Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide
Finding small things that provide real value is something we really appreciate, and we look for on a daily basis. These items are small but mighty, and they all collapse into a package small enough to fit into a stocking. Or better yet in your backpack on an adventure.
Sawyer Micro Squeeze
Enjoy clean and safe drinking water wherever you are with the Sawyer Micro Squeeze Water Filtration System. The Sawyer Micro Squeeze is only 2 ounces and removes 99.99999% of bacteria (salmonella, cholera and E. coli), 99.9999% of protozoa (cryptosporidium and giardia), and 100% of microplastics Attach the Micro Squeeze to the included drinking pouch or screw it onto standard disposable bottles The Sawyer Micro Squeeze is rated up to 100,000 gallons and it works everywhere. We really like that this works on a plastic water bottle and keeps you safe no matter where you are in the world. It costs less than $30.00.
Further explore this stocking-stuffer guide written by Kevin Paulson here.
May 9, 2022
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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).
Sawyer Permethrin Premium Insect Repellent is used on clothing, not skin, and it provides long-lasting protection against ticks.