The Best Hiking Gear for 2019
Hiking is great exercise and a fun way to see amazing scenery. You can enjoy it close to home in National Parks or in dream destinations like Patagonia and the Canadian Rockies. But one of my favorite things about hiking compared to many other active outdoor pursuits is its simplicity—you don’t need a lot of hardware, and it doesn’t require anything you need a car roof rack to carry. But to make your hiking as comfortable and safe as it can be, you still do need some essential gear, and these are the kinds of things you will want to carry.
See the full article by Allison Olmsted on Forbes' website here.
May 8, 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).