January 2023

PREAUX TIPS: Be Like Water


Let's talk about water filtration. At all overnight locations you have the opportunity to fill your 4–32-ounce water bottles before and after your day. In some cases, drinking water is brought to your location by staff, in others its already filtered for you or provided through modern plumbing. However, we do require that your crew bring at least one Sawyer Squeeze water filter to ensure that, in an emergency, you and your crew mates can stay hydrated. Sawyer is a product that has been with Swamp Base from the start. We have trusted their “Squeeze” when drinking water is otherwise unavailable.

The Sawyer squeeze can easily be purchased on Amazon, REI, or other outdoor retailers for around $30.

From Sawyer's website: “The Squeeze Filter removes 99.99999% of bacteria such as salmonella, cholera, leptospirosis, and e. Coli, and removes 99. 9999% of protozoa such as giardia and cryptosporidium (independent testing laboratory Hydration, LLC.; microbiological report S05-03). The Squeeze Filter also filters out 100% of microplastics.” 

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