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John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
Re: Dehydrated Water on 03/07/2013 06:55:34 MST Print View

Thanks to David S. back in 2008.

Dehydrated water in that heavy can! ;-)

Bulky and "heavy" canned product. ;-)

Party On,

Newton

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
New product that radically shifts how backpackers approach field hydration on 03/07/2013 07:04:36 MST Print View

Seriuosly though. It's going to some kind of filter. Maybe they added a carbon filter. Maybe a smaller better flowing filter for inline use. Hope it's not something stupid like a "groundshattering" bag redesign.

diego dean
(cfionthefly) - M
my bet on 03/07/2013 08:16:22 MST Print View

Im betting something that can be used in freezing conditions.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Revolutionary New Hydration Product on 03/07/2013 08:47:16 MST Print View

Max, the only way to disrupt a humour thread is to replace it with a cynicism thread

On the web site they say it has a total field weight of 3 ounces. It looks much like the regular Squeeze (which is great by the way - I'm a big fan). The regular Squeeze weighs 3 ounces. It has the same backflusher as regular Squeeze.

I think that the only difference in this new product is that it has 12, 16, and 32 ounce bags. The original product has 16, 32, and 64 ounce bags.

Another thing, it looks like these are the old bags that people complain about breaking and not the new bags that are supposed to be stronger.

So, my cynical idea is that they're just trying to unload their inventory of old, weak bags.

By the way, I've been using the 64 ounce bags successfully on a number of trips. Maybe you just have to baby them - gently squeeze, don't swing them around holding on to threaded piece when full of water,....

I just wish they'de test them to see if freezing damages them rather than lamely saying they don't know so you better throw it away if you think it might have frozen : )

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: New product that radically shifts how backpackers approach field hydration on 03/07/2013 09:55:16 MST Print View

"Hope it's not something stupid like a "groundshattering" bag redesign."

That's it! Instead of the Sawyer Squeeze, it'll be called the Sawyer Main Squeeze! Anatomically correct filter bags that you'll want to sleep with too! Keeps your water warm and your heart beating on those cold winter nights!

Mary D
(hikinggranny) - MLife

Locale: Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
New product that radically shifts how backpackers approach field hydration on 03/07/2013 11:08:03 MST Print View

I really appreciate this thread, which has made me almost fall off my chair laughing (at a not very happy time for me).

Seriously, I just looked at the Sawyer website and strongly suspect it's the same Sawyer Squeeze video as last year. Nothing looks different.

In the meantime, though, the speculation here has been hilarious! Why stop now?

eric chan
(bearbreeder) - F - M
marketing on 03/07/2013 11:14:12 MST Print View

remember now that every new shiny product is supposed to change the world ...

without the hype why else would we buy it?

because its functionally and substantially better ???? ..... nah ...

=P

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: marketing on 03/07/2013 11:21:02 MST Print View

we have to buy mores Squeezes to stimulate the economy?

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: marketing on 03/07/2013 11:24:12 MST Print View

It's a new SUL version of the Squeeze, called the Pinch.

Steven Paris
(saparisor) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
marketing on 03/07/2013 11:32:09 MST Print View

Eric, If you don't shut up, I'm going to drive my Segway across the country for a brawl!

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Earth Not Shattered - Still Intact on 03/07/2013 12:45:24 MST Print View

Watching the video (link from John Donewar above) -- my Aquamira Frontier Pro is just as versatile -- and it is also significantly lighter and more compact! And unlike Sawyer's -- mine has a carbon core that will improve water taste!

I prefer to act the scaredy cat when dealing with water out in the wilds. Optional, but I like to treat my water with 5 drops of chlorine first -- wait about 20 minutes or so -- then drink through the Frontier Pro.

Jon Fong
(jonfong) - F

Locale: FLAT CAT GEAR
Re: "New product that radically shifts how backpackers approach field hydration" on 03/07/2013 14:27:59 MST Print View

I'll bet that it is a multi-function product. It's a water filter combined with a thigh master! Two - Two - Two products in one! Filter your water and slim your thighs with one simple device! I am waiting with baited breath.

Gerry Brucia
(taedawood) - MLife

Locale: Louisiana, USA
Re: Re: Dehydrated Water on 03/07/2013 15:00:27 MST Print View

Duane and John,
Leave it to another Louisiana guy to have a picture of the real deal. How could I have missed Dehydrated Water all these years. If only Bernard would repackage it to make it more ultralight!
Thanks for a great laugh.
Gerry

Mike W
(skopeo) - F

Locale: British Columbia
New product that radically shifts how backpackers approach field hydration on 03/07/2013 15:17:42 MST Print View

Perhaps it's a dual use item... combination pee bottle and water purifier. Just don't mix up the caps!

David Thomas
(DavidinKenai) - MLife

Locale: North Woods. Far North.
SciFi on 03/07/2013 15:19:16 MST Print View

>"It's a water filter combined with a thigh master! Two - Two - Two products in one!"

Like Ken commented early on: The Stillsuits from Frank Herbert's "Dune" - sweat, urine and moisture from feces are all recovered and treated in a body-powered suit to allow survival on a desert planet.

How about a series of drinking water stations along popular trails - streams and rivers will be tapped 10 vertical feet above the trail crossing, run through a filter to a spigot for refilling water bottles? A hollow post (made of recycled plastic) can function as the drinking faucet and a several-gallon reservoir so you can fill quickly upon your arrival and it will trickle refill around the clock.

I actually kind of like the idea for some high-traffic areas. How much riparian-zone riverbank is trashed as parties spread out to find spots, each upstream of the other people, to filter their water?

Yeah, I know, it's a a Wilderness Area(TM), blah, blah, blah but I'm one of those who think if you have established campsites (by policy or by practice) bear boxes are a pretty darn good idea, even in a Wilderness Area. They (1) reduce impact on the area (by keeping wildlife diets more natural) and (2) they weigh 8 tons less than each of those trail switchbacks built up of granite boulders.

Edited to respond to Mike >combination pee bottle and water purifier. "Why is this drinking water so warm?!?"

For cavers, all water bottles are bidirectional. The contents are clear on the way in and yellow on the way out of the cave.

Edited by DavidinKenai on 03/07/2013 15:21:49 MST.

John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
Re: New product that radically shifts how backpackers approach field hydration on 03/07/2013 15:33:25 MST Print View

@ Mike W,

That is one recycling method that I can do without! %<{

@ Mary D,

Always good to hear from you. Happy this thread could make you smile.

@ Gerry,

Happy to be of service.

As far as the repackaging goes, open the can and pour the contents into a quart sized ZipLoc bag. Press the seal almost all the way closed and sqeeze out any air leaving only the dehydrated water inside of the ZipLoc. Finish sealing the bag and you are done. :-0

Party On,

Newton

Hikin' Jim
(hikin_jim) - MLife

Locale: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Re: New product that radically shifts how backpackers approach field hydration on 03/07/2013 16:59:31 MST Print View

Its a new filter that recycles urine.
I prefer to think of it as recycled beer.

HJ
Adventures In Stoving

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Re: New product that radically shifts how backpackers approach field hydration on 03/07/2013 17:17:41 MST Print View

"Its a new filter that recycles urine.

I prefer to think of it as recycled beer."

If you drink Bud/Miller/Coors, same thing.....

And E
(LunchANDYnner) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Adam Sandler on 03/07/2013 17:19:37 MST Print View

Everyone gets their own Water Boy Personal Hydration Assistant, trained by Happy Madison Productions in cooperation with Sawyer and certified by Adam Sandler himself.

USA Duane Hall
(hikerduane) - F

Locale: Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
Sawyer has come a long way on 03/07/2013 17:41:30 MST Print View

Seems Sawyer has come a long way from the cheap water filters from years back. I believe it was their cheapo water filters I used to see Scouts struggling to pump, then to have the filter blow off into the water. The new filter seems more versatile, longer life, more absolute filtering than Aquamira, no hoses from the brief checking I did. Does Aquamira mention any absolute values?
Duane