Field Mag: A Backpacker's Guide to the Little Five & Big Five Lakes Loop
To celebrate my partner's recent return to the Bay Area after a year in Philadelphia on assignment, we wasted no time before heading into the backcountry. She arrived home at midnight, and by 4am we were up and on the road, hoping to reach Sequoia National Park before sun-up.
At the Timber Pass trailhead we met two other couples and began our four day hike up through Blackrock Pass, down to The Little Five Lakes and up through Sawtooth Pass. I really can’t imagine a better way to get back into the swing of things in California after a year out east.
Check out the full article by Rob Schanz on Field Mag's website here.
May 8, 2022
Outdoor Life: Do You Really Need a Water Filter for Backpacking and Mountain Hunting?
Sawyer Permethrin Premium Insect Repellent is used on clothing, not skin, and it provides long-lasting protection against ticks.
One of the most popular, and readily available, means of tick prevention these days is the use of permethrin. Sawyer Permethrin Fabric Treatment is easy to find at most any sporting goods store and applies quick and easy to your clothing, boots, gear, etc.
While not technically a filtered water bottle, Sawyer Products’ water filtration system can transform anything into a safe, clean drinking vessel. Simply fill up the included reusable pouch at any water source, screw the pouch onto the filter, and either drink directly from the filter or squeeze the now-filtered water into another vessel (like a water bottle or pot for cooking).