The Best Backpacking Water Filters of 2020
For 10 years, we've bought and rigorously tested 65+ of the best backpacking water filters. Our 2020 review compares 24 of the top products available. Our team of parched backcountry testers put these devices and treatments through a battery of side by side tests and comparisons across in the field and in our "lab." To push them to their limits, we used them on the worst waters we could find, including contaminated waterways and stagnant pools. We filtered hundreds of gallons of water to bring you our best recommendations for the right filtration or purification system to keep you happy and healthy on your adventures.
See the full review by Amber King and Jessica Haist on Gear Lab's website here.
May 7, 2022
Outdoor Life: Do You Really Need a Water Filter for Backpacking and Mountain Hunting?
Depending on where you travel, you may want to pack bug spray, too. In places like Florida and North Carolina, summers get buggy, and you’ll be happy to have packed a spray on nights when you want to sit on the porch or dine outdoors.
As a veteran of the Iraq War, I found myself struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder from which greatly impacted my mental health. In 2016, I came across the film “Wild,” an adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s memoir about healing by hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT).
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