HydroBlu Water Filtration Products

Having clean, filtered water while on a backpacking trip can sometimes be tricky. Of course you would never want to haul gallons of water with you. Why take on more weight when you are already carrying a sleeping bag, pad, clothes, food, lights, etc.? Depending on the extent of the hike or the number of participants, there just so happens to be a great company with some amazing products to fit your needs.


The HydroBlu Jerry Can

For our most recent hike down into the Grand Canyon we needed lots of water for all 6 of us. That is a lot of water for each of us to drink and use to boil for food and also coffee. With this in mind, we knew we needed a Jerry can to hold a few gallons for each day. And luckily for us, we found the perfect one. The HydroBlu Pressurized Jerry Can with Water Filter and Virus package did all we wanted and more. The Jerry Can holds up to 4 gallons of water. With the Virus filter attached, you can ensure that just about any water you come across will be safe to drink. The HydroBlu Jerry Can comes equipped with a 0.1 and 0.02 Micron hollow fiber membrane. The filter removes 99.999% of all bacteria, such as E.coli, salmonella, and cholera. It also removes 99.999% of all protozoan cysts, including giardia, cryptosporidium and other protozoa, and also removes 99.999% of all viruses. The filter life works for up to 10,000 gallons. Who knew a single filter could do that?! We felt safe knowing our water was filtered and clean, even if the water was coming from a spring. And since the Jerry can is pressurized it makes filling a bottle or a JetBoil EASY!! With only a few pumps of the can, you can essentially have a flow rate of 1 gallon in 3 minutes. That`’s enough flow to take a shower if you wanted or wash your feet off before entering the tent or better yet, bathing the dog before he/she enters the tent. The Jerry Can is a must for big groups or extended stays in the outdoors, if you have space to carry the can of course.


If you aren’t so sure about lugging around a 4 gallon can there are 2 other products from HydroBlu that are useful for your next trip.

The Versa Flow w/ 3L Reservoir

This nifty little gem is small enough to be in your pocket or the smallest zipper pouch in you backpack. But, since its so useful, you won’t have it in your pocket or backpack for long. With the ability to screw onto a plastic water bottle, attach to a hydration bladder pack, used inline for a gravity feed, or as a straw allowing you to drink directly from the water source, you can see just how useful it is. The filter inside the Versa Flow is the same hollow fiber membrane used in the Jerry Can, being able to remove 99.999% of all bacteria and Protozoan cysts, Giardia, Cryptosporidium, E. Coli, Salmonella and more. The Versa Flow filter will last for up to 100,000 gallons.

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The Clear Flow Water Bottle w/ Filter


We used this Water Bottle the whole trip and still use it at home. This BPA free bottle can hold 24oz and can filter up to 1,500 liters/400 gallons. The filter removes the same amount of bacteria as the Versa Flow does. A neat feature about the Clear Flow is that if you are not our hiking or backpacking and know you can get clean water, the filter can easily be removed and an ordinary straw from a normal water bottle can be added. Doubling the use of this bottle- so now its not just your adventuring bottle. Its your everyday bottle!

As you can see, the products at HydroBlu are very useful and they have a product for just about any circumstance.

You can check out all that HydroBlu has to offer here and learn about all of their water projects and how they give back to countries all over the world.

HydroBlu Jerry Can

HydroBlu Versa Flow w/ Hydration Bladder

HydroBlu Clear Flow Water Bottle w/ Filter

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Jackery Explorer 160 | Lithium-Powered Portable Power Station

Jackery Explorer 160 | Lithium-Powered Portable Power Station

Have you ever wished that you could go on a backpacking trip and bring your phone, drone, camera, and any other electronics- but wondered how you could easily charge them all?? Well, with the Jackery Explorer 160 now you can! We are so excited about this new piece of technology. Not only is it small enough to bring along with you, but its also lightweight- weighing just under 4 lbs. Hook it to your backpack with a carabiner and off you go. It’s also great to take to on a camping/fishing/hunting trip. The options are endless.

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The Explorer 160 is the smallest of all portable power stations that Jackery has to offer. As I stated earlier, the Explorer weighs in just under 4 lbs at 3.84 lbs. The 160 power supply offers a battery capacity of 167 Wh 46,400 mAh and comes equipped with:

• One USB-C port (5V 3A)

• Two USB-A ports (5V 2.4A)

• One DC 6mm port (12V / 7A)

• One AC inverter (110V 50Hz 100W 150W max)

There are 3 ways to charge the Explorer 160- a wall socket(receptacle), 12v car socket, or solar panel. A full charge takes 5 hours by car or wall receptacle, and 8-10 hours by solar depending on weather.

Another great feature on the 160 is the built-in LED flashlight on its side with SOS mode.

The Explorer also has a LCD screen with charge/discharge and battery life status along with a switch with indicator light for on/off output port charging.

Backed with a 24 month warranty and 24/7 Customer service also.

The Explorer 160 is definitely worth looking into. Jackery brand portable power stations are very built and will last. They were even chosen to partner with Honda to make Honda Officially Licensed lithium-powered portable power chargers. I can’t see why this portable power station wouldn’t work for you on your next trip. Check them out!

MOMENT LENSES | iPhone Photography

So while I love my Nikon camera and use it to take pictures of my family, it’s not easily accessible nor is it easy to carry around. We love to go on hikes and by the time we have two kids strapped to us, accessories for the hike, and Luna on a leash our hands, backs, backpacks are full. Thats why I love taking pictures with my iPhone. The quality is great. I always have it close by, and its easy to transport. I bought my first fisheye lens iPhone accessory off Amazon and was not impressed with the quality, but I loved the idea of taking my iPhone pictures to the next level.

I don’t remember how I stumbled across Moment, but i’m sure it was on IG. When I saw the quality of their lens I knew I had to try it. The first lens I ordered was their super fish lens and wow, it did not disappoint.

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Pinnacle Mountain, Little Rock, AR shot with Moments Super Fish Lens

Since then I have added a few more lenses to my collection and wanted to show you a comparison of the different Moment lenses. They are available for phones other than iPhones also. It’s a great way to step up your picture game! With all Moment lenses you have to attach it to their specific phone case!

Here is Moments Macro Lens. When I first ordered this lens I questioned myself if I would actually use it enough, considering you have to get VERY close to your subject. But Zach & I have had SO much fun with this lens! It really lets you see things you wouldn’t see unless you look REALLY close. If you get this lens, I recommend taking a close-up picture of your eye! Seeing the iris of your eye up close is stunning!

We took these pictures using our Moment Macro Lens. Click here to shop at Moment and receive 10% off! -> CLICK

Next I’m going to show you the difference in my normal iPhone X with no lens, then with Moment’s Wide Angle, & Moment’s Superfish lens.

I stood in the exact same spot with my phone and Zach changed out the lenses so I didn’t have to change the position of my phone. From left to right iPhone X no lens, Wide Lens, Superfish Lens. It’s really crazy how adding different lenses transforms your pictures!

The Superfish lens gives you the look of a GoPro without carrying an extra camera around. It also works on videos (see most of our videos on our YouTube channel to experience the visual quality). Not every picture or video is needed/wanted in Superfish because of its ability to show a “panoramic” view, hence why we also acquired the Wide lens. Its a great, quality lens that helps to not show ALL of the surroundings while allowing you to be far from your subject.

As you can see, having these lenses in your repertoire is quite useful. We hate when we leave home without them!

Try them for yourself here!

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Stay tuned, i’m going to be adding a video to our YouTube channel about these lenses!

XO The Cashio’s

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