g) and filters up to 100,000 gallons (300 000 litres, 30 times more than comparable filters)

Attaches to included drinking pouch, standard disposable bottles (28 mm thread), hydration packs, or use the straw to drink directly from your water source

Exceeds EPA standards

Kit Includes:

1 – Sawyer MINI Water Filter with Tip Cap

2 – Reusable Squeeze Pouches

1 – Drinking Straw

1 – Cleaning Plunger (Syringe)


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