Sawyer Stay Put Sunscreen ($10)
I’ve found this sunscreen to be unrivaled when it comes to holding up to sweat and sunshine. The 30 SPF provides the perfect amount of protection and isn’t as sticky as other sunscreens I’ve used.
Sawyer Picaridin Insect Repellent ($9)
Recent studies have shown that DEET-based repellents can break down your gear. Picaridin, a natural compound that works to repel bugs, won’t. I like this this lotion because it goes on easy and I don’t have to fuss with an aerosol can.
Read the full article by Emily Reed here.
May 3, 2022
Outdoor Life: Do You Really Need a Water Filter for Backpacking and Mountain Hunting?
Of all the creepy crawlers, ticks keep me on high alert. They can be very tiny in the nymph stage and difficult to see. They love to hang out in tall grasses along the trail and hitch a ride on hikers passing by. I plan on treating most of my clothes and gear with Sawyer Permethrin.
Ultra-compact and lightweight
I would often just drink directly from the sawyer squeeze if I was feeling lazy- which by the way works wonderfully.