For long or more challenging trips, it is important to pack a larger selection of common items and even some additional items such as:
Additional bandages: Gauze pads, “ACE” bandages and butterfly bandages.
Additional drugs/lotions: Ointments for wound healing and relief of skin irritations
Additional tools: An arm Sling, SAM splint, a thermometer, some forceps, and/or an instant ice pack are some worthwhile suggestions.
May 9, 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.