"An adaptable, lightweight, and compact water filter, the Sawyer Mini is a useful personal water treatment system that is very inexpensive. It can be used as a straw or inline in a water reservoir, making it more useful than other straw-style filters. Weighing only 1.4 ounces and costing around $25, this filter easily takes our Best Buy award."
Chris McNamara, Founder, OutdoorGearLab.com
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).
Sawyer Permethrin Premium Insect Repellent is used on clothing, not skin, and it provides long-lasting protection against ticks.