How many of you carry huge bottles of water with you when you go fishing for tea, coffee or cooking?  Anthony has been fishing for nearly thirty years and plays around with bushcraft too, quite often ending up combining his two favourite hobbies.

Now you may wonder what bushcraft has got to do with fishing, especially in the U.K. where we have a strong practice of catch and release for our freshwater coarse species.  The answer is filtration!!

Whilst searching for a solution to carrying lots of heavy water Anthony started to look at water filters and found that there were several on the market that produced safe drinking water to the level that they are used in countries around the world where fresh water isn’t available.

The device that he ended up getting was a Sawyer SP128 Mini Filter System which weighed only 65 grams and fitted in the palm of his hand so easily packed away into his tackle box.  The kit includes a water filter, drinking straw, cleaning syringe and a 1.5 litre collapsable drinking pouch. The filter itself is guaranteed to filter 100,000 gallons of water and more importantly to remove 99.99999% of harmful bacteria due to its 0.1 micron hollow fibre membrane filter.

If you lose the pouch you can buy a replacement however the guys at Sawyer have designed the opening of the filter to screw onto most standard threaded bottles, you can also attach the straw and drink directly through the filter from the source.  Anthony Filled the pouch with water from one of his local streams and started filtering and drinking half a pint every day to see what would happen (disclaimer, do this at your own risk). After one week he was still fine with no side effects and the water tasted delicious.

You can use the pouch and filter to squeeze fresh filtered lake water straight into your kettle or saucepan and because you are going to boil it you are making it even safer still as boiling is also a form of filtration.  These can be a fantastic addition to any tackle box and make carrying huge bottles of water a thing of the past.

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Sawyer Products SP124 Mini Water Filtration System Gift Package, 4-Pack, Multi-Colour

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  • Ideal for outdoor recreation, hiking, camping, scouting, domestic and international travel and emergency preparedness
  • High performance filter fits in the palm of your hand; weighs just 2 ounces; 0.1 Micron absolute hollow fiber membrane inline filter
  • Attaches to the drinking pouch, a standard disposable water bottle, a hydration pack, or use the straw to drink directly from a water source
  • Removes 99.99999% of all bacteria, such as salmonella, cholera and E.coli; and 99.9999% of all protozoa, such as giardia and cryptosporidium
  • Filter rated up to 100,000 gallons; includes 16-ounce reusable squeeze pouch, 7-inch drinking straw, and cleaning plunger

SAWYER PRODUCTS Unisex's SP129 Point One Squeezable Single Pouch Water Filtration System-Blue, 32 oz

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  • Lightweight, easily portable PointONE 0.1 absolute micron hollow fiber membrane inline water filter
  • Highest level of filtration on market - removes greater than 99.9999% of all bacteria and 99.999% of all protozoa cysts
  • Built-in and removable push/pull cap; spray water into mouth or bottle from included pouch; attach to standard threaded water bottle
  • Comes with one 32-ounce, BPA-free collapsible pouch that rolls up tightly for easy packing; can be resued hundreds of times
  • Backed by manufacturer's lifetime limited warranty (Independent Testing Laboratory Hydreion, LLC.; Microbiological Report S05-03)

Emergency Survival Trauma Kit - MolleTactial First Aid Kit, Personal Water Filter Purifier Straw, Hurricane Disater Preparedness Equitment Tools But out Bag for Camping Hiking Adventure Fishing

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  • ➤【EMERGENCY SAFE WATER SET】- Mini water filter straw and foldable water bottle with 2 clips keep your life safe under emergency wilderness situation; water filter straw cleans up to 1000 L for safe drinking water (note:only for fresh water);
  • ➤【Professional & High-quality】We have hand-selected each high-quality item in this kit to specifically cover the widest range of possible scenarios. Expert knows that having access to the right tool at the right time can make a major difference in ensuring your safety and the safety of your loved ones.
  • ➤【Must Have for Everyone】 Perfect for Outdoor Enthusiasts, It's necessary when camping, hiking, hunting, biking, climbing, traveling, adventures, survival and in emergency situation. A must have for us. Also great for a gift.
  • ➤【VARIOUS TOP QUALITY PRACTICAL MEDIC SUPPLIES】 Alternative universal bandages to choose from according to different situations. We have hand-selected each high-quality item in this kit.
  • ➤【PLACE YOUR TRUST WITH TOUROAM】 Our customers are our priority, period. After much design, we truly believe in this survival kit. If you are not satisfied with your new medkit, get in touch with us and we will return your money to you. Happy Travels!

Sawyer Products Unisex's Dual Threaded MINI Water Filter, White, One size

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  • High-performance filter fits in the palm of your hand; 0.1 micron filter removes 99.99999% of all bacteria and 99.9999% of all protozoa and cysts, and 100% of microplastics
  • Comes with faucet adapter that provides high-volume clean, potable water from household and outdoor faucets; also attaches to included drinking pouch
  • Dual-threaded MINI allows you to screw the flip top cap onto the filter for easy on/off functionality and water flow control
  • Ideal for outdoor recreation, hiking, camping, scouting, domestic and international travel, boil alerts, and emergency preparedness
  • Filter rated up to 100,000 gallons; includes faucet adapter, 1-liter collapsible pouch, cleaning coupling, inline adapter, and syringe

Mini Survival Tin - Pocket-sized tin, loaded with an impressive amount of outdoor survival essentials. UK-made.

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  • A lightweight survival kit in a compact hinged tin that is easy to carry, and will go everywhere with you. Ideal kit for anyone involved in camping, hiking, bushcraft and other outdoor activities.
  • For its size, it packs in an impressive amount of kit, carefully chosen to be as versatile and effective as possible.
  • The kit helps you to start a fire, collect and purify water, build shelter, signal to rescuers or find your way to safety, deal with minor wounds and even go fishing!
  • Perfectly sized to be kept in a pocket or pouch, and supplied in a heavy-duty waterproof outer bag to keep the kit dry and secure.
  • Tin Size: 96mm x 62mm x 22mm. Weight: 100g. Made in the UK by Polymath Products.

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