From biodegradable body wipes to a $20 survival tent, the lightweight gear and gadgets to take on your next hiking trip
If you like the feeling of getting lost in nature when you go on a hike, the last thing you want is a heavy backpack weighing you down.
But as you're likely to be miles away from the nearest store, it's important to be prepared and have enough supplies to cover you in emergencies.
From food and hydration storage solutions to emergency shelters and first aid equipment, we've picked eight useful survival items that come in small packages. They'll make your expedition a lot more comfortable and they'll take up hardly any space in your backpack.
May 7, 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).