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A look inside our annual adventure gift guide

There’s nothing better than getting outdoors.

But, as second choices go, getting to unwrap a new toy that you’ll use outside later isn’t all that bad.

So, here’s a chance to treat yourself or be a hero to someone else. We take a look at some new tools sure to be a hit in our annual adventure gift guide.

See the full list by Bob Frye on TribLIVE's website here.


May 7, 2022

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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!

Anna Hamrick


Built for backcountry reliability and portability, the Sawyer Squeeze filter is our pick for the best portable water purifier.

Pete Ortiz


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).

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