The best safety gear, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on May 28, 2021. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.
- TheTentLab Deuce of Spades #2
- Sawyer Permethrin Insect Repellent Treatment for Clothing, Gear, and Tents
- Coghlan's Backpackers Trowel
- Repel Permanone
- Space All-Weather Blanket
- Ursack Major
- Doan Magnesium Fire Starting Tool
- UCO Stormproof Matches
May 7, 2022
Outdoor Life: Do You Really Need a Water Filter for Backpacking and Mountain Hunting?
My only complaint is that eventually, backflushing won’t be enough. These can clog up after some time and no amount of back flushing will fix its low flow. I went through 2 on the AT. However, it will attach to Smart Water Bottles and most bladders!
Built for backcountry reliability and portability, the Sawyer Squeeze filter is our pick for the best portable water purifier.
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).