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In Case You Catch A Case Of Reese Witherspoon This Season, Here Are 5 Must-Have Items For The Trail

"Did you see Reese Witherspoon’s Wild? If you did, you probably have a case of hiking Wanderlust. If you didn’t, don’t bother — the real thing is way better.

To help you live out your dreams of paving — well, really walking — your own path, we asked Jennifer Pharr Davis, a hiker, speaker, entrepreneur and author who has explored trails in all 50 states and set the endurance record on the 2,185-mile Appalachian Trail to recommend the 5 must-have items to take with you on your outdoors-y adventures."

Read Erin Kelly's full article on blistree.com to see the list of recommended products which we are proud to be featured on.

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May 7, 2022

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Jennifer Pharr Davis

Hiker, Speaker, Author

Jennifer Pharr Davis is an internationally recognized adventurer, speaker, author, and entrepreneur who has hiked more than 14,000 miles of trails on six different continents.

In 2011 she set the overall fastest known time on the Appalachian Trail by finishing the 2,185-mile foot path in 46 days (an average of 47 miles a day). And she hasn't slowed down since.

Jennifer has backpacked 700 miles pregnant, walked across North Carolina while nursing her newborn son, and hiked in all 50 states with her two-year-old daughter.

She is a member of the President’s Council of Sports, Fitness and Nutrition, was featured in the 2020 IMAX film Into America’s Wild, and served on the board of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.

Jennifer is truly a force of nature. But what excites her most is introducing people to the life-changing opportunities that nature provides.

MEDIA MENTIONS

While DEET products may be more familiar by name and their chemical smell, sprays with 20 percent picaridin, like Sawyer Products, offer comparable protection without the harsh odor and oily feeling on your skin.

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MEDIA MENTIONS

The Sawyer Squeeze was (by far) the most common Pacific Crest Trail water filter this year – for the fifth year in a row. It’s a $39, 3 oz / 85 g hollow fiber filter that rids your drinking water of protozoa and bacteria (and floaties). It can be used with Sawyer bags (included with the filter) or with compatible water bottles (Smartwater is the bottle of choice for many hikers).

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MEDIA MENTIONS

SAWYER MINI WATER FILTER, $22 This has been my water filter of choice for years now. The bags can be iffy — I have had a few break – so carry a couple. However, the filter itself is reliable, light and inexpensive. -Logan

Bikepacking Team