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?
Fresh drinking water is essential. This water filtration system ensures you will never run out as long as there is a nearby natural water source. It can filter out bacteria, protozoa and microplastics.
Faster and more efficient than pumping or waiting for chemical treatments, the Sawyer Squeeze System offers on-the-go hydration at a good flow. This product is long-lasting, affordable, reliable, cleanable, and very user-friendly.
But Sawyer was way ahead of me — 15 years ahead, to be precise. In 2008, the brand started its Clean Water for All initiative, which provides Sawyer filters to developing countries around the world. And the company spends 90% of its profits funding it.