Sawyer recently released their new Micro Water Filter and we’re pretty excited about it. In a nutshell, the Micro is more compact, lighter, and more affordable than their very popular Squeeze filter. And unlike the Sawyer Mini - which was smaller and lighter but had a slower flow rate - the Micro has roughly the same flow as the original Squeeze. After several months of field testing on the trail, the Micro is our new go-to Sawyer filter and we think it’s among the best backpacking water filters on the market, hands down.
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May 7, 2022
Outdoor Life: Do You Really Need a Water Filter for Backpacking and Mountain Hunting?
Depending on where you travel, you may want to pack bug spray, too. In places like Florida and North Carolina, summers get buggy, and you’ll be happy to have packed a spray on nights when you want to sit on the porch or dine outdoors.
As a veteran of the Iraq War, I found myself struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder from which greatly impacted my mental health. In 2016, I came across the film “Wild,” an adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s memoir about healing by hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT).
Sawyer Permethrin Premium Insect Repellent is used on clothing, not skin, and it provides long-lasting protection against ticks.