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Cheap Backpacking Gear that will Actually Survive the Camping Season

Perhaps no one knows the importance of balancing durability with weight better than backpackers. When you carry every piece of gear you need on your back, every ounce (and every use) matters. The appeal of cheap backpacking gear may be its price point, but its durability can often be disappointing; having a piece of gear break on you halfway through a trip not only leaves you at a loss but forces you to still lug the now broken object for the rest of your trip. If you know where to look, however, backpacking gear items can be cheap and also stick with you through hundreds of uses.

Read the full article by Margaret Fisher on The Dyrt's website here.

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October 9, 2023

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Effective against a wide range of insects: Sawyer Permethrin is known to be effective against mosquitoes, ticks, chiggers, mites, and more than 55 other kinds of insects.

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Sawyer Products SP5432 Picaridin insect repellent spray is also very small and compact. You can easily take this insect repellent anywhere you want. This makes it an ideal option for any traveler and adventurer who wants to have a safe journey.

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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.

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