40 Outdoor Essentials and Camping Gadgets to Make the Most of Any Adventure
The Men's Health Outdoor Awards 2020 highlights the best gear of the year for camping, hiking, and more.
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BEST WATER FILTER SYSTEM
Sawyer Products SP129 Squeeze Filter 1 Liter Bag
WALMART.COM -- $29.97Another truly amazing feat in outdoors engineering comes in the form of water filtration. Where you once may have needed something big and bulky, Sawyer’s Squeeze Water Filtration system is as seamless as drinking from a water bottle. The filter clears water of bacteria, microplastics, and any grainy sediment. You can drink right from the filter or squeeze it into your favorite water bottle.
A 20% DEET Premium Controlled-Release Lotion will work well against mosquitoes, but Dr. Zimring says he prefers the 20% Picaridin lotion since it also protects against ticks, gnats, chiggers, and flies. (In both instances, he recommends Sawyer brand.)
Part of spending time outside means battling ticks, mosquitoes, and other biting insects. For this, Nelson swears by permethrin.
And out of the products we tested, Dr. Zeichner highly recommends Sawyer Products 20% Picaridin Insect Repellent.