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A gift guide made for the great outdoors

Our rugged crew at the Albany Democrat-Herald and Corvallis Gazette-Times have created a holiday gift guide for outdoors enthusiasts.

These are some of the items we swear by and take or wear on almost every hiking or backpacking trip — and even on car-camping jaunts in certain instances.

As a bonus to you, cost-conscious shopper, these products won’t break the bank, and a few are perfect stocking stuffers for the wild ones in your family.

See the full gift guide by Kyle Odegard on the Gazette Times' website here.

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May 7, 2022

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My only complaint is that eventually, backflushing won’t be enough. These can clog up after some time and no amount of back flushing will fix its low flow. I went through 2 on the AT. However, it will attach to Smart Water Bottles and most bladders!

Anna Hamrick

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Built for backcountry reliability and portability, the Sawyer Squeeze filter is our pick for the best portable water purifier.

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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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