Dream Backpacking Gear List
We've taken the time to put all of our favorite backpacking gear in one place. This dream list has options for any type of trail treader. Whether you love to go fast with the lightest gear on the market or prefer a more leisurely adventure with lavish, comfortable gear, we've got options. We also consider the best value options to help you save money. The links below in the gear category go to the reviews of each product.
Read the full article by Chris McNamara and Amber King on Outdoor Gear Lab's website here.
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.