30 AWARD-WINNING OUTDOOR ENTERTAINING PRODUCTS FOR ENJOYING YOUR BACKYARD ALL SUMMER LONG
If mosquitos always seem to find you outdoors, no matter how many layers or sprays you have on, grab this DEET-free insect repellent lotion, stat.
This lotion contains picaridin, a synthetic compound found in many insect repellent products that is safe for humans to apply topically (though it’s been found to be toxic to fish, so you won’t want to go swimming with this on).
It’s touted as being a camping must-have by reviewers, leaving behind virtually no grease or odor, but repelling biting bugs very effectively.
See the full list from Melanie Yates and Danielle St. Pierre on Best Product's website here.
May 5, 2022
Outdoor Life: Do You Really Need a Water Filter for Backpacking and Mountain Hunting?
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!
Built for backcountry reliability and portability, the Sawyer Squeeze filter is our pick for the best portable water purifier.
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).