Holiday Gift Guide 2020 - Camp & Hike
A few suggestions for your next camping trip, whether you're hitting the backcountry or car camping on a road trip. These products will go great while you're hanging out at a campfire.
Sawyer Permethrin Insect Repellent
Keep you and your gear (and your pup!) free from unwanted pests while hiking and camping. This odorless repellent is good to spray on clothes, tents, sleeping bags and lasts for up to 6 weeks.
Continue reading about other holiday gift suggestions for your next camping trip here.
May 6, 2022
Outdoor Life: Do You Really Need a Water Filter for Backpacking and Mountain Hunting?
While DEET products may be more familiar by name and their chemical smell, sprays with 20 percent picaridin, like Sawyer Products, offer comparable protection without the harsh odor and oily feeling on your skin.
The Sawyer Squeeze was (by far) the most common Pacific Crest Trail water filter this year – for the fifth year in a row. It’s a $39, 3 oz / 85 g hollow fiber filter that rids your drinking water of protozoa and bacteria (and floaties). It can be used with Sawyer bags (included with the filter) or with compatible water bottles (Smartwater is the bottle of choice for many hikers).
SAWYER MINI WATER FILTER, $22 This has been my water filter of choice for years now. The bags can be iffy — I have had a few break – so carry a couple. However, the filter itself is reliable, light and inexpensive. -Logan